Student Audiology Services

The UMass Memorial Medical Center Audiology Program provides primarily outpatient audiology services, diagnostics, and rehabilitation to patients ranging from newborn to geriatric. We see a wide variety of disorders from a very diverse patient population.
  • We are a Massachusett Department of Public Health approved Level I Audiologic Diagnostic Center for the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Program. Evaluations include both unsedated and OR sedated testing. 
  • Our Diagnostic Center works closely with the Department of Otolaryngology to provide a full range of comprehensive evaluations. We are a major referral center for vestibular (VNG, VEMP) and electrophysiological (ABR, ASSR, ECochG, Neurodiagnostic ABR) testing.
  • Our Hearing Implant Program provides Cochlear Implants, Electro-Acoustic (EAS) and Hybrid CI’s, as well as Bone Anchored Hearing Aids (BAHA).
  • Our Hearing Improvement Center fits the latest hearing aid technology, serving both pediatrics and adults. 

Graduate Student Clinical Rotations

Through their university audiology placement coordinators, audiology graduate students may apply for a rotation in the Diagnostic Center located on the University Campus. Under the direct supervision of licensed and certified audiologists, they gain valuable clinical experience to augment their academic studies. After the successful completion of one diagnostic rotation and upon the recommendation of their UMass Memorial Medical Center supervisor, they may be invited to apply to either the Hearing Improvement Center or the Cochlear Implant Program for subsequent rotations. 

These placements occur year round and students are accepted in all three of our programs (Diagnostic Program, Hearing Aid Program, Hearing Implant Program).

University clinical placement supervisors can click here to obtain a placement request form. This form should be emailed to Linda Haring, AuD or faxed to 774-442-5170. Forms submitted by students will not be accepted. 

AuD Externship

The fourth-year AuD student will work in all three clinical areas; diagnostics, hearing aids, and cochlear implants. Experience will be gained in providing comprehensive hearing evaluations, hearing instrument fitting, cochlear implant mapping, newborn hearing evaluations and vestibular assessments for a diverse population of patients of all ages. Externship is limited to those completing their 4th year of graduate study before obtaining licensure as an audiologist. The practicum is under the direct supervision of licensed and certified audiologists, and their responsibilities increase over time with independence in assessment and treatment. 
 
Interested applicants should check the Eastern Registry at Hear Careers after October 1 for any openings.