East Valley Hearing Center a division of Hearing Life is an exceptional audiology practice based in Mesa, Arizona for over 35 years. Our practice provides professional audiology and hearing aid services to patients ages four to 104 with a caring touch! Our emphasis is superior customer service and patient care delivered by doctors of Audiology that have a passion for providing a "Best practices" approach to hearing health care. East Valley Hearing Center offers a wonderful working environment and is committed to providing professional growth for our 4th year students. We are a certificate holder for the Audiology Preceptor Training Program (CH-AP).
The student will need to provide evidence of graduating from a 4 year college institution in Communication Disorders/ Audiology or equivalent
Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
The student should have a well rounded foundation and understanding of the field of audiology and fitting amplification devices using real-ear analytics. Students should have good communication skills, have an ability to build rapport and be willing to take on a "learning perspective" in this 4th year experience with preceptors, the patient and their family members.
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
Students will be exposed , through hands on experience in diagnostic hearing evaluations using state-of-the-art equipment including immitance and otoacoustic emissions with extensive training on amplification devices, blue-tooth and streaming devices, fitting, dispensing and electroacoustic/real ear analysis. As a preceptor site certified through the ABA program (CH-AP) the student will have access to front office, marketing, insurance reimbursement and coding training as the student's interests dictate.
Primary Practice Setting:
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 0 2nd year 1 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 3 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
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes Typically manufacturer training and some seperate CEU's relating to the field of Audiology.
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:
Appropriate communication with the school if the student has performance or behavior issues.
Letters of Recommendation Resume Personal Review Letter of request/intent
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Please provide a "Letter of Intent" and resume. Letters of recommendation and a personal review to follow.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)