Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center



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This page was updated on: June 5, 2024 .  Original posting: September 13, 2021 . 

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is accepting applications for 3 AuD Externs (one LEND trainee) in Cincinnati, OH.

Contact: Crystal Kudirka, AuD at if interested.

3333 Burnet Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45229


  • Multiple-locations: Externs will complete a rotation at the main campus and a neighborhood location.

Liberty Township, OH
Anderson Township, OH

Anticipated start date is 05/20/2024. The anticipated ending date is 04/30/2025. This is designated as Full Time. If a stipend is provided, it is reported to be $ 32000 annually.

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  • Students interested in a 4th 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
    -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

This site is reported to have 36 staff audiologists and 21 who are with their CCC-A certifications.

The site is reportedly serving these populations:
Pediatric, School Aged, Developmental Disabilities

Experiences expected here include:

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.

Demographics of populations served:

Ethnicity, Race, Culture, Socioeconomic Status, Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, Religion

English, Bilingual, Sign Language ASL or SEE, Gender Identity, Cognitive Physical Ability

Students and Peers

  • The overall number of students at this site is 15.
  • The number of externs at this site is expected to be: 3.


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.

Updating tags for this externship site:

So as to better describe the externship placement, clinic directors are asked to note the populations served and the expected experiences using the following key. After logging in, use the comment box at the bottom of this page to supply the insights. 

Populations Served = 

  • Key: A = Adult; P = Pediatric; S = School Aged; DEV = Developmental Disabilities; G = Geriatric

Experiences = 

  • Key: D = Diagnostics; AEP = Auditory Evoked Potentials; V = Vestibular; HA = Hearing Aids; CI = Cochlear Implants; T = Tinnitus; E = Educational Audiology; AR = Aural Rehabilitation

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Coordination for the externships happens to help the life transitions for the young professionals.

Good luck in your journey.