The Loma Linda University Health Care Division of Audiology has a paid, full-time, 12-month audiology externship available for 2018-2019. This externship will offer a well-rounded experience, providing exposure to essentially all areas of audiology and experience working with all age groups in both a clinical and hospital setting. Audiologic services that are provided at our facility include: audiologic assessments (all ages), immittance testing, otoacoustic emissions, brainstem auditory evoked response testing, videonystagmography, hearing aid evaluations, fittings, & follow-up, bone conduction hearing device evaluations, fittings & follow-up, cochlear implant evaluations, intraoperative neural response telemetry, cochlear implant initial stimulation & subsequent mapping, inpatient testing and intraoperative facial nerve monitoring. On-site continuing education opportunities will also be available.
Completion of 3rd year AuD program (due to the fast pace nature and extensive scope of practice at our clinic, we do not accept students from accelerated programs at this time)
Successful progress on the American Academy of Audiology's Core Competencies
Student must be able to complete a basic adult audiologic evaluation in a timely manner and masking is to be mastered upon entering externship position
Pediatric experience is preferred
Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
Student must be able to complete a basic adult audiologic evaluation in a timely manner and masking is to be mastered upon entering externship position. A strong background in pediatric audiology is preferred.
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
Student will be expected to demonstrate independence in all diagnostic areas (adult and pediatric audiologic assessments, BAER, VNG) and with hearing aid evaluations, fittings and follow up. Student will gain experience with cochlear implants and intraoperative monitoring under supervision.
Primary Practice Setting:
ENT group practice Hospital University medical center Multi-specialty medical center
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 0 2nd year 0 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 4 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 2 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 5 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
No *Self-motivated projects may be considered
Continuing education opportunities?
Travel to satellite centers required?
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:
October 15, 2017
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Letter of request/intent
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Students are required to submit a resume, cover letter, OFFICIAL undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and TWO letters of recommendation (at least ONE from an outside clinical site) to the address below. PLEASE NOTE: It is highly recommended that ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS BE SUBMITTED TOGETHER, applications will NOT be reviewed until all portions are received. Please send application packets to: Loma Linda University Health Care Division of Audiology 11370 Anderson Street, Suite 2100 Loma Linda, CA 92354
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
The Loma Linda University Health Division of Audiology is under leadership of the Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery & Facial Plastic Surgery. A team of highly-qualified audiologists provide a dynamic range of services to all ages. Services provided at this facility include outpatient & inpatient audiologic evaluations, sleep deprived & sedated Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response (BA...ER) testing, cochlear implant evaluations, initial stimulations, mapping & follow-up, hearing aid evaluations, initial fittings & follow-up (includes standard amplification & implantable/non-implantable bone-conduction hearing devices), Videonystagmography (VNG) and intraoperative facial nerve monitoring.