In order to work in the hearing healthcare industry you are required to be a licensed hearing healthcare professional.
Hearing Instrument Specialists must study from 2-3 years and participate in an internship. They must also complete an international licensing exam to become fully licensed.
Audiologists must take an undergraduate program and enter an Audiology program from 2-3 years. They are required to take an internship and a licensing exam as well.
The Hearing Care Professionals who test, program, and fit devices have to be licensed and be a recognized provider by the government.