Northern Colorado VA CBOC/Cheyenne VA Healthcare System

Northern Colorado VA CBOC

4575 Byrd Dr
Loveland, CO
United States

The Northern Colorado VA Outpatient Clinic is expecting to take at least one 12 month extern beginning May/June 2024.

Number of externship positions:
1 funded and 1 unfunded

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:
This health care system currently has one OAA funded position. Offers will be extended no later than October 23, 2023 with the understanding that funding is not guaranteed until OAA releases official information; typically this occurs in mid-late January.

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 management
  • Cerumen Management
  • Telehealth program
  • Industrial/hearing conservation

Clinical opportunities not listed above:

  • Remote hearing aid programming and osseointegrated device evaluation and fitting

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

  • Knowledge and skills consistent with completion of 3 years in a clinical and didactic program of study in an accredited AuD program

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

  • Externs are expected to refine their skills throughout the Externship year to allow them to perform as independent providers following their experience

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:
A supervisor will always be available. 100% supervision will be provided in the beginning and then gradually reduced as the student demonstrates proficiency.

Number of patients seen per year:

How many students per year both interns and externs:

Continuing Education opportunities:
During the course of the externship year, students would participate in multiple onsite/virtual manufacturer trainings, be allowed to attend 2 offsite manufacturer trainings, given the opportunity to attend JDVAC, and participate in monthly journal club within the audiology department.

Travel to satellites required?:
Yes. Students will be primarily based out of Northern Colorado VA CBOC, but may be required and/or given the opportunity to travel to the Cheyenne VA to ensure students obtain a well-rounded clinical experience.

Are there interdisciplinary opportunities? If so what:
Speech Pathology
Mental Health
Physical Therapy

Are there research opportunities? If so what?:
Students are encouraged to propose clinic improvement projects and will have the opportunity to present a poster at JDVAC.

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?
We expect there to be open communication with the university on the student’s progress and expectations.

Site’s application requirements:
Letter of Intent
3 letters of recommendation

Steps for the student/university to follow the application process:

Please submit all application requirements in one packet to

Site’s application deadline:

Site’s externship contact:
Jordan Hill, Au.D.

Anticipated decision date: