Central Texas VA – Austin OPC

Site: Central Texas VA – Austin OPC

Location: Austin, TX

Description: 4th year Externship

Number of externship positions:

Funding is assigned by the Office of Academic Affairs and may not have been determined by the application deadline. OAA funding is announced nationally at the same time which should allow sites to know funding at approximately the same time. Historically, our site:  N/A

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
Cochlear Implant management
Cerumen Management
Industrial/hearing conservation

Clinical opportunities not listed above:

Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship: 

Basic diagnostic testing

Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
All of the above

Number of audiologists at site:

Number of staff at site:

Audiologists holding CCC-A certification:

Audiologists holding ABA certification:

What level of supervision is provided:
Independence given with experience and proven proficiency of skills

Number of patients seen per year:

How many students per year both interns and externs:

Continuing Education opportunities:
Hearing aid Manufacturer training

Travel to satellites required?:

Are there interdisciplinary opportunities?
Not at this time

Are there research opportunities?
Potentially (Tinnitus research beginning 2023)

Do you have a consortium or collaborative arrangements with other sites that provides additional experience?:

What communication or other support do you expect or require from university during externship?
University dependent, 1-3 evaluations throughout the year

Site’s application requirements:
Cover letter, CV, transcript (unofficial), 3 letters of recommendation

Steps for the student/university to follow the application process:
Students must submit completed packet before deadline

Site’s application deadline:
September 30, 2023

Site’s externship contact: 
Kimberly Best, AuD,

Anticipated decision date:
October 21, 2023