(1) provide clinical instruction to audiology graduate student clinicians in a clinical setting which provides routine diagnostic services, aural (re)habilitation including hearing aid selection, fitting and follow up care, and hearing loss prevention services;
(2) work with graduate students and other faculty to develop and staff a training clinic that focuses on use of evoked potentials to help diagnose hearing loss in infants and young children at the Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Clinic;
(3) provide direct patient care;
(4) collaborate with other clinical faculty members to coordinate student learning, clinical care, and outreach programs;
(5) participate in professional development and service activities;
(6) facilitate sustainable partnerships with other service providers within the university, as well as with health care service providers and school based professionals in the university, community and state.
Prospective candidates must have a clinical doctorate in audiology (Au.D.) or master’s degree in audiology from an accredited program in hand by the start date.
2. Appropriate licensure and endorsement from the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners or active Certificate of License in Audiology, State of Iowa.
1. Participate as a member of a team responsible for making educational decisions for individual students through a problem-solving process.
2. Facilitate activities to address needs of students with hearing loss or auditory processing concerns.
3. Participate as a member of the educational team in program development and implementation of services and make specific recommendations for auditory and communication needs.
4. Collaborate with parents, school, support personnel and relevant community agencies or professionals to ensure delivery of appropriate services, including transition services for students with hearing loss or auditory processing concerns.
5. Collaborate with community resources to develop and maintain a high-risk registry, newborn screening, and follow-up.
6. Coordinate hearing screening programs for preschool and school-aged children.
7. Provide training and supervision to audiometrists for screening and other designated duties.
8. Perform comprehensive, educationally relevant hearing evaluations.
9. Make appropriate medical, educational, and community referrals.
10. Interpret audiological assessment results to school personnel and support staff.
11. Provide training on hearing and hearing impairments and their implications to school personnel, children, and parents.
12. Provide education and/or resources related to noise exposure and hearing loss prevention.
13. Make recommendations about the use of hearing aids, cochlear implants, individual and group amplification, and assistive listening devices.
14. Ensure the proper fit and functioning of hearing aids and other auditory devices.
15. Analyze classroom noise and acoustics and make recommendations for improving the listening environment.
16. Manage the use and calibration of audiometric equipment.
17. Make recommendations for assistive devices (radio/television, telephone, alerting, convenience) for students with hearing losses.
18. Provide services, including home programming if appropriate, in the areas of speech reading, listening, communication strategies, use and care of amplification (including cochlear implants) and self-management of hearing needs.
19. Perform other duties as may be assigned.