Heuser Hearing Institute (HHI) is a multi-specialty, not for profit campus promoting the needs of children and adults with disorders of hearing and balance. HHI includes 4 facilities in addition to the Heuser Hearing & Language Academy (HHLA), which serves hearing-impaired preschoolers, and a research facility. HHI’s interdisciplinary team includes audiologists, speech pathologists, developmental interventionists, teachers, otologists and researchers. We are currently recruiting for 2-3 externship positions in audiology. Ideal applicants will have diverse clinical experiences and will benefit from our multi-specialty practice.
The extern will gain experience in the following areas:
Otology clinic experience
Amplification, including extended wear and daily wear
Implantables, including cochlear and bone anchored
Assistive listening devices
School based assessments
Vestibular assessment and intervention
Additional opportunities for interaction with HHI-affiliated researchers may also be available. Preference will be given to candidates prepared to transition entry-level skills to a fast-paced, multi-specialty center and a desire to create their own opportunity.
Additional information about HHI is available online at thehearinginstitute.org
Primary Practice Setting:
Multi-specialty medical center
Number of Audiologists at the site:
1 FTE Masters Degree 7 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 1 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 2 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 6 FTE Clerical Support Staff
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 0 2nd year 1 3rd year 3 4th year Externships
Will interview travel be compensated?
Continuing education opportunities?
May or later
Expected hours/days a week:
Travel to satellite centers required?
Yes Possible travel dependent on rotation schedule, travel is within the Louisville
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 audiometric skills basic tympanometry skills good understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the auditory-vestibular system
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
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:
to keep updated on policy changes during these changing times
October 9th, 2020
Letters of Recommendation Resume Phone interview Letter of request/intent
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Send application and required letters to my email. Applicant will be contacted to set up interview after the deadline
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
Heuser Hearing Institute is a multi-specialty not for profit campus promoting the needs of children and adults with disorders of hearing and balance. HHI includes 3 facilities and a school employing over 60 audiologists, speech pathologists, developmental interventionists, teachers, otologists and researchers.
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