The Speech and Hearing Center at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro invites applications for two Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) fourth-year student externships beginning Summer 2019.
Qualifications Suitable applicants should be motivated and independent with a willingness to work as part of a multidisciplinary team in a University Clinic setting. Qualified candidates should have a strong foundation in diagnostic audiology and amplification services.
Responsibilities Primary responsibilities for the position include comprehensive adult and pediatric audiological evaluations, tinnitus assessment, and auditory processing evaluations. Aural rehabilitation services include hearing aid dispensing, individual/group education, and auditory training for children and adults with auditory processing disorders. The UNCG Speech and Hearing Center specializes in management of tinnitus and sound senstivity disorders including hyperacusis and misophonia.
Supervision The fourth-year extern is an integral member of a team of professionals at the Center. The extern works closely with his/her clinical preceptor who provides instruction and guidance while fostering a collegial relationship.
Primary Practice Setting:
Other University Clinic
Number of Audiologists at the site:
0 FTE Masters Degree 1 FTE Au.D. 2 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 0 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 3 FTE Clerical Support Staff
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 0 2nd year 0 3rd year 2 4th year Externships
Will interview travel be compensated?
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes Students are provided training as needed and appropriate to carry out job-related duties.
Expected hours/days a week:
Travel to satellite centers required?
Local students preferred:
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?
Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
Student should have mastered basic assessment procedures and have a working knowledge of best practices for hearing aid fitting and validation. Experience with a variety of manufacturers and software is preferred. Students also should possess good communication skills when working with patients and other professionals.
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
Student will learn about managing tinnitus and sound sensitivity disorders from a health coaching perspective. In addition, students will participate in the evaluation and intervention of auditory processing disorders. Students also will gain experience assisting with the daily operations of the Center.
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 Opportunities for clinical research and professional presentations are available.
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:
The evaluation form from the University will be completed as requested. Collaboration with the University to address concerns or special needs that may arise during the student's externship is expected.
Open until filled
Letters of Recommendation Resume Letter of request/intent Other A skype interview will be scheduled once all materials, including three letters of recommendation, are received.
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Please send all materials by email to the attention of the contact person provided below.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
Additional Salary Information: The student will be paid a stipend for the term of one calendar year. University holidays (including a Winter break) and leave time are provided.
About UNCG Speech and Hearing Center
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is nestled in the heart of the Piedmont Triad in North Carolina. Greensboro is a blossoming city featuring interests for diverse populations. Its temperate climate and proximity to both the Appalachian Mountains and Coastal Carolina make it a great place to live. UNCG Speech and Hearing Center serves clients across the life span from infants to the geriatric population. Our audiologists provide diagnostic services for children and adults including hearing and (central)auditory processing evaluations. In addition, adults receive a full range of intervention services including hearing aids, assistive listening devices, and aural rehabilitation classes. UNCG Speech and Hearing Center also specializes in tinnitus/hyperacusis evaluation and management. To learn more about UNCG and the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, visit www.uncg.edu/csd. To learn more about Greensboro, visit http://imagesgreensboro.com.