We are looking for a 4th year student who has a passion for helping people hear better and enjoy life to the fullest. You are someone who is interested in dispensing and private practice!
This is an exceptional opportunity to work with and learn from Dr. Herholtz, Southern Colorado's first Doctor of Audiology. He and his family have been helping people hear better for three generations since 1957. Our successful multi-location practice offers a unique and valuable experience to someone interested in no just dispensing hearing aids, but the operations of a large private practice.
You are a self starting driven Audiologist with a passion for diagnostics, hearing aid fitting, verification, and aural rehabilitation. We also want someone who is genuinely concerned with the best interests of those we see and has a positive personality. It is imperative to connect with those you serve not just as their Audiologist, but also as their advocate.
Those who strive for excellence in everything they do and can direct themselves in a professional environment would be good candidates.
4th-year doctoral candidate.
Primary Practice Setting:
Number of Audiologists at the site:
1 FTE Masters Degree 3 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 4 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 2 4th year Externships
Will interview travel be compensated?
two weeks +holidays
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes Manufacturers training events, state convention and national conventions
Expected hours/days a week:
Travel to satellite centers required?
Yes 10 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:
Routine audiological diagnostics including air, bone, speech, sound-field, tympanometry, reflexes and Quick-Sin.
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
Impression taking, hearing aid fitting and verification, counseling, aural rehab.
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:
None, other than what is needed to evaluate the performance of the student.
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Phone interview Letter of request/intent
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Submit letter of intent and resume via e-mail directly to Dr. Herholtz.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
Apex Audiology is a multi-office dispensing practice located in Southern Colorado and based in Colorado Springs. We have been helping people hear well for three generations since 1957 and have Southern Colorado's first Doctor of Audiology. Our goal is to provide patients with world-class hearing care and good old-fashioned service that is affordable and effective.
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