American Hearing & Audiology announces the availability of a 4th year extern for the 2021/2022 academic year with a focus on private practice and business development. We offer ASHA supervision.
Our Mission at American Hearing & Audiology is to provide every patient with the most compelling experience to achieve a fuller life through better hearing. Our vision is to be the number one hearing care destination for both patients and team members. We have 17 busy private practice locations located in Kansas City, Omaha and Lincoln. We practice in an evidence-based, best practice, patient centered model providing an excellent opportunity to learn.
As a 4th year extern you will be responsible for administering diagnostic audiologic tests, hearing aid dispensing (i.e., testing, fitting, and selection), and hearing rehabilitation service to all populations. The audiologist extern may provide other standard tests as needed. S/he will counsel and educate patients regarding test results and will articulately review the options that best meet their hearing care needs. The audiologist extern will engage in educating patients, developing patients for life, reviewing pricing options, and dispensing hearing aids as a part of the patient education process. Other areas of focus will include tinnitus management, verification, cerumen management, Lyric fittings, business development, business management, marketing and customer service.
Applicants must be a team player who has a strong desire to learn and grow.
1 FTE Masters Degree 4 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 13 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 17 FTE Clerical Support Staff
Number of Audiology Students each year:
1 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 1 2nd year 1 3rd year 2 4th year Externships
Will interview travel be compensated?
Continuing education opportunities?
June 1, 2022
Expected hours/days a week:
Travel to satellite centers required?
No Less than 20 miles
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:
Audiometric testing, Real Ear Verification
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
The audiologist extern will engage in educating patients, developing patients for life, reviewing pricing options, and dispensing hearing aids as a part of the patient education process. Other areas of focus will include tinnitus management, verification, cerumen management, Lyric fittings, business development, business management, marketing and customer service. Some day travel may be required for staffing of outreach clinics.
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:
October 20, 2021
Letters of Recommendation Resume Phone interview
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Please email resume to DrParks@AmericanHearing.us
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
Our Mission at American Hearing & Audiology is to provide every patient with the most compelling experience to achieve a fuller life through better hearing in all 17 of our locations. Our vision is to be the number one hearing care destination for both patients and team members. in Kansas City, Omaha and Lincoln.