The Audiology program at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital will offer a fourth-year externship These positions will begin in early June and will end in early May of the following year. All externs will be supervised by licensed Audiologists over this time.
Applicants should have a strong interest in pursuing a career in pediatric audiology following completion of this externship opportunity.
Externs will be provided with supervision by each of our experienced pediatric audiologists. All staff hold their ASHA CCC-A in addition to the Connecticut state license in audiology.
Externs will be at both the Children's Hospital main location in New Haven, Connecticut and at our satellite location in Norwalk, Connecticut. They will be exposed to all aspects of pediatric audiologic evaluation and case management, including all behavioral audiometric techniques and electrophysiologic measurements (both sedated and natural sleep). Externs will also gain experience in selection of hearing aids and implantable technology, and assisting in educational accommodations for children with hearing loss. In addition, externs will have the opportunity to work with our newborn hearing screening coordinator to learn about management of this program in the largest birthing hospital in Connecticut.
Applicants should submit their letter of intent, resume, graduate transcripts (official or unofficial) and two letters of recommendation. We recommend that at least one of the recommendations be from an audiologist who supervised a pediatric placement and can speak to your strengths in this area.
Primary Practice Setting:
Hospital Multi-specialty medical center
Number of Audiologists at the site:
1 FTE Masters Degree 3 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 1 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 1 FTE Clerical Support Staff
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 1 2nd year 1 3rd year 2 4th year Externships
Will interview travel be compensated?
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes In house CE training is provided; externs will attend local conferences with preceptors
Expected hours/days a week:
Travel to satellite centers required?
Yes Externs will have the opportunity to travel to our Norwalk satellite office. Approximately 34 miles from New Haven.
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:
The ideal candidate will meet the following criteria: •Experience in all areas of pediatric audiometric evaluation including VRA, CPA, tympanometry and DPOAE. •Academic background and experience with frequency-specific threshold ABR. •Academic background and experience with pediatric hearing aid fitting utilizing the DSL fitting protocol and on-ear test measures. •Academic background and interest in pediatric cochlear implants. •Professional interpersonal skills with parents, children, and preceptors.
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
During the externship, the student will develop the following skills and knowledge: •Proficiency and independence in all facets of the diagnostic process including testing, interpretation and counseling. •Methods for working with children and families from other countries and cultures. •Approaches to working with medically complex children and their families. •Proficiency with hearing aid fitting, hearing assistance technology and educational recommendations for children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
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 Externs will be asked to participate in clinical research as appropriate.
Consortium or collaborative arrangements with other sites?
Yes Externs will have the opportunity to attend the Connecticut EHDI Task Force monthly meeting. This meeting is off-site.
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:
An affiliation agreement will need to be signed from the student's university and Yale New Haven Hospital prior to the students start date. The student may have to complete online training and will attend an orientation session at the beginning of the externship.
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Phone interview Letter of request/intent Other Depending on the applicant pool, an in-person interview may be required. However, we try to skype whenever possible.
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Students should have their clinical director or educational coordinator reach out to Bernadette Palmese, AuD prior to applying. All application materials MUST be submitted in one packet either via email (preferred method) to firstname.lastname@example.org or via mail to Pediatric Audiology 1 Park Street, 2nd floor 208A New Haven, CT 06510
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
Additional Salary Information: Per hospital guidelines, students cannot be paid.
About Yale New Haven Children's Hospital
Yale New Haven Children's Hospital (YNHCH) offers Connecticut's largest and most comprehensive array of maternity and pediatric services. Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital is a national leader in pediatric care with campuses in New Haven and Bridgeport. The network of seven Pediatric Specialty Centers across the region provides access to more than 35 pediatric medical and surgical sub-specialties.