The audiology department at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is seeking a Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) student to complete a full-time audiology externship. The otolaryngology department at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai was recognized in the top 50 Best Hospitals ranking for 2018-2019 by U.S. News and World Report. Audiology doctoral students can expect a wide range of clinical experiences including:
Developmentally appropriate behavioral audiological evaluations for pediatric, adult and geriatric populations
Electrophysiological testing during natural sleep and under anesthesia
Follow-up newborn hearing screening
Hearing device evaluation, programming, fitting, repair and follow-up including: hearing aids, FM systems, bone conduction devices and CROS systems
Cochlear implant evaluations, programming and follow-up from all major manufacturers
Vestibular evaluation and rehabilitation in adult and pediatric populations, including, VNG, rotary chair, platform testing, cVEMP, oVEMP, vHIT, ECoG and ENoG
Candidates must have successfully completed all required coursework and clinical placement up to the application deadline and the applicant selected must maintain successful completion of coursework and clinical placement through the start of the externship.
Primary Practice Setting:
Number of Audiologists at the site:
1 FTE Masters Degree 15 FTE Au.D. 1 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 2 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 9 FTE Clerical Support Staff
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 0 2nd year 1 3rd year 2 4th year Externships
Will interview travel be compensated?
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes The extern will be offered many opportunities to participate in on-site and off-site training and conferences.
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:
Mastery of clinical skills not required (these skills will be developed and honed throughout the externship experience).
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
-Mastery of basic audiometric testing in children and adults -Proficiency in all aspects of pediatric and adult hearing aids, bone conduction devices, cochlear implants, electrophysiological testing and vestibular testing -
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 The extern will have the opportunity to participate in any relevant research studies that are being conducted at New York Eye and Ear of Mount Sinai.
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:
Evaluations will be completed as per school requirements.
September 13, 2019
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Letter of request/intent
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Once all required documents are received the student will be contacted for an in-person interview.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
The Ear Institute at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai consists of a comprehensive multi-specialty team of professionals focused on ear and balance disorders. Audiologist perform a battery of tests to determine the nature and severity of the hearing or balance disorder in pediatric and adult patients.