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Mountain Home Hearing and Balance Research Program

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Fourth Year Au.D. Externship

Johnson City signThe Audiology Service at the James H. Quillen VAMC in Mountain Home, Tennessee is pleased to offer Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) externship positions. Audiology students may apply for a clinical or hybrid clinical/research track. Fourth year externs will have the opportunity to solidify essential clinical skills while serving Veterans in the beautiful east Tennessee region. Hybrid externs will also work with investigators dedicated to advancing auditory and vestibular research.

Clinical experiences in the Audiology Service will include hearing evaluations, physiological assessment (auditory brainstem response, otoacoustic emissions), amplification fitting and follow-up, cochlear implant candidacy evaluation and mapping, and tinnitus assessment and counseling. Opportunities will also be available for experience in the areas of vestibular assessment and intervention. Participation in the vestibular clinic is contingent upon each student’s knowledge and skills and/or successful completion of an onsite vestibular course. Clinical externs will work full time seeing patients in the James H. Quillen VAMC Audiology clinic.

Strong externs with an interest in research may be considered for participation in the auditory and gait & balance research labs. Assignment to a particular project will depend upon each student’s interest and availability of a training position on the project of interest. Visit our staff page to learn more about their current research projects.

Application Deadline
Now accepting applications for the fall of 2024. For more information, follow this link to Hear Careers.
Application Materials
Cover Letter
Three Letters of Recommendation
Unofficial Transcript
Application Procedure
All materials must be submitted in one PDF via email from the applicant's clinical coordinator to the contact person listed below. Individual application items or individual emails (e.g., from recommenders) will not be accepted. Three letters of recommendation should be included, and at least two should address the applicant's clinical skills. Please see our advertisement on for additional details.