Are you motivated by helping people to improve their quality of life? Do you have strong interpersonal and communication skills, and are you curious about technical developments and good with your hands? Then training to become a hearing aid specialist might be just the right thing for you.
With our aging society and increasing demand for hearing devices, the hearing aid industry is highly innovative and expanding. The profession of hearing aid specialists is therefore both exciting and crisis-proof.
Our ear is one of the most important sensory organs within the human body. Not only does it enable us to hear, it is also relevant for our sense of balance. As a hearing aid specialist, you will help people regain their quality of life when they experience hearing loss.
At Oberlin Hörpunkt, our trainees are offered a very broad and varied learning experience. Unlike other specialist shops, we do not exclusively focus on compensating for age-related hearing loss. You will also learn to take care of maintenance and repair as well as fitting and readjusting of speech processors, including the individual product components of high-end hearing implants. Due to our specialised treatment of middle ear and cochlear implants (CI), the medical aspect plays an important role in our work, in addition to technology, counselling and sales.
Our trainees learn
- how to optimally fit hearing aids
- to give advice to customers on different types of hearing systems
- to carry out hearing measurements
- to manufacture earmoulds for hearing aids or as hearing protection
- to instruct customers in the operation of hearing systems
- to carry out service and maintenance work on hearing aids
- to calculate offers
- to prepare invoices for health insurance companies and customers
- to ensure optimal after-care for implant patients
After completing your apprenticeship, you will have the opportunity to work in one of our specialist shops in Potsdam, Berlin or Wolfsburg. You also have the option of being employed by industrial manufacturers of hearing systems. There are numerous further training opportunities as well: For example, we encourage further training to become a CI specialist or paediatric acoustician. The latter specialises in providing hearing aids to children from the first month of life. Those who complete their master's degree as a journeyman may manage a business and even open their own specialist shop.
In order to be well prepared for your future tasks, you will gain a lot of practical experience. In our branches:
- you will work in small teams of 2 to 3 employees
- you will receive intensive support
- the staff is professionally up to date
- the technical equipment is very modern
In addition, employees of the Oberlin Hörpunkt are part of a large health care network: As a member of the company network Oberlinhaus, we are affiliated with the Hearing Therapy Centre (HTZ), a certified Cochlea Implant Rehabilitation Centre (CIC). In addition, the medical care centre Oberlin MVZ Luisenplatz offers specialist medical care for ear, nose and throat medicine, and is part of our network.