Yale Hearing and Balance Center is a comprehensive audiology practice providing care for primarily adult patients through Yale University School of Medicine. We strive to provide an interdisciplinary team approach to provide our patients with the best level of care possible. Fourth year externs are an integral part of our busy clinic and work closely with our audiologists and physicians allowing for growth into confident, independent audiologists.
Primary Practice Setting:
University medical center
Number of Audiologists at the site:
0 FTE Masters Degree 6 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 1 2nd year 1 3rd year 3 4th year Externships
Will interview travel be compensated?
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes Externs are encouraged to attend local conferences and surgical grand rounds offered both through Yale University School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Hosptial.
~June 1, 2022
Expected hours/days a week:
Travel to satellite centers required?
Yes With audiology services expanded to satellite locations, audiology externs will have the opportunity to have their clinical experience based at our New Haven or satellite Stratford location.
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:
-Take a complete case history -Strong report writing skills -Competently perform all diagnostic evaluations -Critically think about each case presented -Solid foundation in hearing aids, cochlear implants, and ossiointegrated devices -Good counseling skills for patients of all ages & backgrounds -Working knowledge on vestibular evaluations
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
-Proficiency with online electronic medical record keeping -Proficiency in report writing -Independently perform all diagnostic evaluations -Critically thinking about each case presented -Proficient in counseling, selection, and fitting of hearing aids, cochlear implants and bone anchored devices -Independently perform a full vestibular evaluation -Observations and participation in sedated otology coordinated cases
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 Externs encouraged to participate in educational, manufacturers, and work-related case studies. A clinically relevant research project for presentation or publication is encouraged.
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:
An affiliation agreement must be signed between the universities before an offer letter can be generated. Required student evaluation paperwork should be submitted prior to externship start date.
September 10, 2021
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Phone interview Letter of request/intent Other All application requirements (including cover letter, resume and transcripts) should be submitted as one complete packet and can be either emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to our clinic via certified mail.
Two letters of recommendation can be emailed directly from references to email@example.com
If completed packet is mailed, it should be sent to:
Yale Hearing and Balance Center Attention: Megan Narron, AuD 800 Howard Avenue 4th Floor Room 468 New Haven, CT 06519
All selected applicants will be required to complete one or more phone and/or video interviews with Yale Hearing and Balance Center.
Please contact our center at firstname.lastname@example.org or (203) 785-5430 prior to sending a cover letter and current resume.
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Yale Hearing and Balance Center will be following the Audiology Clinical Education Network in an effort to standardize the externship application process. The purpose of a standard timeline is to increase efficiency for students, academic programs and the externship institutions.
Fall 2021 Externship Timeline:
September 10, 2021:Deadline for submitting completed application Mid September-Mid October: Virtual interviews October 20, 2021:Externship offers extended to students October 24, 2021: Deadline for students to accept externship offers
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
The Yale Hearing and Balance Center provides world class, comprehensive hearing and balance services for patients of all ages. Our caring team of multidisciplinary specialists offers innovative solutions to diagnostic, treatment, and management techniques for a range of congenital and acquired disorders, including hearing impairments, tinnitus, aural atresia, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), cholesteatoma, and hearing loss.
All of our audiologists are certified, Connecticut State licensed, and highly experienced at performing a variety of leading-edge diagnostic tests.
As faculty of the Yale School of Medicine Department of Surgery, our team members are among the best in their fields of research and practice. While their dedication to helping individuals with hearing and balance disorders is apparent through the compassion and commitment they bring daily to patients, their research has helped advance the science of hearing and balance so that patients everywhere can lead better lives.
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