Eastern Carolina Ear, Nose & Throat – Head and Neck Surgery, PA is located in the north-central coastal plain region of North Carolina. With eight full-time physicians we are dedicated to rendering quality, effective, and state-or-the-art care in our specialty to all people who seek services. Among the many services we offer are audiology/hearing aids, BAHA, laser surgery, speech pathology, thyroid surgery, sinuplasty and sleep apnea surgery, and allergy diagnosis and treatment.
The audiology department consists of 3 Audiologists and one Hearing Instrument Specialist/OTO-Tech. Audiology services include diagnostic hearing tests for pediatrics and adults, OAE, VNG, BAHA, and adult hearing aid evaluations and fittings. Our department seeks to provide the best care for our patients. We are a fast paced office, searching for a student with excellent interpersonal skills, a positive attitude, a strong work ethic, and great communication skills.
Primary Practice Setting:
ENT group practice
Number of Audiologists at the site:
0 FTE Masters Degree 3 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 1 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 1 3rd year 1 4th year Externships
Will interview travel be compensated?
Continuing education opportunities?
Expected hours/days a week:
40 hours/5 days
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:
Understanding of diagnostic hearing tests, masking, hearing aids, and VNG Strong communication skills!
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
Further develop skills listed above along with Baha
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:
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Phone interview Letter of request/intent 2 letters of recommendation
Phone/video interview will be scheduled after all requirements have been received.
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Send all required documents to email provided.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)