Hearing Associates, Inc. is a busy private practice in the North/Western Suburbs of Chicago. We have two full time Doctors of Audiology. In addition, there are two full time licensed hearing aid dispensers on staff. We have two full time offices, one in Gurnee and one in Libertyville, Illinois; and one satellite office in Lincolnshire. Some of the services we provide in addition to standard audiometry include: Speech-in-noise testing, Ultra High Frequency Audiometry, Immittance testing, DPOAEs, Tinnitus evaluations, Tinnitus Retraining Therapy, Cochlear Implant Evaluation and Programming, Hearing aid demonstrations, Hearing aid fittings for both children (5 years and older) and adults, Real Ear and Electroacoustic Analysis, Videonystagmography including BPPV diagnosis and treatment, Demonstration of ALD's and Loop Systems, Weekly Aural Rehabilitation Classes, Cerumen management, and Patient Education.
Expected completion of first three years of doctorate in audiology (or equivalent if applying from a 3-year doctoral program) prior to start of externship.
Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
Diagnostic testing for adults including audiometry and tympanometry, hearing aid evaluation and selection, some counseling skills
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
-Diagnostic testing for adults--audiometry, ultra high frequency audiometry, acoustic immittance measures, DPOAEs, speech-in-noise testing (QUICK-SIN)-VNG assessments including diagnosis and treatment of BPPV-Tinnitus management-Counseling/Aural Rehabilitation and Patient Education-Hearing aid evaluation, selection, and fitting--including verification measures (real ear, test box, and sound field)-Familiarity with ALDs-Report writing
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) 4 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 Negotiable
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes Attendance at Illinois Academy of Audiology (ILAA) convention
Travel to satellite centers required?
Yes We have two offices that are 10 miles apart (Libertyville and Gurnee) and a satellite office in Lincolnshire, about 10 miles south of our Libertyville location.
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:
Mid-term and semester reviews and communication via email/phone with supervisors as necessary.
Letters of Recommendation Resume Phone interview Letter of request/intent Other Scheduled in-person interview at our office (if possible). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis -- there is no specific deadline as we will offer our externship to a student upon finding the best candidate.
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
1. Contact Julie E. Kneip, Au.D. (email listed below) regarding position. 2. Submit resume, three letters of recommendation, and letter of intent. 3. Student may be contacted for a phone or in-person interview after reviewing above materials. 4. Follow up with university regarding offer of externship as needed.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
Hearing Associates, Inc. is a busy private practice in the North/Western Suburbs of Chicago. We have two full time Doctors of Audiology. In addition, there are two full time licensed hearing aid dispensers on staff. We have two full time locations, in Gurnee and Libertyville Illinois and one satellite office in Lincolnshire. Some of the services we provide in addition to standard audiometry include: Speech-in-noise testing, Ultra High Frequency Audiometry, Immittance testing, DPOAEs, Hearing aid demonstrations, Hearing aid fittings for Children (5 years and older) and Adults, Real Ear and Electroacoustic Analysis, Videonystagmography including BPPV diagnosis and treatment, Demonstration of ALD's and Loop Systems, Weekly Aural Rehabilitation Classes, Cerumen management, and Patient Education.