Opportunity to join a thriving private practice on the North Shore of Boston. Atlantic Hearing Care is a well established independently owned audiology practice with locations in Swampscott and Peabody, Massachusetts. We offer a wide range of technology for children and adults from the major manufacturers to provide the best match of technology to our patients hearing needs. Our non-profit arm, the North Shore Hearing Foundation, provides hearing aids and assistive devices to people of very low income and educates the public about the importance of quality hearing care.
Students will be exposed to all aspects of running a private practice, from record keeping and accounting to marketing and service delivery. Opportunity to participate in an active outreach program to local physicians and councils on aging, as well as local assisted living facilities. Interest in aural rehabilitation and patient education is encouraged. Although we do provide hearing aids for children of all ages we are primarily an adult placement.
Successful completion of 3 years of a doctoral program in Audiology and desire to work in a private practice.
Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
Standard audiometric test battery and basic skills in hearing aid troubleshooting, programming and dispensing.
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
Mastery of translating the audiometic test results and case history to selecting and fitting appropriate technology, in addition to real ear measurement, troubleshooting and in-office repair of hearing aids. Completion of timely and complete documentation and reports. Provision of appropriate patient and family counseling. Students are expected to develop strong communication skills with patients, families, and referral sources and exhibit a strong work ethic and sense of professionalism.
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 2 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 1 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 Students are expected to attend the local Mass Academy of Audiology conference and others as time allows
Travel to satellite centers required?
Yes occasionally to our Peabody office 6 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:
A protocol and format for any necessary student evaluation and provision of a liaison to review student progress, etc.
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Phone interview Letter of request/intent
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Please email all materials together
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
Atlantic Hearing Care is a well established independently owned and locally operated audiology practice with locations in Swampscott and Peabody, Massachusetts. We offer a wide range of technology for children and adults from the major manufacturers to provide the best match of technology to our patients hearing needs. We accept most insurance and have a wide range of referral sources and commun...ity relationships which form the foundation of our business. Our primary referral source is local physicians followed by our own patients who refer friends and family. We also have a non-profit arm, the North Shore Hearing Foundation, which allows us to spread the word about quality hearing care and to provide hearing aids and assistive listening devices for people of very low income and to provide loaner devices for people at end of life.