The Center for Hearing and Communication is looking for a strong AuD student (June 2020-June 2021) who is interested in our not for profit speech and hearing agency who desires a great deal of hearing aid experience. The extern will be performing diagnostics, hearing aid evaluations and fittings, will be in our dispensary several days a week and will receive a pediatric rotation and CAP testing experience. The extern additionally assists in speech therapy for toddlers as well as our Communication’s Program for seniors. The extern may participate in hearing screenings for children on our mobile van. We require a NY State hearing dispenser trainee license and will assist the chosen student in obtaining the license if it is not already obtained. A $15,000 stipend has been offered in the past and we hope to provide the same amount this year. The extern will have regular holidays off and 2 weeks paid leave. If you feel that what we have to offer matches what you desire for your 4th year AuD experience please send your cover letter, resume, academic record (can be unofficial) and 3 letters of recommendation, one of which is from a direct supervisor from an outside externship, to Susan E. Adams, M.S.,CCC-A, Clinical Supervisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Primary Practice Setting:
Community speech and hearing center
Number of Audiologists at the site:
1 FTE Masters Degree 5 FTE Au.D. 1 FTE Ph.D. 14 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 4 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 5 FTE Clerical Support Staff
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 0 2nd year 1 3rd year 1 4th year Externships
Stipend Other – Please Describe standard holidays 2 weeks total paid time off
Will interview travel be compensated?
2 weeks total
Continuing education opportunities?
June 1, 2020
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:
-Competence in diagnostics -Prior experience in fitting amplification -Competent in report writing -Experience in counseling adults
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
-Competence in selection and fitting of amplification -Competence in testing pediatrics and in evaluating adults from group home -Autonomously performing diagnostics
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
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:
-contact with the university's clinic coordinator regarding intern's progress -knowledge of evaluation process, university's expectations for intern's experience
November 1, 2019
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Letter of request/intent Other One letter must be from a supervisor from an outside placement
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
-email provided address
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
We are a nonprofit speech and hearing agency providing hearing healthcare for infants, children and adults with hearing loss and auditory challenges including speech communication therapy for children and adults, hearing and hearing aid evaluation, dispensing and repairs, comprehensive pediatric services, auditory processing evaluations, tinnitus and hyperacusis treatment and psychotherapy.