Atlantic Hearing Care is a busy, well established independent private practice with a team of two Audiologists and one Hearing Instrument Specialist, looking for a fourth-year extern starting in June, 2022. We are located 20 minutes North of Boston in the beautiful seaside community of Swampscott with a satellite office in Peabody MA. We are a primarily adult dispensing practice.
If you are looking for experience with services that go beyond simply fitting hearing aids, we use a wholistic approach to evaluate and treat hearing loss. The successful candidate will be trained in hearing aids and cochlear implants as well as in a functional hearing evaluation that uses an ear to brain model to evaluate cognitive hearing health to select and fit hearing aids.
We have a strong culture of best practice and customer service and believe that quality hearing care should be available for all. So, in addition to our private practice experience, the successful candidate will be able to provide humanitarian audiology through our affiliated non-profit, the North Shore Hearing Foundation. There is also the potential for international work through the Entheos Audiology Cooperative. If you are looking to refine your skills, add to your knowledge and experience the joy in being an audiologist, please contact us.
Bachelors Degree, completion of relevant University requirements for a 4th year Audiology externship.
Primary Practice Setting:
Number of Audiologists at the site:
0 FTE Masters Degree 2 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 0 2nd year 0 3rd year 1 4th year Externships
Will interview travel be compensated?
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes Extern will participate in ongoing hearing aid and cochlear implant manufacturers training as well as professional development offered through the Entheos Audiology Cooperative
Expected hours/days a week:
Travel to satellite centers required?
Yes We have a part-time office 6 miles away
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 including masking, otoscopy, basic hearing aid selection, programming and troubleshooting, intake and case history, tympanometry, hearing aid orientation
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
Hearing aid evaluation and fitting, real ear measurement, cerumen removal, cochlear implant evaluation, activation and programming, cognitive screening and functional hearing assessment
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:
regular communication, training in forms and evaluation processes
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Phone interview 2 letters of recommendation from clinical supervisors
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
please send a letter of interest and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 781-581-1500
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
Atlantic Hearing Care is a well established independently owned and locally operated audiology practice with locations in Swampscott and Peabody, Massachusetts. We offer a wide range of technology for children and adults from the major manufacturers to provide the best match of technology to our patients hearing needs. We accept most insurance and have a wide range of referral sources and community relationships which form the foundation of our business. Our primary referral source is local physicians followed by our own patients who refer friends and family.