We are a neurophysiology based audiology department within a level 1 trauma hospital with an adjoining pediatric hospital. We perform VNG/ENG, Posturography (CDP), EP (sedated and unsedated), ECOG, VEMP, VER, SSEP, CAPT, OAE and Infant hearing screenings. We see both the adult and pediatric populations for selection and dispensing of amplification. Adult and pediatric populations seen for hearing evaluations and all other diagnostics. Adult and pediatric cochlear implant/temporal bone implant mapping/programming and evaluation. IOM and CI surgery observation optional for those interested. Poster presentation required for Ohio Academy of Audiology conference. Externship runs from July 1- June 30
4th year externship eligibility
Commitment to the full 12 month time period of the externship is expected.
Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
*Basic audiometry/masking/reflexes I/C*EP *VNG administration and interpretation*Selection/dispensing/counseling of amplification*Overall good age-appropriate rapport with the public
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
We expect this externship to fine tune skills and expect students to enter well rounded and confident. Students should also be motivated to explore the areas they consider their weakest.
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 3 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 1 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 1 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
Other – Please Describe The 4th year student would be eligible for an Neurophysiology Aide paid position for the Universal Infant Hearing Program (OAE/BAER) on weekends/holidays. Some weekday coverage may be offered intermittently.
Yes Students encouraged to determine and develop topics of interest
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes Local manufacturer sponsored seminars, hospital sponsored learning opportunities, local CEU's.
Travel to satellite centers required?
Yes On occasion the student may travel with an audiologist to a satellite office for EP testing. This is a 20 minute commute.
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 as needed, via email or phone
Letters of Recommendation Resume Phone interview Other Please submit your resume/CV and 2 signed/sealed letters of recommendation. Letters should come directly from instructor. Resume/CV should outline specific testing and learnings during each externship experience. Applications lacking this will be discarded. Any university/extern based reviews are encouraged. Early submissions are given higher priority for candidacy for the interview process, since we invite only a select number of applicants for interview. Site visits are preferred. The applicant will be notified by email once their application is complete. Our campus is tobacco/vapor/e-cigarette free. Once an applicant is accepted, they will submit for testing of tobacco substance, among other required screenings.
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Contact Julie.firstname.lastname@example.org for more informationResumes can be emailed, or mailed to 2142 N. Cove Blvd, Toledo, Ohio 43606 Attn: Julie Yeater, Audiology
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)