William C. Tallent Outpatient Clinic; Annex I


William C. Tallent Outpatient Clinic; Annex I

Knoxville Annex I 1557 Downtown West Blvd
Knoxville, Tn 37919
United States

The William C. Tallent Department of Veteran Affairs Outpatient Clinic is accepting applications for one fourth year audiology externship position. The position is a full time paid positions (12 months + 1 day) with benefits. Application is open to Au.D. candidates in their final year of training. Funding is anticipated through the office of academic affairs. The clinic is located in Knoxville, TN which is approximately one hour from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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:
Receives funding for one paid externship position. Confirmation of funding is generally announced in 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 evaluation
  • Tinnitus management
  • Cochlear Implant evaluation
  • Cochlear Implant management
  • Cerumen Management
  • Telehealth program
  • Industrial/hearing conservation

Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
The Knoxville clinic is seeking a trainee with good interpersonal skills, a solid foundational knowledge in audiology, and developing clinical skills in the areas listed above.

Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
Externs should be proficient at all the above listed audiological services by the end of their externship.

Number of audiologists at site:

Number of staff at site:

Audiologists holding CCC-A certification:

What level of supervision is provided:
Direct supervision is provided

Number of patients seen per year:

How many students per year both interns and externs:

Continuing Education opportunities:
On site trainings are offered from various hearing aid vendors. Audiology trainees are given permission to use paid leave to participate in any appropriate continuing educational opportunities.

Travel to satellites required?:

Are there interdisciplinary opportunities? If so what:
Potential interactions with social work, psychology and physical therapy.

Are there research opportunities? If so what?:

Do you have a consortium or collaborative arrangements with other sites that provides additional experience?:
Trainees will be given the opportunity to travel to Mountain Home VAMC at least once during externship

What communication or other support do you expect or require from university during externship?
Communication with university should be at least once per semester

Site’s application requirements:
Please send the following:

  1. Resume with description of practicum experiences
  2. Two to three signed professional letters of recommendation with contact information
  3. Transcripts including one page summary of clinic hours to date
  4. Contact information for department’s clinical coordinator for externships

Steps for the student/university to follow the application process:
Please submit the above to : or fax to Attn: Susan/audiology at 865-693-8554
Confirmation from clinical coordinator that the applicant is anticipated to meet all educational requirements will be needed before offers are finalized.

Knoxville Audiology is following the ACEN schedule for application collection, interviews and job offers.

Site’s application deadline:
N/A for 2024-2005

Site’s externship contact:

Anticipated decision date:
N/A for 2024-2025