West Palm Beach VA Medical Center

West Palm Beach VA Medical Center

7305 N. Military Trail(126)
West Palm Beach, FL 33410
United States

We provide a broad experience that includes basic audiological evaluations, hearing aid selection and counseling, VNG, vHIT, VEMP, ABR, and Progressive Tinnitus Management. Due to COVID-19, same-day walk-in service has been disbanded and clinic operations have been reduced for staff and patient safety. We are capable of providing phone, video and remote care to patients.

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 previously been approved for a stipend position.

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
  • ENT clinic
  • Industrial/hearing conservation

Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
Externs should have a strong foundation in basic audiological testing, hearing aid evaluations and care. They should also have basic knowledge in vestibular testing, ABR, and VEMP.

Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
We expect the extern to be committed, trustworthy, and respectful. They should exemplify a willingness to learn, enhance clinical competency and reasoning skills, and be a team player.

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:
100% direct supervision will be provided

Number of patients seen per year:

How many students per year both interns and externs:

Continuing Education opportunities:
Externs are invited to participate in all staff trainings and encouraged to attend local and national conferences

Travel to satellites required?:
Not at this time.

Are there interdisciplinary opportunities? If so what:
Externs will work closely with Psychology for Progressive Tinnitus Management. There are also opportunities to work with Speech-Language Pathology and Blind Rehabilitation.

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?
Mid-Term & Final Evaluations; Additional educative support, if needed.

Site’s application requirements:
Cover Letter
2-3 Letters of Recommendation
Log of clinical hours/rotations

Steps for the student/university to follow the application process:
Please submit the required documents via email or mail, by TBD.

Applicants will be contacted by our administrative officer to schedule an interview.


Mailing Address:
Michelle Ziegler, Au.D.
West Palm Beach VAMC
7305 N. Military Trail(126)
West Palm Beach, FL 33410

Site’s externship contact:

Anticipated decision date: