About HEAR Center HEAR Center, a non‐profit organization since 1954, offers complete and affordable hearing and speech services, and is dedicated to helping people at all stages of life be active participants in the hearing and speaking world. We believe that communication through speech and hearing is a vital tool that connects and empowers us—dramatically enhancing an individual’s quality of life and opening doors to the world in which we live. As the only non‐profit of our kind in Los Angeles County, our work changes lives and fills an indispensable role in the healthcare landscape of Southern California. We are a center of excellence in all we do, offering state‐of‐the‐art care to all.
The Audiology Extern will be under the supervision of an audiologist with over 20 years of experience.
Should be able to conduct:
Hearing Aid Consultations
Hearing Aid Dispensing
Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
Knowledge, Essential Skills and Attitude:1.Patient Services2.Health Care Administration3.People Skills4.Thoroughness and attention to detail5.Willingness to problem solve in collaborative manner6.Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of HEAR Center's beneficiaries
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
Primary Practice Setting:
Community speech and hearing center
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 0 2nd year 0 3rd year 2 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:
2 FTE Masters Degree 1 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 2 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
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:
Letters of Recommendation Resume
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
About HEAR Center
HEAR Center, a non?profit organization since 1954, offers complete and affordable hearing and
speech services, and is dedicated to helping people at all stages of life be active participants in
the hearing and speaking world.
We believe that communication through speech and hearing is a vital tool that connects and
empowers us—dramatically enhancing an individual’s quality o...f life and opening doors to the
world in which we live. As the only non?profit of our kind in Los Angeles County, our work
changes lives and fills an indispensable role in the healthcare landscape of Southern California.
We are a center of excellence in all we do, offering state?of?the?art care to all.