Space Coast Hearing and Balance is a private audiology practice located in sunny Melbourne, Florida; minutes from the beach. We provide diagnostic hearing testing for infants, children, and adults, tinnitus mapping, electrophysiological testing (ABR, EchoG, VEMPS), newborn hearing screenings, electronystagmography testing, VHit, and aural rehabilitation. We also fit and dispense hearing aids for children and adults. You will have exposure to the BAHA system and all major hearing aid brands. Supervisor has both her CCC-A certification and HAS licensure.
Externs will be expected to work a minimum of 40 hours per week and must have reliable transportation.
Primary Practice Setting:
Number of Audiologists at the site:
0 FTE Masters Degree 1 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 1 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
Will interview travel be compensated?
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes Staff audiologists required to have 30 hours every two years. Students allowed to attend CEU sessions locally as opportunities present themselves.
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:
*Pure tone audiometry and basic masking procedures*basic hearing aid troubleshooting*medical audiology
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
*Preform accurate Pediatric and Adult diagnostic audiograms*Proficiency in ABR,ENG,EchoG, VEMP testing*Fit hearing aids/perform real ear measurements*Tinnitus mapping and follow up
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:
End of November
Letters of Recommendation Resume Phone interview
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Students should forward resume and cover letter. FAX: 321-308-4020 or email. A phone interview will be scheduled if applicable.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)