The Center for Hearing and Communication offers a 4th year residency position beginning June, 2022
Applications accepted until September 1st, 2021. We use a rolling application process and will accept and respond to applications on a continuing basis until the candidate is selected, so apply early!
CHC is a nonprofit hearing healthcare leader dedicated to empowering people with hearing loss since 1910. This unique facility services all ages including infants enrolled in Early Intervention through older adults. CHC offers one 12-month 4th year residency position beginning June 2022 at the NYC office.
The position offers experience in all aspects of both adult and pediatric diagnostic audiology. In addition, the student will learn to administer and interpret central auditory processing disorder (CAPD) testing. The resident will also fit, verify and validate hearing aid fittings for patients of all ages. Our resident will run aural rehabilitation classes for adults and will further benefit by learning all aspects of a busy hearing aid dispensary including troubleshooting a wide variety of hearing aids and assistive devices, taking earmold impressions, and dispensing hearing assistive technology while working in our Berelson Hearing Technology Service Department. If you are interested in becoming a well-rounded clinician with broad diagnostic and hearing aid experience, we welcome your application.
Applicants should submit letter of interest, resume, 3 letters of reference (at least 2 of which should be from clinical supervisors, preferably outside placements) and transcript (unofficial acceptable).
Primary Practice Setting:
Community speech and hearing center
Number of Audiologists at the site:
5 FTE Masters Degree 6 FTE Au.D. 2 FTE Ph.D. 1 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 1 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 5 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
Other – Please Describe Stipend may be available
Will interview travel be compensated?
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes The resident participates in the same continuing education opportunities as staff audiologists.
June 1, 2022
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:
-Administer appropriate case history (to adults and parents of pediatric clients). -Perform otoscopic examinations, immittance testing and otoacoustic emissions testing. -Perform pure tone testing for adults. -Write reports summarizing audiological assessments. -Perform counseling/explanations of audiologic findings for adult clients. -Take successful earmold impressions on adults. -Basic hearing aid skills.
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
-Perform pure tone testing for older children. -Perform otoscopic examinations, immittance, OAE testing for pediatric clients of all ages. -Perform and assist in VRA for young children. -Perform and assist in play audiometry. -Perform and assist in infant ABR assessments. -Successfully perform counseling/results explanations for parents. -Perform and assist in sound field cortical auditory evoked potential (CAEP) testing. -Administer CAPD testing. -Learn to interpret results of CAPD testing and write comprehensive reports. .-Counsel adults regarding hearing aid candidacy. -Explain various hearing aid options to adult clients. -Select appropriate hearing aids for adults and children. -Fit and dispense hearing aids to adults and children. -Perform hearing aid verification for adults and children. -Perform hearing aid validation measures for adults and children. -Check hearing aids and assistive devices, troubleshoot and perform repairs when possible. -Arrange for repairs, remakes of hearing aids and earmolds when needed. -Assist in and or independently perform hearing aid orientation classes for adult clients.
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
Yes If the resident provides a capstone research project proposal that fits our facility, we will assist the student in achieving their goals to the extent possible.
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:
Quarterly check-ins and reviews are preferable.
September 1st, 2021
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Personal Review Phone interview Letter of request/intent Unofficial transcript accepted
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Email letter of intent, resume, references and transcript.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
Unsurpassed hearing health care for all ages
The Center for Hearing and Communication (CHC) in New York provides unsurpassed hearing health care for infants, children, and adults with hearing loss and auditory challenges (such as auditory processing disorder or APD). State-of-the-art services include:
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