HearUSA's externships program allows students to fullfill their 4th year externship requirement with a paid position. HearUSA is a growing company that provides the highest quality of hearing healthcare to our patients. Supervision by CCC-A Audiologist is guaranteed. All experiences are provided at a variety of HearUSA clinic locations. While most clinical sites provide services for identifying and managing hearing impairment, some clinical sites provide more specialized services such as pediatric hearing loss testing and management, ABR, VNG, and vestibular rehabilitation. Hearing loss management procedures include TotalCare Program that provides the patient with an exceptional experience in hearing health and includes video-otoscopy, Quick SIN testing, hearing aid demonstrations, probe microphone measurements (REM), standardized protocols, aural rehabilitation sessions including use of LACE and ongoing clinical services.
HearUSA externship positions require audiology students currently enrolled in an accredited audiology program seeking to fulfill their supervised Audiology Externship requirement prior to graduation. Student externs are guaranteed training/supervision by a CCC-A Audiologist in the areas of general clinical documentation, patient rapport establishment, history intake including hearing handicap survey, otoscopy, immittance (if applicable), video otoscope, hearing evaluation, hearing result interpretation, hearing aid demonstrations, hearing aid programming, aural rehabilitation counseling including option of LACE, hearing aid fitting practices including probe microphone, medical reporting, and general business practices such as invoicing, ordering, monitoring profit/loss reports, and participating in marketing endeavors.
Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
Skills required of a 4th Year Audiology Student include able to complete standard proceedures with adult population including: *history intake*otoscopy*hearing testing with masking*immittance testing*basic hearing aid management*basic hearing aid maintenance *general interactive communication skills
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
By the end of the externship, the student will improve his/her knowledge and skills that they held at the initial onset of externship while acquiring new skills in the areas of:*cerumen removal (if applicable)*administration of QuickSIN test*hearing aid selection*hearing aid programming*hearing aid fitting verification through probe microphone measurement*aural rehabilitation including LACE*general busines practices including invoicing, ordering, scheduling, report analysis, etc.
Primary Practice Setting:
Other National Company with +180 Clinical Sites.
Number of Audiology Students each year:
2 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 2 2nd year 2 3rd year 8 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 1 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
Stipend Salary Benefits
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes HearUSA offers all providers registration to Audiology Online and also provides all CEU required courses through "in-house" live seminars.
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:
HearUSA will accommodate any University's requirements for communication needs and will alter the externship based on University program requirements.
November 30, 2017
Letters of Recommendation Resume Phone interview Letter of request/intent
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
All applicants to contact/submit to Human Resources:Sharon SilverCorporate RecruiterHuman Resources Department10455 Riverside Drive │ Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410Mobile: 561-676-9962Fax: 561-598-7248 Office: 561-478-8770 x303 firstname.lastname@example.org Initial phone contact will take place within 2 weeks of resume receipt.Contracts will be settled after student is accepted.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
Additional Salary Information: Quotes for 4th Year Audiology Externs. *Regularly licensed audiologists salaries are higher and are encouraged to contact Sharon Silver for further information.*
Internal Number: AUD EXTERNSHIP
HearUSA is a recognized leader in hearing care. Through the more than 180 company owned hearing centers in the United States, HearUSA administers hearing evaluations, hearing aids, and beneficial outcomes through the revolutionary TotalCare program. TotalCare focuses on the patient's Total Experience that creates an amazing patient journey of hearing loss identification and management. This journey includes video otoscope, standardized practice guidelines, medical reporting, probe microphone measurements, aural rehabilitation sessions, and, the use of LACE for improving listening skills. The best audiologic services are provided at HearUSA.