Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System

Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System

2200 Fort Roots Dr
North Little Rock, AR 72114
United States

The Central Arkansas Healthcare System (CAVHS) is excited to offer a funded 4th-year Audiology Externship for 2024-2025. This 12-month, full-time (2080 hours), externship has an anticipated start date as early as May 2024.

Our Audiology Clinic has a total staff of 11 Audiologists and 4 Health Technicians. Externs will complete the majority of their training at the North Little Rock and Little Rock clinics, but will have opportunities to rotate through the Hot Springs and Conway CBOCs.

The Audiology Clinic provides clinical opportunities including: audiologic assessments, hearing aid fittings, vestibular evaluations, auditory evoked potentials, cochlear implants, and telehealth.

Historically, our traineeships have been funded by the Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA).  Although we anticipate funding by OAA for these positions, this is at the discretion of OAA, pending budget approval.  Students must be a U.S. Citizen to apply.

Number of externship positions:

Clinical opportunities provided during the externship:

  • Audiologic evaluation
  • Immittance measures
  • Otoacoustic emissions
  • Hearing aid selection
  • Hearing aid fitting
  • Assistive listening devices
  • Vestibular evaluation
  • Vestibular rehabilitation
  • Electrophysiology evaluation
  • Tinnitus evaluation
  • Tinnitus management
  • Cochlear Implant evaluation
  • Cerumen Management
  • Telehealth program
  • ENT clinic
  • Industrial/hearing conservation

Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
Be able to complete hearing tests within the allotted appointment time.

Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
Hearing tests, hearing aid fittings, counseling, ABRs, VNGs, Posturography, Cochlear Implants, hearing aid troubleshooting, repairs and adjustments, earmold impressions, note writing, etc.

Number of audiologists at site:

Audiologists holding CCC-A certification:

How many students per year both interns and externs:

Travel to satellites required?:

What communication or other support do you expect or require from university during externship?
Whatever is necessary

Site’s application requirements:

  • Letter of Intent
  • Resume or CV
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Proof of Covid Vaccination
  • Transcript

Steps for the student/university to follow the application process:
Applicants should submit all required documents to

Please make sure your materials are sent to Whitney.Hall4.  The number 4 is very important.

Applicants will be notified shortly after the application deadline if they have been selected for an interview. Interviews will be conducted virtually, via Microsoft Teams.

Site’s application deadline:
November 17, 2023

Site’s externship contact:
Whitney Hall

Anticipated decision date: