International Hearing Society

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Welcome to the web site of the Illinois Hearing Society (IHS). IHS is a professional trade group representing hearing instrument dispensers throughout Illinois.

IHS provides its members with certified continuing education, legislative advocacy, business related programs and industry news.

If you wish to become a member of IHS, call the IHS office at 217-528-5230 and we will fax an application to you immediately. Complete the application and return it to the IHS office with your dues.

New Credit Card Service

IHS is proud of its partnership with Premier Bank Systems to provide your credit card processing needs. This program is a terrific business product backed with quality service! In addition, how would you like to accept checks with the confidence knowing that the transaction will be handled just like a debit card and you get paid right away! No worry will the check clear! Click icon for more details.

License Required Courses Now Available (Currently Suspended)

Parkland College in Champaign our only designated community college in Illinois to accept the International Hearing Society's 32-course distance learning series for college credit. Statutory requirements of the Illinois Hearing Instrument Consumer Protection Act began January 1, 2003, and requires anyone who desires to become a licensed hearing instrument dispenser to complete 12 semester hours of academic undergraduate course work consisting of 3 semester hours of anatomy and physiology of the speech and hearing mechanism, 3 semester hours of hearing science, 3 semester hours of introduction to audiology and 3 semester hours of aural rehabilitation.

The Illinois Hearing Society paired up the International Hearing Society's 32-course program to correspond with the 4 statutory categories of study and wrote objectives for each course.

The Illinois Hearing Society is very thankful to Parkland College for its vision and willingness to work with our association.

To view full requirements to be a licensed hearing instrument dispenser CLICK HERE .

If you have questions regarding Parkland College's tuition or how to petition for these hours after taking the 32 course program, contact Parkland College's Health Professions Department at Parkland College at 217-351-2286 or ask for Health Professions through the 800 number (800) 346-8089 or go online at or call the IHS (Illinois) office for details on how the program works.


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2016 Hearing Instrument Donators

*Beltone Electronics
*Starkey Hearing Technologies