Seattle is a regional medical center, serving patients from Washington, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho, providing many diverse clinical experiences. Students may choose to complete their full-time placements locally or elsewhere in the U.S. The program’s Clinical Tracking Coordinator and Fieldwork Adviser meet regularly with Audiology students to place them at sites appropriate to their educational goals and interests. The affiliated facilities provide services across the life span, from birth-to-three to geriatric populations. Local clinical placement options include medical audiology, private practice and pediatric audiology.

Medical Audiology

Students completing clinical rotations in a medical environment see clinic outpatients as well as inpatients with complex medical histories. They interact with clinicians in affiliated fields like otolaryngology and practice clinical skills ranging from vestibular testing to post-surgery cochlear implant mapping and assessment. Potential placement sites include:

  • Virginia Mason Medical Center
  • Harborview Medical Center
  • University of Washington Medical Center
  • Puget Sound Veteran’s Administration Medical Center
  • Swedish Medical Center

Private Practice

Students completing clinical rotations in local private practices work with diverse patient populations and also gain an understanding of the business aspects of audiology. Potential placement sites include:

  • Speech, Hearing and Deafness Center
  • Seattle Hearing and Balance
  • Evergreen Speech and Hearing Clinic

Pediatric Audiology

Students completing pediatric rotations are well trained in specialized techniques for assessing infants and children. Potential placement sites include:

  • UW Center on Human Development and Disability
  • Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center
  • Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital and Health Center
  • Seattle Public School
  • University of Washington Medical Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit