Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare System

Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare System

11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90073
United States

The Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare System is excited to host 4th year externs to split time between the West Los Angeles Medical Center, the Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center and the Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center. The anticipated start date is June/July 2024. Clinical experiences include: diagnostic evaluations, hearing aid selection and fitting (including FM and assistive devices), electrophysiolgy (ABR, cVEMP), otoacoustic emissions, vestibular evaluations (including rotary chair and posturography), central auditory processing (CAPD) evaluations, BAHA fittings, Progressive Tinnitus Management, aural rehabilitation and telehealth opportunities with the Oxnard Community Based Outpatient Clinic. Research opportunities are available if interested.

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:
has received funding for one extern.

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
  • Auditory Processing evaluation
  • Auditory Processing 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:
Externs are expected to have mastered adult audiologic evaluations and hearing aid fittings.

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

  • vestibular evaluations
  • Progressive Tinnitus Management
  • CAPD evaluations

Number of audiologists at site:

Number of staff at site:

Audiologists holding CCC-A certification:

What level of supervision is provided:
Graduated supervision beginning with 100% and decreasing as skills are mastered.

How many students per year both interns and externs:
8 (6 interns, 2 externs)

Continuing Education opportunities:
Two off-site manufacturer funded trainings as well as all staff on-site trainings.

Are there interdisciplinary opportunities? If so what:
Progressive Tinnitus Management program with psychology.

Are there research opportunities? If so what?:
Possible if interested.

Site’s application requirements:
Interested applicants should forward:

  • cover letter
  • resume
  • three letters of recommendation
  • unofficial transcripts
  • log of clinical hours/rotations

Steps for the student/university to follow the application process:
Please submit application materials electronically to Jamie Spector at

Site’s application deadline:
September 22, 2023

Site’s externship contact:
Jamie Spector

Anticipated decision date:
October 24, 2023