A hearing instrument specialist (HIS) is a professional trained specifically in the fitting of the hearing aids and assistive listening devices.

What is a Hearing Instrument Specialist?

A hearing instrument specialist (HIS) is a professional trained specifically in the fitting of the hearing aids and assistive listening devices.  The specialist may also be an audiologist; however, it is not required.  A hearing instrument specialist has extensive supervised on-the-job training prior to being licensed by the state.  The hearing instrument specialist is required to fulfill annual continuing education requirements.

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