Advanced ENT & Allergy is the largest private practice group in the Louisville and Southern Indiana area, including 14 physicians, 6 mid-level providers, 12 audiologists and several office locations, all within a 25 mile radius. Our practice is accepting two audiology externs to provide a wide variety of hearing and balance services for all ages. Our busy clinics offer excellent clinical and research experiences in a fast-paced, comfortable learning environment. The supervising audiology staff ranges from new graduates to “seasoned veterans,” providing an individualized level of support.
Services include: audiological evaluations of all ages during daily clinic, BPPV evaluation and treatment, VNG, rotary chair, VEMP, VHit, Adult ECoG and ABR, clinical research evaluations, and hearing aid follow-up care and service.
If you are looking to complete your audiology training in a well-established ENT clinic setting and become part of our audiology family, please consider us for your final graduate experience. Advanced ENT & Allergy will offer externs the preparation and confidence to begin a new clinical audiology career.
Requirements: Letter of request/intent
Email & phone interview initially, followed by phone and/or in person interview (locals) for final candidates
Letters of recommendation (when requested)
Primary Practice Setting:
ENT group practice
Number of Audiologists at the site:
1 FTE Masters Degree 8 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 3 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 1 3rd year 2 4th year Externships
Will interview travel be compensated?
5 plus 7.5 holidays
Continuing education opportunities?
May - June, 2021
Expected hours/days a week:
Travel to satellite centers required?
Yes Only 1-2 clinics will be expected of each extern, less than 17 miles apart
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:
Basic audiometry and immittance on peds & adults. Basic hearing aid care. Basic BPPV evaluation and treatment.
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
Become independent with special testing, including ABR, ECoG, VNG. Independent hearing aid follow-up care.
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 Yes. Research department conducts ongoing studies on Meniere's, tinnitus, sudden SNHL, hidden HL, etc. Audiology is performed on all enrolled patients.
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:
October 2, 2020
Resume Phone interview Letter of request/intent Letters of recommendation will be requested for final candidates, but may be sent along with other requirements.
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)