Southern Nevada VA Healthcare System

Southern Nevada VA Healthcare System

6900 N Pecos Road
North Las Vegas, NV 89086
United States


The VA Southern Nevada Health System in Las Vegas, NV currently has one fourth year AuD stipend position beginning May-July 2024.

The VASNHS is a leader in the provision of audiological and balance services to our nations’ veterans.  Our growing medical center boasts an audiology suite with six sound rooms, ten fully equipped hearing aid treatment rooms, as well as vestibular rooms with rotary chair, computerized dynamic posturography, VNG and more.  Our staff currently includes 11 Audiologists, 2 remote TeleAudiologists and 7 health technicians.  Students will be assigned to the Traumatic Brain Injury team and possibly other rotations.  Preceptors come from a variety of backgrounds and are interested not only in the education of the student, but in assisting the student in attaining career goals.

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 been funded.

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
  • Telehealth program

Clinical opportunities not listed above:

Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
Basic audiometric skills, including: immittance measures, pure tone threshold testing, and speech testing. Basic vestibular knowledge. Basic hearing aid knowledge. Skills necessary to work in a fast paced environment with a variety of veterans.

Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
Deeper knowledge of audiometrics, and forensic audiology. In depth knowledge of vestibular evaluations. Skills necessary to work efficiently and effectively in a fast paced VA hospital setting. Practical skills for hearing aid troubleshooting will be expanded.

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:
Full time

Number of patients seen per year:

How many students per year both interns and externs:

Continuing Education opportunities:
Opportunities exist for monthly hearing aid vendor trainings, and students are provided time to attend some off campus trainings.

Travel to satellites required?:

Are there interdisciplinary opportunities? If so what:
Students will be assigned to the Traumatic Brain Injury team and possibly other rotations including physical therapy and low vision clinic.

Are there research opportunities? If so what?:

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?
As needed

Site’s application requirements:  

  • Accredited programs only
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • Letter of request/intent

Steps for the student/university to follow the application process:
Application packets should be submitted electronically to and by COB pacific time on Friday September 8 2023; late submissions will not be accepted. The following must be included:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume or CV (copy ok)
  3. Transcripts
  4. Three recommendation letters

Site’s application deadline:
September 8, 2023

Site’s externship contact:
Andrew Seitz Au.D CCC-A

Anticipated decision date: