Froedtert & The Medical College Wisconsin - Tinnitus Focused Position
Froedtert & The Medical College Wisconsin
Location: Center for Advanced Care
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Primary Practice Setting:
University medical center
Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin is offering a tinnitus focused fourth year placement for Doctor of Audiology (AuD) student. The AuD externship is typically a one year placement with the adult population. This placement is heavily focused in our Tinnitus & Hyperacusis Program, but will also include exposure to all of the services provided at Froedtert audiology service.
The ideal candidate for this position wants a comprehensive experience in audiology but is most interested in learning about tinnitus and sound sensitivity evaluation and management. This placement will be completed at the Koss Hearing and Balance Center, located at Froedtert Hospital.
Please note focus is subject to change based on individual student experience and education, as well as contract between Froedtert Hospital, the Medical College of Wisconsin, and the student's university.
Approximately 50% of externship is Tinnitus/Sound Sensitivity Evaluation, Assessment & Management
Ultra high frequency audiometry
Comprehensive history review and interview
Review and interpreting questionnaire
Identifying underlying causes of tinnitus/sound sensitivity
Identify bothered vs non-bothersome tinnitus
Identifying when further medical workup/management is warranted
Diagnosing various types of tinnitus: somatic, pulsatile vs non-pulsatile, objective vs subjective
Diagnosing various forms of sound sensitivity: hyperacusis, misophonia and reactive tinnitus
Implementing a comprehensive sound therapy program
Appropriately fitting amplification, sound generator and combination devices for tinnitus and sound sensitivity
Counseling patient on causes of tinnitus, pathophysiology of tinnitus, management options, realistic expectations
Counseling and treatment plans on common tinnitus related issues: sleep disturbance, focus/concentration, emotional distress, hearing loss, sound sensitivity
Familiarity with various tinnitus management options: sound therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, relaxation techniques
Identifying which management options are best for each individual patient
Familiarity with implementing a treatment plan in presence of multiple tinnitus related issues
Continued follow up as needed with patient
Approximately 50% of externship is Diagnostic Audiology & Hearing Aids
Diagnostic Audiometry and Impedance testing including acoustic reflexes and decay
Otoscopy (standard and video)
Rotational Chair including
Video Head Impulse Test (vHIT)
Posturography (POG) (with physical therapy)
Evoked Otoacoustic Emissions (DPOAE)
Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potential (VEMP) (both ocular and cervical)
Vestibular Rehab (with physical therapy)
Auditory Brainstem Response Audiometry (ABR), diagnostic and threshold
Auditory Steady State Response (ASSR)
Occupational Hearing annual hearing conservation
Hearing Aid Evaluations
Hearing Aid Fittings
Aural Rehab (in the context of hearing aid fittings/follow up)
Earmold Impression Taking & Earmold Modifications
Hearing Aid Follow-up
Hearing Aid Verification & Validation
Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs)
If interested, see details below.
If interested in this position, please send all of the following in 1 email if possible to email@example.com by September 15th.
Letter of intent which clearly states you are applying for the tinnitus position
A listing of all previous externship assignments (if not already in your CV)
Unofficial graduate school transcripts
3 letters of recommendation
If any questions, please call Kayla Sanders at 414-805-5646
Frequent training with hearing aid manufacturers. Participation in community lectures and professional conferences.
We begin reviewing applications as they are received. We typically start with a virtual interview (phone or video call). In person interview/tour scheduled after interview, but are not required.
Letters of Recommendation,Resume,Transcript,Phone interview,Letter of request/intent
Over the course of the year, we expect the extern to become proficient and independent at performance of comprehensive hearing and vestibular assessments. Competent in hearing aid selection/evaluation, consultation, dispensing/fitting, verification and validation, troubleshooting and programming. Additionally, the student will gain confidence in tinnitus evaluation and basic tinnitus management and counseling and evoked potentials (VEMP, ABR, ECoG, ASSR).
Kayla Sanders, AuD
Applicants should have a diverse range of clinical practicum experiences and should be comfortable with basic audiometric testing and history taking. Basic understanding of hearing aids. Demonstrate good communication skills. Students should have a high level of motivation, professionalism and willingness to learn.
There may be a possibility to conduct audiometric testing for various research studies going on at Froedtert. Previous areas of research have include clinical trials for cochlear implants, as well as tinnitus and ototoxicity.
Medical College of Wisconsin, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, and Holy Family Memorial also have otolaryngology and audiology services which we collaborate with.
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September 15, 2022
Complete an affiliation agreement with Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin. Assist student in meeting and providing proof of requirements: both malpractice insurance and general liability insurance, Flu/MMR/Covid19 vaccines, TB negative test, as appropriate.
University must complete an affiliation agreement. Provide preceptor with appropriate required paperwork and dead lines. Be available to communicate about student's progress, attendance, skills, participation, etc.
Student must have both malpractice insurance and general liability insurance. Student must submit and pass a background check and drug screen. Student must have influenza, Covid19 & MMR vaccines and negative TB test. Student must follow HIPAA and patient privacy policies.
Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin is one of the premier medical centers in the Midwest. The only academic medical center in eastern Wisconsin, Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin offer exceptional physicians, the most advanced technology and treatments driven by research that translates better patient care.