We have an opening for an "off cycle" externship placement with a start date around December 2020 (flexible).
Hearing Evaluation Services (HES) is one of the largest freestanding not-for-profit audiology practices in the United States. We are committed to providing superior, ethical solutions for the hearing and balance impaired. We believe in advancing the field of audiology by ensuring that our staff of 15 AuDs are actively engaged in program development to better serve our patient population and the greater medical community.
HES has four of our own offices where we see adult and pediatric patients for comprehensive hearing evaluations, hearing aid fittings and follow-up, ABRs, VNGs, cochlear implants, industrial testing, ototoxic monitoring and tinnitus evaluation and treatment. We also provide audiometric evaluations at 3 offices for a large ENT practice. HES also staffs the Dizziness and Balance Clinic at the Dent Neurologic Institute, the largest outpatient neurology clinic in the United States. At the Dent, we perform audiometric evaluations, VNGs, electrophysiology testing, rotary chair testing, and computerized dynamic Posturography.
HES has a long history of training future audiologists and has been training 4th year externs since 2006. Externs work alongside a variety of doctoral level audiologists with exposure to nearly every aspect of audiology. We offer the unique opportunity to work in a private practice setting for diagnostic and hearing aid services while also providing ENT experience and high level vestibular testing experience often only found in hospital settings. We have 3 positions for externship openings starting June 1 but we also can accommodate a student in need of an "off-cycle" placement.
This is a diverse and rigorous placement covering a wide range of experiences. Successful applicants are self-motivated, detail oriented, take direction well, take pride in their work, and enjoy building rapport with patients and colleagues. At HES, we believe in absolute accountability and always doing the right thing.
We invite you to visit our website to learn more about our diverse programs, services, community service, and amazing staff! HESofBuffalo.org
Primary Practice Setting:
ENT group practice Private practice Other Vestibular Clinic
Number of Audiologists at the site:
0 FTE Masters Degree 15 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 0 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 7 FTE Clerical Support Staff
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 2 2nd year 2 3rd year 4 4th year Externships
Will interview travel be compensated?
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes Externs are always included at Manufacturer trainings. Due to the size of our practice we typically get our own private training sessions.
Dec 2020 (flexible)
Expected hours/days a week:
Travel to satellite centers required?
Yes max of 30 minutes travel between locations
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:
Otoscopy, comprehensive audiometric evaluation, tympanometry, OAEs, basic hearing aid trouble shooting and programming.
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
Over the course of the 12 month externship, students will become independent in comprehensive audiometric evaluations, vestibular evaluations, hearing aid fitting and troubleshooting, industrial testing, and pediatric evaluations (site dependent). They will also become independent in report writing, charting, and general audiology business practice.
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 Not generally but can sometimes be arranged
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:
Typically we are asked to do quarterly or semi-annual evaluations.
Letters of Recommendation Resume Phone interview Letter of request/intent
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Please email your cover letter, resume, and 3 letters of recommendation to jbernstein@HESofBuffalo.org. 2 of your letters of recommendation should be from someone who directly supervised you in your clinical placements and the 3rd can be from a personal, professional, or academic reference.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
Hearing Evaluation Services has been providing competent, caring, and compassionate hearing health care services to Buffalo and Western New York since 1981. We pride ourselves on being one of the largest freestanding not-for-profit audiology groups in the US. We are completely committed to providing the highest quality services available and always doing the right thing for our patients. We are a large and dynamic practice with 14 doctors of audiology. We have four of our own offices and service 3 ENT offices and a comprehensive Dizziness and Balance Center in the largest outpatient neurology clinic in the US. We offer everything from comprehensive audiometric evaluations and hearing aid fittings, pediatric testing, industrial testing, CI evals and mapping, ototoxic Monitoring, aural rehab, tinnitus evaluation and management, and comprehensive vestibular testing (including rotary chair and posturography).