Career Opportunities in Audiology

Career Opportunities in Audiology

The Division of Audiology at Cincinnati Children's offers a number of career opportunities for students and healthcare professionals.

Clinical Training

Fourth Year Audiology Externship

We offer three full-time paid fourth year externships that start generally in mid-May. Two of our positions focus on the subspecialties within pediatric audiology and the other position includes a Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) fellowship as well as limited subspecialties. Students may apply for one or both positions.

Externs are hired for a 12-month competency-based experience. The externships are solely clinical. Externs will complete a rotation at the main campus and a neighborhood location. Students will have a primary preceptor at each location and participate in several specialty areas of pediatric audiology including balance assessment, electrophysiology and inpatient. Externs will also gain experience with hearing aids, cochlear implants, auditory processing evaluations and bone conduction devices. On-site continuing education opportunities are provided to fourth year externs at no cost to them.

Students interested in a fourth year placement should submit the following documentation in the order listed below (as one PDF document):

  • Cover Letter / Letter of Intent
    • Optional (see below): Including a paragraph about why you are interested in LEND
  • Resume
  • Graduate Transcript (unofficial will suffice)
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (two must be from a clinical preceptor). If the individual writing the letter of recommendation prefers to send it directly to our Student Education Coordinator, they may send it as a Word document or PDF to

LEND Training Program

The Cincinnati LEND Program is part of a national network of 52 LEND programs across the country. The overall mission of LEND is to improve the health of infants, children, and adolescents with, or at risk for, neurodevelopmental and related disabilities including autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). A major focus of LEND is to increase the number of professionals with the knowledge and skills to provide evidence-based screening, diagnosis, and treatment of developmental disabilities, including ASD. Audiology externs who are also enrolled in the LEND program have a different schedule than the two externs who complete a competency-based experience. The LEND trainee will participate in clinic at one of our satellite locations on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays where they will obtain competencies in behavioral testing, Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) Evaluations and Hearing Aids. They will have exposure to cochlear implants, vestibular assessment, and bone conduction devices. However, the main focus will be completion of the LEND program. On Tuesday and Thursday mornings, the LEND trainee will be at a satellite location that is in close proximity to the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (DDBP). In the afternoon, students will be participating in activities related to the LEND curriculum, including leadership, interdisciplinary and family observations, and group research projects. Visit the LEND program site for additional information.

If you are interested in the LEND Training Program, in addition to the materials requested above, please include a statement (paragraph) on why you are interested in LEND as part of your letter of intent along with your application packet.

Application timeline:

We have agreed to follow the application timeline proposed by the Audiology Clinical Education Network.

  • Application deadline: September 22, 2023
  • Video interviews begin September 25, 2023
  • Final interviews will be October 11 and 13, 2023

For more information, contact:
Crystal Kudirka, AuD


Join our dedicated, enthusiastic staff of audiologists as we deliver quality hearing health care to a diverse pediatric population in the largest, state-of-the-art pediatric audiology center in the country.

We enjoy a diverse, dynamic environment with a population of children of all ages, medical histories and developmental levels. Our audiologists enjoy the rewards and growth that come with the ability to brainstorm with a large staff and the freedom to specialize within the field of pediatric audiology.

At Cincinnati Children's, we have the opportunity to collaborate with top physicians and specialists in the various fields, including:

Employees here enjoy excellent benefits and generous tuition reimbursement provided by an institution named in the top 3 children's hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

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