Longmont Hearing & Tinnitus Center is a thriving private audiology practice in Longmont, Colorado. This beautiful community is located 10 miles outside of Boulder and 37 miles from Denver, but has a unique and special character all its own. Featuring a lively and historic Downtown, plenty of open space, bike paths, high-tech companies and many interesting bars and eateries, Longmont is a vibrant, diverse town. Our practice has an outgoing, charismatic, full time Doctor of Audiology who is interested in working with a 4th year who wants to fully embrace diagnostics, hearing aid fittings and has an interest in understanding entrepreneurship. We are committed to providing our patients with the highest level of service, while connecting with them in a meaningful and professional way.
The ideal candidate is enthusiastic and team oriented. You should be ready to perform medically relevant diagnostics, including audiometry, immittance, DPOAEs as well as treatment focused evaluations that include speech-in-noise testing such as the AZ Bio, ANL and QuickSIN and loudness discomfort levels. Must be passionate about working with hearing aid technology and desire to improve lives with hearing aid solutions. You will be expected to improve proficiency with hearing aid dispensing and ongoing hearing aid management with electroacoustic analysis and real ear measurements. We specialize in tinnitus evaluation and management where an extensive tinnitus test battery and solution-driven, holistic treatment management options need to be embraced. A working knowledge of cochlear implants and candidacy evaluations is highly valued.
Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
*Pure tone air and bone conduction audiometry*Immittance testing - tympanometry, acoustic reflexes, decay*Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions - diagnostic and screening protocols*Hearing Aid Electroacoustic Analysis*Real Ear Measurements
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
*Hearing Aid Sales and Counseling*Tinnitus Diagnostics, Management and Counseling*Develop Small Business Management Skills- Marketing, Social Media, Business Management Skills*Develop Aural Rehabilitation and Cochlear Implant Skills
Primary Practice Setting:
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 1 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 0 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 2 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
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes As needed
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:
Reciprocal feedback as needed
November 1, 2017
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Phone interview Letter of request/intent Other We would like to facilitate an in-person interview. Please submit 2 letters of recommendation.
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Send all of the above directly email (preferred) or post to Longmont Hearing & Tinnitus Center, 1146 Francis St., Longmont, CO 80501
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
At Longmont Hearing and Tinnitus Center, we’re dedicated to providing the highest level of medically-oriented diagnostic and treatment services in hearing loss. Our Doctor of Audiology and Certified Audiologists will evaluate the patients’ hearing and if necessary, help them select from a wide variety of hearing aids and assistive listening devices. We also provide comprehensive care in tinnitus evaluation and treatment.