"My degree from the hearing instrument specialist program has allowed me to switch
careers into a challenging new field filled with rewards, both personal and financial.
Becoming a hearing instrument specialist has allowed me to flourish personally while
enriching the lives of others through better hearing."
(Mitch Yarbrough, A.A.S., BC-HIS; Columbia Hearing Centers - Spokane ENT Clinic,
P.S., SFCC Hearing Instrument Specialist Program Graduate)
"The SFCC Hearing Instrument Specialist program has given me a profession. With
this two year degree program I am now earning more than I expected when I left college.
The potential for earning a living, while at the same time helping people get back
part of their life, is all within your grasp. It is a thrill to help someone hear
when he or she thought there was no hope. I am now the manager of a hearing center
and licensed in two states. There is a freedom in knowing that the service you perform
is a real need in people’s lives. There are opportunities within the hearing industry
for self-employment, dispensing for private practice, or with major manufacturers
that have their own stand alone offices. Spokane Falls is a wonderful place to learn
and grow into the professional you want to become."
(Carolyn Lovelace, A.A.S., BC-HIS; Manager, Costco Hearing Aid Center (Nevada),
SFCC Hearing Instrument Specialist Program Graduate)
"The Hearing Instrument Specialist program at Spokane Falls is a state-of-the-art
facility. The education and experience is second to none, even for a practicing
professional as I was when entering the program."
(Todd Betts, A.A.S., BC-HIS; Columbia Hearing Centers - Spokane Ear, Nose
& Throat Clinic, P.S., SFCC Hearing Instrument Specialist Program Graduate)
"Education is the key to success, and receiving my SFCC Hearing Instrument Specialist
degree has enabled my professional success. My V.A. benefits provided the financial
assistance I needed during this critical transition back to school. The SFCC Veterans
office introduced me to the Hearing Instrument Specialist program. It appealed to
me immediately. The exceptional preparation I received resulted in employment even
before I graduated. I’m greatly thankful and fortunate for the support I received."
(Lori Kunicki, A.A.S., BC-HIS; Sears Hearing Centers, SFCC Hearing Instrument
Specialist Program Graduate)
"I highly recommend the Hearing Instrument Specialist program at SFCC. This program
has not only prepared and started me in a great career with high demand, but has
taught me valuable skills that have been very useful in my life."
(Daniel Malmberg, A.A.S.; A-Plus Hearing Aids, SFCC Hearing Instrument Specialist
"Receiving my degree from the Hearing Instrument Specialist program at SFCC has
prepared me for and provided me a great job with opportunities in various office
settings within the hearing instrument field. When someone’s quality of life improves
with hearing instruments, it makes my decision to go into this career very worthwhile."
(Julia Bytnar, A.A.S., BC-HIS; Costco Hearing Aid Center (Washington), SFCC
Hearing Instrument Specialist Program Graduate)