Associated Audiologist, Inc offers a unique externship opportunity in a premier private practice. Our clinic specializes in hearing diagnostics, hearing aids, tinnitus, sound sensitivity, and dizziness/balance disorders. The objective of this externship is to provide varied clinical experiences and skills necessary for an audiology career working with adults. Externs can expect intensive training and mentorship from supervising audiologists in evidence-based best practice.
This position is available to students who are eligible to begin an externship having met the clinical and educational requirements of their educational programs.
Primary Practice Setting:
Number of Audiologists at the site:
0 FTE Masters Degree 13 FTE Au.D. 2 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 0 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 10 FTE Clerical Support Staff
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 0 2nd year 2 3rd year 2 4th year Externships
Will interview travel be compensated?
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes Externs are encouraged to attend professional meetings and all continuing education opportunities hosted by Associated Audiologists.
Expected hours/days a week:
Travel to satellite centers required?
Yes Externs may rotate between or visit multiple locations. Travel time between clinics is 40 minutes or less. The extern schedule is generally confined to 1-2 metro clinics with only occasional travel.
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:
Externs are required to have completed all the academic and clinical experience requirements of their educational programs. They should be able to conduct basic audiological evaluations, have some hearing aid exposure, have strong interpersonal skills, and be self-starters with personal motivation.
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
•Diagnostic Audiology •Hearing aid selection/verification/management/follow up •Hearing aid programming/adjustments •Report writing •Comprehensive vestibular evaluations •VNG/rotary chair/VEMP •Neurodiagnostic ABR •Electrocochleography •Cerumen management •Otoacoustic emissions •Tinnitus/sound sensitivity assessments and management •Clinical decision making
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:
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Phone interview Letter of request/intent
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
To apply, please send a letter of request/intent, three letters of recommendation, an unofficial transcript and current CV/resume to Dr. Dana Jacobson at Dana@hearingyourbest.com
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
Associated Audiologists, Inc., is an audiology private practice with four clinics in the Kansas City metro area and two additional clinics in Eastern Kansas. Our audiologists are leaders in audiological care specializing in hearing diagnostics, hearing aids, tinnitus and dizziness and balance disorders. The practice was established in 1985 and is currently owned and operated by Tim Steele, Ph.D., FAAA, president.
Our audiologists hold Allied Health Staff privileges at several hospital systems in the metro area including Shawnee Mission Medical Center and Saint Luke’s.