Our clinic offers a variety of experience in adult and pediatric hearing evaluations, hearing device/assistive devices consultations, fittings, and checks, cochlear implants, (central) auditory processing disorder, and aural rehabilitation. In addition to spending time at the Speech and Hearing Center, they will be involved in pediatric school screenings, teaching, and community outreach. If interested, research opportunities are also available.
Live in the historic and fun area of Washington, D.C. and enjoy all this exciting city has to offer. Be at the nation’s capital for big events like the 4th of July, and work at one of the most prestigious University’s in the country, George Washington University. You will become clinically competent but also have the opportunity to be involved in teaching and advocacy at the center of it all.
Primary Practice Setting:
Community speech and hearing center
Number of Audiologists at the site:
0 FTE Masters Degree 2 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 0 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 0 FTE Clerical Support Staff
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 0 2nd year 0 3rd year 1 4th year Externships
Will interview travel be compensated?
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes Opportunities for CEU's locally through hearing aid and cochlear implant manufacturers, local CEU opportunities through organizations, GWU, and depending on the schedule, other opportunities within driving distance (travel covered).
Late June - flexible
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:
•Independent in audiologic evaluations •Basic knowledge on hearing aid troubleshooting •Independent hearing aid programming (at least two of the big six brands) •Emerging confidence in counseling and aural rehabilitation •Naturally able to build rapport •Hardworking and good at following instructions •At least basic knowledge on auditory processing disorder and cochlear implantation
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
Throughout the time of the externship and by the end of the externship the student should be competent in the following: •Performing comprehensive audiological evaluations, Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE), Immittance Audiometry, ETD testing and acoustic reflex threshold, reflex decay testing, and auditory processing disorder testing. •Completing conditioned play audiometry for hearing evaluations and pediatric hearing screenings. •Providing amplification services including hearing aid assessment testing, real ear measurements, hearing aid/FM/BAHA analysis and live speech mapping. •Completing cochlear Implant evaluations, device selection, initial activation, mapping. •Interpreting and integrating test results and patient needs. •Consulting with and making recommendations on hearing disorders to patient, patient's family, and physicians. •Completing chart notes for each patient seen and making appropriate referrals. •Making recommendations regarding hearing care options. •Providing hearing device dispensing, including selection, fitting, ear mold acoustics, ongoing management with follow-up, and education. This may include hearing aids, FM systems, BAHA, etc. •Demonstrating and selling Assisted Listening Devices (ALD's), batteries, and other special products. •Running the hearing aid troubleshooting clinic by performing hearing aid repairs, hearing aid checks and cleaning. •Aural rehabilitation and counseling. •Successfully work in an interdisciplinary setting, especially with ENTs, Speech Language Pathologists, members of community organizations, and other individuals at George Washington University (e.g. Disability Services for Students). •Immerging confidence with other opportunities (e.g. teaching, research, marketing, billing/coding, etc).
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 Opportunities to be involved with aural rehabilitation, speech reading/lip reading, and hearing research. If interested in other research in cochlear implantation, speech development, or TBI there are also possible research opportunities.
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:
Externship contract and method to log/track clinic hours.
Letters of Recommendation Resume Phone interview Letter of request/intent Other Please note GPA on resume; Two letters of recommendation requested
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Please send application materials to email@example.com and Gianna Hatch - Admin email firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
About George Washington University - Speech & Hearing Center
Since 1946, the GW Speech and Hearing Center has provided a full range of speech, language and hearing services for individuals of all ages with communicative needs in the Washington, D.C., area. With top-of-the-line labs, audiologic quarters, virtual appointment technology and multifaceted treatment rooms, the center maintains the highest standards in comprehensive evaluations, treatments and trainings.
The center is a teaching facility for graduate students in the GW Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences. Therapy is provided by graduate-level clinicians and supervised by certified/licensed speech-language pathologists. Faculty and students also run clinical research projects, in which clients may participate.
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