Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology-Division of Audiology is an outpatient based university academic practice that is affiliated with the large urban teaching hospital of Temple University. We provide inpatient, and primarily outpatient audiology services, diagnostics, and rehabilitation to patients ranging from newborn to geriatric. We see a wide array of patient populations, disorders, and diseases.
The audiology staff currently includes experienced audiologists with AAA and ASHA certification. There are 5 full-time Doctors of Audiology, 1 part-time Masters level audiologist, and 1 audiology intern. The Audiologists work very closely with the Otolaryngology physicians, and participate in the instruction of Otolaryngology residents, medical students, and Audiology graduate students.
Audiologists perform a full range of services and diagnostic evaluations including: comprehensive hearing evaluations, OAEs, ABRs, sedated ABRs in OR, VNG, cVEMPs, ECochGs, newborn hearing re-screenings, hearing aid fitting/dispensing, bone anchored devices, and cochlear implants.
Temple University offers one fourth year Au.D. externship each year with a start date of July 1st and an end date of June 30th.
A student in an accredited Audiology Doctoral program available to start July 1, 2018 and end June 30, 2019. An affiliation agreement must be met between Temple University and the student's current university.
Utmost dedication to patient care, professional integrity, and adherence to code of ethics. Ability to work efficiently with colleagues, physicians, medical students, residents, Audiology students, and staff.
Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
Ability to perform basic audiometric evaluation for both adults and pediatric populations. Ability to perform HAE, HAF & HAC. General understanding and ability to work with CI patients. Experience with vestibular and electrophysiology testing. Interest in pursuing research opportunities.
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
Highly motivated student expected to learn under direct supervision leading towards independence and mastery of administration and interpretation of the following areas: infant, pediatric, & adult audiological assessment; newborn hearing screenings and follow up; VRA & play audiometry; industrial hearing screenings; patient and family counseling/auditory rehabilitation; hearing aid evaluation, fitting, and troubleshooting; select FM and other assistive listening devices; earmold impressions for hearing aids, swimplugs, musician's earplugs, etc.; bone anchored device fitting; cochlear implant evaluations and mapping; VNG, cVEMP, ECochG, OAE, and ABR (neurologic and threshold); ototoxicity evaluations
Primary Practice Setting:
University medical center
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 0 2nd year 6 3rd year 1 4th year Externships
Does the externship site provide orientation to relevant clinical policies and procedures?
Does the externship site provide instructions about patient's rights and providing patient education?
Does the externship site provide orientation to quality assessment, quality assurance and quality improvement?
Number of Audiologists at the site:
0 FTE Masters Degree 5 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 0 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 0 FTE Clerical Support Staff
Clinical opportunities that will be given to the extern:
Pediatric evaluations: infant/toddler
Pediatric evaluations: school-age
Adult hearing evaluations
Auditory processing evaluations
Evoked potential assessments
Intra-operative monitoring cases
Hearing aids dispensed
Hearing aid selection/fitting
Audiologic rehabilitation (group or individualized)
Cochlear implant evaluations
Cochlear implant rehabilitation
Yes Will be determined as projects become available.
Continuing education opportunities?
Travel to satellite centers required?
Yes We have 4 offices and the student is expected to go to multiple offices each week, rarely multiple per work day. The distance between offices ranges from 4 to 12 miles.
Consortium or collaborative arrangements with other sites?
How frequently will the externship site communicate with the university during the externship?
Communication or other support do expected or required from the university during the externship:
Periodic evaluations as required by the student's program.
October 1, 2017
Other -Letter of Interest -CV/Resume -Unopened official transcripts mailed to address listed below -Three Letters of Recommendation, including at least one from a prior clinical placement outside of your school's clinic. Letters must be submitted directly from the writer to Dr. Sohns via email or standard mail. Contact information is listed below.
All application materials, with the exception of transcripts and letters of recommendation, must be submitted together. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please contact Dr. Sohns with any questions.
Send all materials to: Sarah Sohns, AuD Temple Head & Neck Institute, Audiology Boyer Pavilion, 6 West 3509 N. Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19140
or via email:
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Phone interview for strong candidates. In-person interview will be required for top candidates and will be scheduled in November.
Applicants will not be contacted if their application is incomplete, including missing letters of recommendation. It is the applicant's responsibility to follow-up with their references to ensure letters of recommendation have been sent and were received.
University contract/affiliation agreement must be submitted, reviewed, and approved by Temple University legal department prior to program's start date.
University Questions please contact: Sarah Sohns, AuD, CCC-A, ABA Phone: 215-707-6521 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)