The University of South Carolina Speech & Hearing Research Center is accepting applications for an audiology externship. The Center performs a full range of pediatric and adult audiologic services including:
Hearing selection and fittings, including incorporation of real-ear measures and subjective outcomes
Adult aural rehabilitation
Participation in parent-counseling sessions and educational plans for children
Adult, school-age and preschool screenings
Interprofessional team collaboration and engagement
Appropriate interpersonal skills must include (but are not limited to):
Ability to work with patients of varied ages, demographics and abilities
Strong clinical skills
Willingness to work in a team-oriented environment
Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
-Strong clinical and interpersonal skills -Willingness to learn
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
-Ability to work with patients of varied ages, demographics and abilities -Willingness to work in a dynamic, team-oriented environment
Primary Practice Setting:
University medical center
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:
7 FTE Masters Degree 3 FTE Au.D. 13 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 0 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 6 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 SPEECH PERCEPTION LABORATORY (Dr. D. Fogerty)The Speech Perception Laboratory investigates how listeners understand speech under adverse listening conditions. Particular focus is given to how age, hearing loss, and cognitive function influence a listener's ability to use different speech properties.
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes Grand rounds, cochlear implant team meetings, manufacturer-sponsored events, continuing education conferences, presentations, university events, etc.
Travel to satellite centers required?
Yes 6 blocks from University clinic
Consortium or collaborative arrangements with other sites?
Yes Cochlear Implant Team collaboration with area hospitals and private practitioners
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:
September 15, 2018
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Phone interview Letter of request/intent
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
To apply, please forward the following:
-Letter of intent -CV -Unofficial transcript -Two (2) letters of recommendation from academic professor/instructor or clinical preceptor.
ATTN: Jason P. Wigand, AuD, CCC-A, ABA at email@example.com.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
The University of South Carolina Speech & Hearing Research Center provides quality diagnostic and treatment programs for individuals of all ages with communication disabilities. Committed to excellence in service, teaching and research, the Center serves to fulfill its mission to meet the needs of a diverse community with regards to the nature, prevention, diagnosis, and to treatment of disorders of communication. In conjunction with the USC Speech & Hearing Research Center, the USC Cochlear Implant Team is the largest cochlear implant program in the Midlands, dedicated to providing meaningful sound to those with significant hearing loss through a partnership of medicine, technology, education, and aural rehabilitation.