Audiology 4th Year Externship

The Moog Center for Deaf Education is a private, non-profit oral educational center for children with hearing loss.  Audiologists provide services to children from birth to 21 years of age, and work closely with Deaf Educators and Speech-Language Pathologists.

GOALS

The purpose of this training program is to provide extensive experience in pediatric audiology with an emphasis on cochlear implants.  By completion, individuals should feel confident applying critical thinking to outcomes-based management of pediatric patients and be independent in providing all audiologic services offered at the Moog Center.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsibilities include otoscopy; acoustic immittance testing; air and bone conduction testing via BOA, VRA, and CPA; hearing aid selection, fitting and verification using real-ear measurements; cochlear implant and bone conduction device candidacy evaluation, programming and verification; aided soundfield and speech perception testing; FM/DM system evaluation, fitting and verification; interaction with staff; and counseling parents.  Other opportunities include participation in IEP/IFSP meetings, research, teaching and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Direct supervision will be provided by 4 experienced pediatric audiologists who hold Certificates of Clinical Competency in Audiology, 3 of whom are Board Certified in Audiology, 2 of whom hold a Specialty Certification in Cochlear Implants.

QUALIFICATIONS

Interested individuals should be highly motivated, self-directed, and possess a strong interest in working with hearing-impaired children, specifically those who have cochlear implants.  Exceptional academic, communication and interpersonal skills are needed.

INSURANCE

Documentation of personal or university provided malpractice coverage is required.

APPLICATION

Due to a change in circumstances, the Moog Center for Deaf Education will not be seeking a fourth-year extern for the 2017-2018 academic year.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused potential applicants.