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 HIPSBC as a group empowers the individual practitioner to achieve and maintain excellence in hearing care

Whether you’re a student, registered practitioner or clinic owner, this site will help you in your practice. Check out members page here to find out about the many benefits HIPSBC can offer.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS 2017

 CONFERENCES & PROFESSIONAL GROWTH

Reduced rates to our sponsored symposiums and free courses to obtain continuing competency credits or advanced certifications. Included is reduced rates for the Western Canadian Symposium.

The next is going to be Banff Alberta from April 9-11, 2018

For more details about the 2018 WCS please contact CHAPA: http://www.chapa.ca/

THE COLLEGE OF SPEECH & HEARING PROFESSIONALS OF BC

Fellow HIPs represent the public on the Board of your regulatory body, the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC, which regulates over 1,700 speech and hearing registrants.  Members participate on the College’s core committees , such as Inquiry, Quality Assurance, and Registration; as well as advisory committees such as the HIP Examination and Support Personnel Liaison Committees. All of these, directly affect your professional practice, your business, and your place in the hearing care field as HIPs. By helping the College fulfill its mandate to protect the public, your colleagues ensure that your profession maintains ethical and professional standards and, in doing so, the public’s trust.

We also represent you on the Board of the Canadian Hearing Instrument Practitioners Society (CHIPS) and the International Hearing Society (IHS), providing a BC voice nationally and internationally in our global community.

ADVOCACY

We advocate your professional interests with other members of the hearing healthcare community, audiology associations, medical associations, health authorities, provincial governments, the manufacturing community, the hard of hearing community; and, federal and provincial third party payers.

  • Worksafe BC Liaison committee representation
  • Veterans Affairs Canada

RESOURCES

  • Online offerings at IHS, including a new store, members-only website resources, and online community
  •  The Hearing Professional Magazine – Published quarterly by IHS, features articles and information on new products and issues facing the industry, including the Canadian News section.
  • The Canadian Hearing Report Journal – Published bimonthly by Andrew-John Publishing Inc., it offers articles pertaining to both Audiologists and HIPS.
  • Website which keeps you up-to-date, informed and connected; we lobby and engage in legal services for issues affecting the profession; we advertise employment opportunities; we highlight courses and opportunities for professional development; we informally network and share resources with colleagues here in Canada, and around the world, making lasting business and personal relationships.