Get your hiking boots on! Hearing Associates is a private audiology practice with locations in beautiful Parker and Aurora, Colorado. We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual for our 4th year Au.D. Externship. In our fast paced ENT/private practice clinics, you will provide services to all ages of patients. Our staff of 1 ENT and 4 Audiologists will help prepare students for a real world experience of evidence-based practice with an emphasis on the patient experience.
As a 4th year student you will learn:
Diagnostic hearing examinations
Otoacoustic emissions (OAE)
Hearing loss counseling
Vestibular testing (ENG)
Hearing aid evaluations, fittings and adjustments
Wide range of hearing instrument experience
Custom hearing protection
Tinnitus evaluations and treatment
Business / Marketing Experience
1) Letter of Intent
3) 3 Letters of Reference
4) Transcript (official or non-official)
Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
Students will have mastered basic audiometry and will have at least some exposure to hearing aids, implants and more advanced diagnostic testing.
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
Diagnostic hearing examinations Hearing loss counseling Vestibular testing (ENG) Hearing aid evaluations and fittings Wide range of hearing instrument experience Conformity evaluations Custom hearing protection Tinnitus Evaluations and Treatment
Primary Practice Setting:
Private Practice Other ENT private practice
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:
0 FTE Masters Degree 4 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 0 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 5 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?
Travel to satellite centers required?
Yes 14 miles
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:
November 30th 2018
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Personal Review Phone interview Letter of request/intent
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
To apply, please provide: 1) Letter of Intent 2) Resume 3) 3 Letters of Reference 4) Transcript (official or non-official) Timeline: •November 30th, 2018: Final date to submit application •November / December 2018: Phone interviews •December 2018: On site interviews •December 20th (no later than), 2018: Offer made •1 week after offer: Offer accepted •End of May-July 2019: Externship begins (start date is flexible per needs of Au.D. program)
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
Hearing Associates was established in 1989 by Dr. Bruce Schachterle. Our Audiologists, Dr. Bruce Schachterle, Dr. Gabriela Perez-Saenz, Dr. Michael Iliff, and Dr. John Molina enjoy learning about their patients’ lifestyles and the communication problems the hearing loss is causing. We make recommendations based on both the type and degree of hearing loss as well as the patient’s lifestyle and budget. With today’s wide variety of hearing device products, we can help anyone improve their hearing/communication ability.
Our Doctors are also skilled in the evaluation and treatment of tinnitus. If you or someone you know suffers from tinnitus, we urge you to contact our clinic today to schedule your evaluation.