Practice Description Advanced Audiology Concepts (AAC) was founded in 2000 and initially provided consulting services to the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation. In 2006 the Mentor office opened establishing a traditional private practice providing diagnostic audiologic evaluations, and hearing aid services. Since then services expanded to include tinnitus evaluation and a progressive tinnitus management program. Recently established relationship with a local mental health group to further support tinnitus patients with greater needs. This forward thinking practice continually evaluates new concepts in audiology and their implementation in private practice. The Staff 1. Jane Kukula, AuD 2. Ashley Spisak, AuD, CCC-A 3. Two audiology aides/receptionist 4. Billing and coding specialist Opportunities include developing skills with: 1. Diagnostic audiologic procedures, Immittance, OAE assessments 2. Tinnitus evaluation and management 3. Hearing instrument evaluation, communication needs assessment, hearing instrument selection and fitting, conformity evaluation, and follow up services including trouble shooting hearing instrument malfunctions. 4. Cerumen management 5. Certified Lyric, extended wear hearing aid providers 6. Private practice management Stipend: $7,000 Application Please provide a CV, letters of reference and a short essay regarding your reasons for becoming an audiologists and your goals (500 word limit) by January 1st, 2018. Contact Jane Kukula, AuD email: email@example.com
Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
basic hearing aid skills, basic audiology assessment skills, counseling skills.
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
- Work towards becoming an independent private practice clinician. -Learn Lyric sizing and fitting protocols -Learn different forms of cerumen management - Troubleshoot hearing aid issues -Work towards programming hearing aids independently
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) 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
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:
Period communication regarding student's progress.
Letters of Recommendation Resume Phone interview Other In person interview if possible Short Essay (500 word limit)
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Send requested information via email. If any issues with email, please contact us via telephone 440-205-8848.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
Advanced Audiology Concepts opened its door in 2006 as a private audiology practice. We are located in Mentor, OH, an east side suburb of Cleveland, OH.
Individuals with compromised hearing have access to products and services that maximize their hearing ability to support their communication needs and improve their quality of life.
Advanced Audiology Concepts... provides life enhancing hearing services and personal hearing solutions in a friendly and compassionate environment.
Passionate: We are committed to understanding the challenges and needs of each individual with hearing difficulty, and to improving the quality of their lives. We understand that as professionals we have an obligation to place the needs of individuals first. Those that we serve are the reason we are here.
Compassionate: We care about people and work to achieve a positive impact in the lives of those that we serve in a respectful environment. We understand that a breakdown in communication can generate stress and lack of information.
Friendliness: We work in a manner that is relaxed and friendly towards each individual, family members and family units. We understand that hearing difficulties present challenges to individuals and their loved ones.
Integrity: We value ethical practices. We understand that each individual and the companies we do business with are deserving of honest and fair interactions.