Colorado Hearing/ Hearing Life is an audiology practice located in Colorado ENT and Allergy with 11 physicians and 4 audiologists. There are two locations to Colorado ENT and allergy. The externship would NOT fluctuate between the two locations.
We provide audiological services to all age ranges and can offer a 4th year extern a diverse clinical experience. Our services include adult/pediatric diagnostic testing (hearing test, tympanogram, acoustic reflexes and otoacoustic emissions), adult hearing aid evaluation/fitting with various manufacturers and BAHA evaluations/fittings ( 1-4 a year).
This position will be competitively paid.
Please visit our website at www.coloradoent.com for additional information.
To apply, please send letter of interest, a CV, and letters of recommendation, to Jennifer Dessel, Au.D. CCC-A at Jdes@hearinglife.com.
Primary Practice Setting:
ENT group practice
Number of Audiologists at the site:
0 FTE Masters Degree 2 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 0 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 1 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
Other – Please Describe Hourly wage with hearing aid sales compensation.
Will interview travel be compensated?
Continuing education opportunities?
Expected hours/days a week:
Travel to satellite centers required?
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:
Perform comprehensive hearing evaluations on pediatric to geriatric patients, understand how to accurately mask when needed, how to interpret hearing evaluations. The externship should also have familiarity with programming and trouble shooting hearing aids.
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
To comfortably and confidently relay test results to the patient and to devise a potential plan for rehabilitation. The externs should also feel comfortable talking to patients about hearing aids and hearing aid trouble shooting.
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:
Would require the university to provide a way to progressively assess the externs progress via reporting.
Letters of Recommendation Resume Phone interview Letter of request/intent
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Please send all applicable information to Jennifer Dessel at email@example.com
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)