East Valley Hearing Center, now affiliated with William Damont / Hearing Life, is an exceptional audiology practice based in Mesa, Arizona for over 35 years. Our mission statement is "Professional Services with a Caring Touch" ! Our emphasis is is superior customer services and patient care delivered by doctors of Audiology that have a passion for providing a best practices approach to quality hearing healthcare. East Valley Hearing Center offers a wonderful working environment and is committed to providing professional growth for our 4th year students. We are a certificate holder for the Audiology Preceptor Training program (CH-AP) offered through the ABA.
Primary Practice Setting:
Number of Audiologists at the site:
0 FTE Masters Degree 3 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 2 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 4 FTE Clerical Support Staff
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 1 2nd year 1 3rd year 1 4th year Externships
Will interview travel be compensated?
10 days PTO
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes Typically, manufacturer training throughout the year from most of the major hearing aid manufacturers and some separate CEU's relating to different areas within the profession of Audiology.
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:
The student should have a well rounded understanding of basic audiology including administering basic diagnostic tests and associated interpretation of those tests, including fitting amplification devices using real ear analytics. Students should have good communication skills and be able to establish good rapport with staff, patients and the patient's family.
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
Students will be exposed through hands on experience in diagnostic hearing evaluations using state of the art equipment including immitance and otoacoustic emissions with extensive training with all the major hearing aid manufacturer's amplification devices, bluetooth & streaming devices . Students will have an opportunity to develop knowledge regarding front office, insurance and coding and marketing areas if the student has an interest.
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:
Appropriate communication above and beyond the semester evaluations required by the school institution if the student has performance and/or behavioral issues.
Letters of Recommendation Resume Phone interview Letter of request/intent
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Letter of intent and resume'. Phone interview to follow after letters of recommend have been received.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)