The Hearing and Speech Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, located in the heart of San Francisco, that is dedicated to supporting deaf and hard of hearing individuals. The Center takes a holistic approach to hearing healthcare through a comprehensive set of programs addressing clinical, educational, and social needs. Services offered include audiology, speech therapy, individual and family counseling, support groups, educational programs, and community outreach. Our audiology department is comprised of eight clinicians, two externs, an audiology assistant, and clinical practice manager. Specialties include tinnitus, hyperacusis, electrophysiology (ABR), pediatrics, and adult diagnostics and amplification. The mission of the Hearing and Speech Center is to provide personalized healthcare to every individual who walks through the door regardless of financial, educational, or communication barriers.
Applicants must currently be enrolled and in good standing with a Doctorate of Audiology program.
Applications should include:
Letter of Intent
Resume (include all relevant clinical experiences)
Minimum of two letters of recommendation
Unofficial graduate transcript
Deadline for applications: October 15, 2019
Start date: August 2020 (date flexible)
Primary Practice Setting:
Community speech and hearing center
Number of Audiologists at the site:
0 FTE Masters Degree 8 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:
1 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 1 2nd year 2 3rd year 2 4th year Externships
Will interview travel be compensated?
Continuing education opportunities?
Expected hours/days a week:
40 hrs/5 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:
-Adult diagnostics -Hearing Aid Checks and Cleanings -Real- Ear Measurements -Report Writing
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
-Adult and Pediatric Diagnostics -Hearing Aid Check Appointments -Hearing Aid Consultations and Fittings -Real-Ear Measurements -Auditory Brainstem Response Testing -Tinnitus Evaluations and Therapy -Report Writing -Patient Counseling -Working with diverse populations and various socioeconomic backgrounds -Familiarity and confidence working with numerous hearing aid manufacturers
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:
Clear communication between the university, student, and clinic regarding graduation requirements, tracking hours, allowed vacation/time off, etc. University understands and is respectful of the clinic's pre-set operations/schedule and is willing to make accommodations in accordance with this when necessary to ensure students receive the most benefit during their externship year.
October 15, 2019
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Phone interview Letter of request/intent
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Completed applications can be sent via mail to: 1234 Divisadero Street San Francisco, CA 94115
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
About Hearing and Speech Center of Northern California
The Hearing and Speech Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, located in the heart of San Francisco, that is dedicated to supporting deaf and hard of hearing individuals. Services offered include audiology, speech therapy, individual and family counseling, support groups, educational programs, and community outreach. Our audiology department is comprised of eight clinicians, two externs, an audiology assistant, and clinical practice manager.