Hearing Life - Mesa (formerly East Valley Hearing Center) is an exceptional audiology practice based in Mesa, Arizona for over 37 years. Our practice provides professional, diagnostic audiology and hearing aid services to patients ages four to 104 with a caring touch, Our emphasis is superior customer service and patient care delivered by doctors of Audiology that have a passion for providing a "Best Practices" approach to quality hearing healthcare. Hearing Life - Mesa offers a wonderful working environment and is committed to providing professional growth for our 4th year students. We are also a certificate holder for the Audiology Preceptor Training Program (CH-AP)
The student should have a well-rounded foundation and associated skill set on the mechanics of performing a range of basic diagnostic hearing tests along with an understanding of fitting amplification devices using real-ear analytics. Students should have good communication skills, have an ability to build rapport with patients and be willing to take on a "learning perspective" in this 4th year experience with preceptors, the patient and their family members.
Primary Practice Setting:
Number of Audiologists at the site:
0 FTE Masters Degree 2 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 2 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 2 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 2 FTE Clerical Support Staff
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 2 2nd year 3 3rd year 1 4th year Externships
Will interview travel be compensated?
10 days PTO
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:
Student should already have mastered the ability to provide: 1) an accurate, basic audiology examination 2) Appropriate otoscopic exam 3)Obtain an accurate patient case history.
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
Students will be exposed, through hands on experience in diagnostic hearing evaluations using state of the art equipment including immittence audiometry, otoacoustic emissions along with extensive training on amplification devices, bluetooth and streaming devices, fitting, & dispensing hearing devices using real-ear analysis, and appropriate patient orientation of the patient and family members with an understanding of various listening strategies. As a preceptor site certified through the ABA program (CH-AP), the student will have access to front office, marketing, insurance reimbursement and coding training as the student's interests dictate.
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:
Midterm and end of term evaluations. Phone conferences as needed if a students performance level or behaviors become a problem.
Letters of Recommendation Resume Personal Review Letter of request/intent Phone interview is ok if on-site personal interview cannot be arranged.
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Send resume, letter of intent and 2 letters of recommendation from the students school or externship sites.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)