The 4th Year externship position will include the following: diagnostic audiograms/tymps/reflexes, etc. on both adults and children; hearing aid fittings (primarily adults); hearing aid counseling and follow-up. Our AuD student will learn VNG/ENG and be able to independently conduct these tests and write reports with supervision and guidance. You will learn how to properly diagnose and treat all forms of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo. Otoacoustic Emissions. You will participate in marketing events (if we are allowed to gather again). If available, you will be invited to receive training from various hearing aid manufacturers.
We have remained open during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since this position is for May-June of 2021, we do not know exactly what type of safe-practice policies will be in place. We do wear masks currently and all patients must do the same. All employees and patients are checked for temperature and symptoms. Our ENT physicians do not see patients with COVID-19 symptoms. We sanitize after every encounter. If you do not feel comfortable seeing patients face-to-face please do not apply as we do not have no-contact positions available at this time.
Our 4 physician ENT practice has a very strong hearing aid dispensing clinic. There will be plenty of opportunities to recommend and fit current technology. There will be daily hands-on experience with hearing aid repairs and follow-up as well.
We are seeking someone with interests in diagnostic/medical audiology (with a special desire to work with dizzy patients) and a passion to help treat hearing loss with amplification.
This is a one year position only.
We are looking for an independent thinker with a desire to make the most of this year long experience. Flexibility and the willingness to be a team player are exceptionally important.
Primary Practice Setting:
ENT group practice
Number of Audiologists at the site:
2 FTE Masters Degree 3 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?
Yes Local hearing aid manufacturer trainings.
May or June 2021
Expected hours/days a week:
Travel to satellite centers required?
Yes 15 miles from main office. This happens very rarely.
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:
Diagnostic Audiometry, preferably adults and children.
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
Hearing Aid fitting/programming/counseling.Diagnosis & Treatment of BPPV.ENG/VNG test administration and Interpretation
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:
Resume Phone interview Letter of request/intent Other Your cover letter should include why you are interested in a 4th year experience in North Carolina.
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Contact Sherrie Pelkey, AuD via email firstname.lastname@example.org with resume and cover letter. Please do not send transcripts or letters of recommendations at this step.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
About Alamance Ear, Nose & Throat - Audiology Clinic
Alamance ENT is located in the heart of North Carolina in Burlington. We have a proud 37 year history of being the only ENT office serving Alamance County. Four physicians and four audiologists offer a full range of services for patients of all ages. We have a satellite location in Mebane as well. Our audiologists dispense the latest hearing aid technology as well as providing vestibular evaluations and canalith repositioning treatments.