Middle Tennessee Hearing Aid Center is a privately-owned private practice in Columbia, TN . Our practice is currently seeking a 12 month full-time Au.D. Audiology externship who is passionate about improving patients’ lives through better hearing.
Job responsibilities include a full range of Audiology services including: comprehensive diagnostic hearing testing, VNG, canalith repositioning therapy, ECOG, and other tests as needed for all populations. We provide amplification services including hearing aid assessment, dispensing, and real ear measurements for all populations.
Our private practice works in relation with the local ENT group of Middle Tennessee Ear, Nose, and Throat specialists. Prior experience with dispensing hearing aids, VNG, and ECOG testing is preferred. The candidate must be licensed in Tennessee or in the process of being licensed.
The extern will receive a stipend.
Primary Practice Setting:
ENT group practice Private practice
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) 2 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?
Expected hours/days a week:
Travel to satellite centers required?
Yes Not a requirement but will be an option provided to the externship. Max distance of 50 miles.
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:
Experience in audiological diagnostic testing (adult and pediatric) and Vestibular testing. This includes pure tone audiometry, masking, immittance testing, VRA/CPA, otoacoustic emissions, hearing aid repairs/modification, and hearing aid selection/fitting/programming. Along with experience with VNG, ECOG, and ABR is preferred.
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
At the completion of the externship the student should be proficient in the following areas: Audiological diagnostic testing (adults and pediatrics), Hearing Aid selection, fitting, & programming. Along with VNG, canalith repositioning therapy, ECOG, and ABR testing ability.
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:
December 31, 2020
Letters of Recommendation Resume Phone interview Letter of request/intent
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Email required documents to firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
Middle TN Hearing Aid Center was established in 1961 by William B. West. It became one of the most recognized clinics in Middle Tennessee due to William’s award winning service, and his unwavering commitment to excellence. His son, Daniel West, followed the family footsteps and began his career as the new owner of Middle TN Hearing Aid Center. The practice has grown over the years and provides various services to all populations.