Robley Rex VA Medical Center

Robley Rex VA Medical Center

800 Zorn Ave
Louisville, KY 40206

The Robley Rex VA Medical Center is a now accepting applications for one Audiology Extern for 2024-2025. The position is full-time, not to exceed 12 months (2080 hours) and is open to Au.D. students in the final year of their training program. OAA funding for the position is anticipated to be available. The Robley Rex VAMC audiology clinic consists of 3 sound booths, real ear systems (Verifit 2 or Auricle) in all offices/exam rooms, 2 modification stations, and a hearing aid lab.

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:
Provides one paid position

Clinical opportunities provided during the externship:

  • Audiologic evaluation
  • Immittance measures
  • Otoacoustic emissions
  • Hearing aid selection
  • Hearing aid fitting
  • Assistive listening devices
  • Tinnitus evaluation
  • Tinnitus management
  • Cerumen Management
  • Industrial/hearing conservation

Clinical opportunities not listed above:
Aural rehabilitation

Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
Externs are expected to be able to perform a hearing evaluation and perform basic hearing aid fittings. Our clinic is looking for externs with strong diagnostic skills, good interpersonal skills and motivation to learn.

Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
Externs should be able to independently perform diagnostic hearing evaluations, hearing aid selection, programming and verification,

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:
Graduated levels of supervision based on student needs and appointment type

Number of patients seen per year:

How many students per year both interns and externs:

Continuing Education opportunities:
Students may also use their time to attend ASHA, AAA and/or JDVAC conferences. Students will have the opportunity to attend on-site and virtual hearing aid training provided by hearing aid manufacturers.

Travel to satellites required?:
Externs will have the opportunity to visit one or more of the Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) at least once during the externship.

Are there interdisciplinary opportunities? If so what:

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:

  • Letter of Intent
  • CV or Resume
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation (at least one from a supervisor outside your university)
  • Undergraduate and Graduate Transcripts (official or unofficial)

Steps for the student/university to follow the application process:
All student submitted materials must be in one email, however, letters of recommendation may be delivered separately. All materials should be submitted to J. Kip Kelly, AuD, PhD, CCC-A,, no later than Friday, September 23rd.

Site’s application deadline:
Friday, September 8, 2023

Site’s externship contact:
J. Kip Kelly, AuD, PhD, CCC-A,

Anticipated decision date:
Friday September 22, 2023