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There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a hearing aid specialist. For example, did you know that they make an average of $29.22 an hour? That's $60,772 a year!

What Does a Hearing Aid Specialist Do

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a hearing aid specialist, we found that a lot of resumes listed 34.3% of hearing aid specialists included financial aid, while 18.3% of resumes included personal care, and 12.4% of resumes included hearing loss. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the hearing aid specialist job title. But what industry to start with? Most hearing aid specialists actually find jobs in the health care and retail industries.

How To Become a Hearing Aid Specialist

If you're interested in becoming a hearing aid specialist, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 40.8% of hearing aid specialists have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 15.0% of hearing aid specialists have master's degrees. Even though most hearing aid specialists have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a hearing aid specialist. When we researched the most common majors for a hearing aid specialist, we found that they most commonly earn bachelor's degree degrees or associate degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on hearing aid specialist resumes include master's degree degrees or high school diploma degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a hearing aid specialist. In fact, many hearing aid specialist jobs require experience in a role such as office manager. Meanwhile, many hearing aid specialists also have previous career experience in roles such as cashier or sales associate.

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Average Salary
$60,772
Average Salary
Job Openings
23,727
Job Openings

Average Salary for a Hearing Aid Specialist

Hearing Aid Specialists in America make an average salary of $60,772 per year or $29 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $126,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $29,000 per year.
Average Salary
$60,772

Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyascdescCompanyascdescStart DateascdescSalaryascdesc
Judicial Aide Specialist (460Th District Court)
Judicial Aide Specialist (460Th District Court)
Travis County Texas
Travis County Texas
11/17/2020
11/17/2020
$48,53111/17/2020
$48,531
Hearing Aid Specialist
Hearing Aid Specialist
Elite Hearing Centers of America
Elite Hearing Centers of America
12/31/2019
12/31/2019
$80,00012/31/2019
$80,000
Hearing Aid Specialist
Hearing Aid Specialist
Elite Hearing Centers
Elite Hearing Centers
11/30/2019
11/30/2019
$90,00011/30/2019
$90,000
Hearing Aid Specialist
Hearing Aid Specialist
Travis County Texas
Travis County Texas
11/08/2019
11/08/2019
$48,53111/08/2019
$48,531
Hearing Aid Specialist
Hearing Aid Specialist
University of Arkansas-Fayetteville
University of Arkansas-Fayetteville
06/20/2019
06/20/2019
$26,53106/20/2019
$26,531

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Hearing Aid Specialist Demographics

Gender

female

48.5 %

male

45.0 %

unknown

6.5 %

Ethnicity

White

62.9 %

Hispanic or Latino

16.8 %

Black or African American

9.4 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

50.0 %

Arabic

16.7 %

Chinese

16.7 %
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Hearing Aid Specialist Education

Majors

Business
22.0 %
Nursing
8.5 %

Degrees

Bachelors

40.8 %

Associate

15.8 %

Masters

15.0 %

Top Colleges for Hearing Aid Specialists

1. University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA • Private

In-State Tuition
$56,225
Enrollment
19,548

2. San Diego State University

San Diego, CA • Public

In-State Tuition
$7,488
Enrollment
30,018

3. SUNY Stony Brook

Stony Brook, NY • Public

In-State Tuition
$9,625
Enrollment
17,407

4. New York University

New York, NY • Private

In-State Tuition
$51,828
Enrollment
26,339

5. University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN • Public

In-State Tuition
$14,760
Enrollment
31,451

6. Duke University

Durham, NC • Private

In-State Tuition
$55,695
Enrollment
6,596

7. Howard University

Washington, DC • Private

In-State Tuition
$26,756
Enrollment
6,166

8. SUNY at Buffalo

Buffalo, NY • Public

In-State Tuition
$10,099
Enrollment
21,404

9. Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, NC • Public

In-State Tuition
$3,926
Enrollment
9,835

10. University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA • Private

In-State Tuition
$55,584
Enrollment
10,764
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Top Hearing Aid Specialist Employers

1. Costco Wholesale
4.7
Avg. Salary: 
$90,843
Hearing Aid Specialists Hired: 
12+
2. Zounds Hearing
4.4
Avg. Salary: 
$73,549
Hearing Aid Specialists Hired: 
6+
3. Amplifon
4.4
Avg. Salary: 
$88,818
Hearing Aid Specialists Hired: 
3+
4. HearUSA
4.1
Avg. Salary: 
$63,256
Hearing Aid Specialists Hired: 
2+
5. Starkey Laboratories
4.7
Avg. Salary: 
$95,000
Hearing Aid Specialists Hired: 
2+
6. Florida Medical Center
4.2
Avg. Salary: 
$73,787
Hearing Aid Specialists Hired: 
2+
Updated October 2, 2020