Charles George VAMC

Charles George VAMC

1100 Tunnel Rd.
Asheville, NC 28805
United States

The Charles George VAMC Audiology clinic is located in the main hospital and has two out-patient CBOCs. Full range of audiological services including hearing testing, amplification, vestibular testing/treatment, Progressive Tinnitus Management (PTM), Auditory Brainstem Response testing & telehealth. The department has 8 Audiologists, 3 health technicians and 3 Speech Language Pathologists.

Asheville has a rich legacy of art, entertainment and restaurants. The beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains surrounds the city and provides a variety of outdoor activities.

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:
We have been approved for OAA funding for a full-time extern.

Clinical opportunities provided during the externship:

  • Audiologic evaluation
  • Immittance measures
  • Hearing aid selection
  • Hearing aid fitting
  • Assistive listening devices
  • Vestibular evaluation
  • Vestibular rehabilitation
  • Electrophysiology evaluation
  • Tinnitus management
  • 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:
Complete all academic Audiological coursework required by your university. Know and follow all HIPAA regulations. Be skilled in the basic audiological services such as hearing testing, hearing aid selections and fittings. Be skilled in patient management and medical documentation.

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

  • Advanced testing skills in vestibular evaluation/treatment and Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR)
  • Participate in the Progressive Tinnitus Management workshops
  • Independent and complete patient management
  • Telehealth Audiological services

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:
3 levels; 1-on-1, over the shoulder and on-site

Number of patients seen per year:

How many students per year both interns and externs:

Continuing Education opportunities:
On site CEU opportunities provided. Will consider other educational opportunities presented by the student.

Travel to satellites required?:

Are there interdisciplinary opportunities? If so what:
We work closely with the ENTs, SLPs and PTs.

Are there research opportunities? If so what?:

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

Site’s application requirements:
All interested students should provide:

  1. Letter of interest (include graduate GPA and specific interest in the VA)
  2. Resume or CV
  3. Three letters of recommendation
  4. Graduate Transcript (official or unofficial)

Email to Dr. David Andreaggi (

Steps for the student/university to follow the application process:
University must establish an academic affiliation with the Asheville VAMC.

Site’s application deadline:
9/25/2023 at 9 a.m. EST

Site’s externship contact:
Dr. David Andreaggi

Site’s decision date: