Arizona Hearing and Balance Center, a Division of Valley ENT, is a busy Neurotology practice in the East Valley of Phoenix serving both adult and pediatric patients. We have 3 full-time AuD audiologists and one neurotologist. All audioloigists maintain the CCC designation through ASHA. The 4th year extern will gain experience in audiologic evaluations, hearing aid fitting and follow-up care, vestibular evaluations (VNG, VEMP), Epley manuevers, electrophysiology (ABR, ECOG), and cochlear implant and BAHA evaluations and follow-up care.
Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
-Diagnostics, pediatric and adult-Hearing aid fitting-some exposure to VNG, ABR, cochlear implants
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
- Fast, accurrate audiologic evaluations- Independent vestibular testing (VNG, VEMP, ECochG)and interpretation- Independent electrophysiologic testing and interpretation(neurodiagnostic ABR, sleep deprived and sedated threshold search ABRs)- Epleys- Independent hearing aid evaluation, fitting, and follow-up care- Supervised cochlear implant evaluations, counseling, and programming- Supervised BAHA evaluations, fitting, and follow-up care- Participation in multi-specialty meetings with other professionals
Primary Practice Setting:
Other Neurotology office with one physician
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 0 2nd year 3 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 3 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 2 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 3 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 Various - past study participation with Cochlear Americas, Advanced Bionics, and Oticon Medical.
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes The extern will have the opportunity to attend hearing aid and cochlear implant trainings in the greater Phoenix area with prior approval. Attendance at one out-of-area conference (i.e. AAA, AAS, ADA) is permitted but will not be paid for.
Travel to satellite centers required?
Consortium or collaborative arrangements with other sites?
Yes All fourth year externs in the Phoenix area meet twice each year for Grand Rounds. The extern will be expected to present a case study at both meetings.
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 31, 2017
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Letter of request/intent
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Students should submit a resume, cover letter, transcript, and two letters of recommendation to the address or e-mail associated with this listing. Please note: application packets will not be reviewed until all portions are received.Mailing address: Arizona Hearing and Balance Center, a Division of Valley ENT, 225 S. Dobson Rd.Chandler, AZ 85224
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)