Hometown: Edinburgh

 

About You:

I chose this course as it is the qualification I need to progress in my career as a hearing aid dispenser.

The course is not run in many places, but fortunately for me QMU does run the course and as I live in Edinburgh with my young family it was a natural choice.

I currently work in a private hearing aid practice. I have been there for nearly 10 years doing administration but with this qualification I will change roles to that of hearing aid dispenser.

"For me the highlight of the course has been learning the practical skills that I will be using in my every day work, there's a real satisfaction in mastering something that seemed so daunting at the beginning!"
Sasha Groves

The Course

For me the highlight of the course has been learning the practical skills that I will be using in my everyday work, there's a real satisfaction in mastering something that seemed so daunting at the beginning!

For students thinking of taking the course I would recommend spending time shadowing an audiologist or hearing aid dispenser to find out exactly what the role involves.

I have no plans for further study after finishing the course, I think I will need a few years just to build up experience in the role. But after that who knows!

 

Story published 2016 - 2017