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About IHS

Over 70 Years of Excellence

The International Hearing Society (IHS) is a membership association that represents hearing healthcare professionals worldwide. IHS members are engaged in the practice of testing human hearing and selecting, fitting and dispensing hearing instruments and counseling patients. Founded in 1951, the Society continues to recognize the need for promoting and maintaining the highest possible standards for its members in the best interests of the hearing impaired it serves.

As the membership organization for thousands of independent specialists, IHS conducts programs in competency accreditation, education and training and encourages specialty-level certification for its members.


To protect, represent, and promote the interests of hearing healthcare and hearing healthcare professionals.


Empowering hearing healthcare professionals to deliver high-quality accessible hearing care.

What is a Hearing Aid Specialist?

Hearing Aid Specialists are licensed professionals who specialize in the practice of testing human hearing and selecting, fitting, and dispensing hearing instruments. They have met all state and federal legal requirements. 

IHS enforces a Code of Ethical Practices, compatible with government laws and regulations. This voluntary effort symbolizes the concern and dedication the Society has for the hearing impaired.

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