Ear, Nose and Throat Associates, P.C./The Hearing Center has been the region's premier provider of comprehensive ear, nose and throat care for over 6 decades and continues to thrive and grow. Our independent practice has 2 ENT offices, 13 satellite locations and 2 retail hearing device centers in the Fort Wayne, IN area. Our team consists of 16 physicians/nurse practitioners/physician assistants and 15 audiologists/hearing instrument specialists. Visit www.enthearingcenter.com and www.entfw.com to learn more about our practice.
The Hearing Center is well-suited for a 4th Year Externship as we offer a wide variety of services for all age groups. Our Audiology services include basic comprehensive audiometry, ABR, OAE, ECochG, APD, cochlear implant and bone anchored device management and hearing device dispensing with all populations.
This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, motivated, self-driven, highly organized extern eager to work in a team environment which encourages professional growth in a fast-paced practice resulting in an Audiologist who is thoroughly prepared for the field.
Applicants are required to have successfully completed all academic and clinic experience requirements of their first, second and third year programs.
Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
Basic audiogram including impedance testing and masking of air/bone. OAE administration and interpretation. Hearing aid dispensing skills. Hearing aid selection. Earmold selection. Basic knowledge of hearing aid fine tuning.
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
Student will master air/bone masking skills. Hearing aid Selection and Dispensing Hearing aid follow up skills. Interpretation of OAE test results.
Primary Practice Setting:
ENT group practice
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 2 2nd year 1 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 12 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 2 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 9 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?
Yes Regular CEU training from hearing device manufacturers.
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:
October 1, 2018
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Phone interview Letter of request/intent
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Student may submit a cover letter, resume, transcript and 3 letters of recommendation. Contact information for the student's current 3rd year clinical supervisor and clinical coordinator of the student's university must be included. The university may make first contact if preferred.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
About Ear, Nose & Throat Associates/The Hearing Center
Ear, Nose and Throat Associates, P.C./The Hearing Center has been the region’s premier provider of comprehensive ear, nose and throat care for over 6 decades and continues to thrive and grow. Our independent practice has 2 ENT offices, 12 satellite locations and 2 retail hearing device centers in the Fort Wayne, IN area.