Owens Ear Center is a private practice located in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. We have 2 office locations: Plano and Fort Worth, Texas. The office currently consists of a neuro-otologist, a nurse practitioner, and 2 audiologists.
Our goal for each 4th year audiology extern is to become a proficient and independent clinician under the supervision of a licensed audiologist with CCCs.
Experience/job duties include but are not limited to:
Must have completed at least 3 years of Au.D. program/qualify for 4 year externship.
Preferred: good experience with masking. As an Otology/Audiology joint practice we encounter a high volume of complex hearing loss cases; many of which are SSD and Bilateral CHL; proficiency in masking preferred.
Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
-Pure tone air/bone and speech audiometry-Basic understanding of masking-Tympanometry-Hearing aid knowledge-VNG skills/experience preferred but not required
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
By the end of the 4th year externship, the student will:-Be independent in comprehensive/diagnostic audiology-Have gained experience in cochlear implants and BAHAs: candidacy, selection, az-bio testing, initial stim., adjustments/follow-ups-Be independent in hearing aid candidacy, evaluation, selection, fitting, and troubleshooting
Primary Practice Setting:
ENT group practice Private Practice
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 0 2nd year 0 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:
0 FTE Masters Degree 2 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 0 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 0 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 Different opportunities are given as manufacturers have events.
Travel to satellite centers required?
Yes 20-30 miles; all offices are within DFW Metroplex
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:
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Letter of request/intent
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
E-Mail resume and letter of intent. Transcripts can be emailed or mailed
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)