The Ear Institute at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is seeking a Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) student to complete a full-time audiology externship. The Otolaryngology department at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary was recognized in the top 50 Best Hospitals ranking for 2018 – 2019 by U.S. News & World Report. Audiology doctoral students can expect a wide range of clinical experiences, including:
Developmentally appropriate behavioral audiologic evaluations for pediatric, adult, and geriatric populations
Electrophysiologic testing during natural sleep and under anesthesia
Follow-up newborn hearing screening
Hearing device evaluation, programming, fitting, repair, and follow-up including: hearing aids, FM systems, bone conduction devices, CROS systems, Earlens
Cochlear implant evaluation, programming, and follow-up from all major manufacturers
Vestibular evaluation and rehabilitation in adult and pediatric populations, including: VNG, rotary chair, cVEMP, oVEMP, vHIT, ECoG, ENoG
The extern will have 3 primary clinical supervisors, one each from pediatrics, cochlear implants, and adult diagnostics/vestibular, and will have the opportunity to work with multiple other audiologists.
Mastery of clinical skills not required (these skills will be developed and honed throughout the externship experience)
Mastery of the theoretical concepts behind basic diagnostic testing (i.e., pure tone audiometry, masking, speech testing, etc.) prior to start of externship is required.
Experience with pediatrics, hearing aids, cochlear implants and vestibular testing recommended, but not required
Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
•Proficiency of basic audiometric testing in children and adults •Experience in all aspects of hearing aids (adult and pediatric) •Experience in evoked potentials for both neurodiagnostic and threshold testing •Experience in cochlear implant assessment and programming •Experience in vestibular assessment
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
•Mastery of basic audiometric testing in children and adults •Proficiency in all aspects of hearing aids (adult and pediatric) •Proficiency in evoked potentials for both neurodiagnostic and threshold testing •Proficiency in cochlear implant assessment and programming •Proficiency in vestibular assessment
Primary Practice Setting:
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 0 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:
1 FTE Masters Degree 15 FTE Au.D. 1 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
Yes The extern will have the opportunity to participate in any relevant research studies that are being conducted at NYEE of Mount Sinai.
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes The extern will be offered many opportunities to participate in on-site and off-site training and conferences.
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:
Mid-semester and end of semester evaluations provided by the academic institution.
September 14, 2018
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Letter of request/intent Other in-person interview post committee review
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
1. email application items to firstname.lastname@example.org 2. hard copy of application mailed to: Sharon Kupfer New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai 380 Second Ave, 9th Floor NY, NY 10010 3. applicant will be contacted with interview information 4. verbal and written notification will be provided
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
The Ear Institute at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai consists of a comprehensive multi-specialty team of professionals focused on ear and balance disorders. Audiologist perform a battery of tests to determine the nature and severity of the hearing or balance disorder in pediatric and adult patients.