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We currently regulate 16 health and care professions, click on each profession for more details:

Arts therapists, biomedical scientists, chiropodists / podiatrists, clinical scientists, dietitians, hearing aid dispensers, occupational therapists, operating department practitioners, orthoptists, paramedics, physiotherapists, practitioner psychologists, prosthetists / orthotists, radiographers, social workers in England, speech and language therapists.

Hearing aid dispensers

Hearing aid dispensers work in private practice to assess, fit and provide aftercare for hearing aids.

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Hearing aid dispenser

Number of registrants: 2,852 (03/09/18)

Professional bodies:

Each of the professions regulated by us has at least one professional body and / or association. These organisations do work which may include promoting the profession, representing members, curriculum frameworks, post registration education and training and continuing professional development. Whilst these organisations are separate from the HCPC, their role may be complementary to ours, which is why we have provided their contact details below:

British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists (BSHAA)
City Wharf
Davidson Road
WS14 9DZ

Current renewal start date: 01 August 2016

Current renewal end date: 31 July 2018

Next renewal start date: 01 August 2018

Next renewal end date: 31 July 2020

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