The Moog Center for Deaf Education is a private, non-profit oral educational center for children with hearing loss. Audiology services are provided to infants, children and young adults from birth to approximately 21 years of age.
The purpose of this training program is to provide extensive experience in pediatric audiology with an emphasis on cochlear implants. By completion, individuals should feel confident applying critical thinking to outcomes-based management of pediatric patients and be independent in providing all audiologic services offered at the Moog Center.
Direct supervision will be provided by 4 experienced pediatric audiologists who hold Certificates of Clinical Competency in Audiology. 3 are also Board Certified in Audiology, and 2 hold the additional Specialty Certification in Cochlear Implants.
Interested individuals should be highly motivated, self-directed, and possess a strong interest in working with children with hearing loss, specifically those who have cochlear implants. Exceptional academic, communication and interpersonal skills are needed.
Documentation of personal or university provided malpractice coverage is required.
Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
Mastery level skills are not expected, however the student should present with an understanding of and ability to perform otoscopy; acoustic immittance testing; air and bone conduction testing via BOA, VRA, and CPA. Some experience with ABR testing, hearing aid selection, fitting and verification using real-ear measurements; cochlear implant and bone conduction device candidacy evaluation, programming and verification; aided soundfield and speech perception testing; FM/DM system evaluation, fitting and verification; and counseling is preferred. Professional writing skills are desired.
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
Full-time supervision will be provided until the audiologist determines the student is ready to perform tasks independently. It is expected that, over time, the student will demonstrate facility with otoscopy; acoustic immittance testing; air and bone conduction testing via BOA, VRA, and CPA; hearing aid selection, fitting and verification using real-ear measurements; cochlear implant and bone conduction device candidacy evaluation, programming and verification; aided soundfield and speech perception testing; FM/DM system evaluation, fitting and verification; interaction with staff and counseling parents. The student will have the opportunity to prepare for and attend IEP/IFSP meetings, participate in on-going research, teaching and interdisciplinary collaboration.
Primary Practice Setting:
Other Audiology clinic within a private oral school.
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 0 2nd year 2 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 4 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
Yes The audiologists conduct their own research and participate in university and manufacturer sponsored research. The extern will be involved in these projects when appropriate.
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes The extern will attend all local meetings and workshops with the audiologists.
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:
Site expectations and agreement. Proof of personal or university supplied malpractice insurance.
09-20-18, 3 PM CST
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Letter of request/intent Other On-line application should be completed and submitted with supporting documents. http://www.moogcenter.org/Programs/Audiology-4th-Year-Externship
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
1. General information about the Moog Center, audiology services and staff may be reviewed at: http://www.moogcenter.org/ 2. The On-line application should be completed and submitted with supporting documents. Please find this at: http://www.moogcenter.org/Programs/Audiology-4th-Year-Externship
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
Additional Salary Information: Stipend to be negotiated upon offer of externship.
About The Moog Center for Deaf Education
The Moog Center for Deaf Education is a private, non-profit oral educational center for hearing-impaired children. Audiology services are provided to children and young adults from birth to 21 years of age. Approximately fifty percent of those served utilize cochlear implants.
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