Canadian AuD Externship at the Hearing & Balance Centre in Toronto
Centre for Advanced Hearing and Balance Testing and Munk Hearing Centre
Location: Toronto General Hospital
Type: Full Time
Primary Practice Setting:
The Centre for Advanced Hearing and Balance Testing and The Munk Hearing Centre at Toronto General Hospital are among the largest and most diverse out-patient audiology and specialty vestibular units in North America. We are proud to announce a full-time 4th year externship position.
We work closely with a multidisciplinary team ensuring that each test within our evidence-based test battery probes a unique area of the vestibular system, and provide essential information about vestibular function. Based on the clinical skills of our team, as well as the breadth of tests that we offer, our testing centre is unique within Canada. We regularly complete vestibular assessments for the pediatric and adult population, as well as for patients who have sustained head injuries.
At our hearing aid dispensary, The Munk Hearing Centre, we specialize in surgical patients, single-sided deafness and medically complex patient care.
By the end of a clinical rotation at our centre, our externs have mastered adult and pediatric vestibular testing (including videonystagmography, vestibular evoke myogenic potentials, video head impulse tests, electrocochleography, auditory brain stem response tests and cortical tests) as well as hearing aid selections, fittings and troubleshooting.
Primary Practice Setting:
Number of Audiologists at the site:
6 FTE Masters Degree 1 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 0 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 3 FTE Clerical Support Staff
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 0 2nd year 3 3rd year 1 4th year Externships
Will interview travel be compensated?
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes Hearing aid manufacturer meetings, journal club, neurotology rounds, otolaryngology grand rounds, cerumen management training, etc as well as opportunities to go to all audiology conferences throughout the year.
May to Sept 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:
-Basic hearing evaluation -Understanding of vestibular anatomy and vestibular test battery -Basic hearing aid selection and fitting
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
- Vestibular test battery including coVEMPs, VNG, vHIT, ECochG - Electrophysiology including Corticals, ABR - Hearing aid fitting including verification and fine tuning
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 Yes, we regularly have research projects that we are working on.
Consortium or collaborative arrangements with other sites?
Yes Neuro-otology clinic and vestibular rehabilitation clinic.
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:
Dec 31st, 2021
Letters of Recommendation Resume Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and American citizens from private universities. Affiliation agreements have only been reached between our clinic and private universities. If you are an American citizen, please note that applications to IAESTE Canada are on hold until travel bans are lifted. This is the agency that normally acts as the intermediary for our American applicants. For further inquires, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Please first email email@example.com indicating your interest. Canadian Citizens: please email application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
About Centre for Advanced Hearing and Balance Testing and Munk Hearing Centre
The Centre for Advanced Hearing and Balance Testing at Toronto General Hospital is among the largest and most diverse out-patient audiology and specialty vestibular units in North America. Working closely with a multidisciplinary team lead by Dr. Rutka, our clinical staff members receive specialty training in diagnostic testing. Each test within our evidence-based test battery probes a unique area of the vestibular system, providing essential information about vestibular function. Based on the clinical skills of our team, as well as the breadth of tests that we offer, our testing centre is unique within Canada. We receive numerous requests from physicians and audiologists, both nationally and internationally, who are interested in observing our practices. We regularly complete vestibular assessments for the pediatric population, as well as for patients who have sustained head injuries.
The Munk Hearing Centre is a full-service hearing aid dispensary located at Toronto General Hospital. We work closely with the Centre for Advanced Hearing and Balance Testing and the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery to address the individual hearing health care needs of our patient...s. The Munk Hearing Centre offers unparalleled expertise in the hearing healthcare industry. We specialize in surgical patients, single-sided deafness and medically complex patient care.