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Who we are

In a life without sound, our work provides meaning. As a leading provider of innovative hearing care solutions, we are not just a company that makes products: we are a team on a mission to help people enjoy the delight of hearing. To enable a life without limitations, we – through our core business brands Phonak, Unitron, Hansaton, Advanced Bionics and AudioNova – develop, manufacture and distribute solutions that push the limits of technology and redefine the future of our industry.

Fremont, United States

Doctor of Audiology Externship (Research Audiologist I)

Covid Protocol:


Upholding the company values is extremely important to Sonova, we take the health and safety of our employees, patients, customers and their families very seriously. To that end, we have concluded that the best way to ensure the safety of these individuals is to mandate that all of our newly-hired employees be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Therefore, when considering whether to apply for this position, please know that in order to become employed by Sonova (if otherwise eligible), you must provide satisfactory proof, such as a vaccine card or other documentation, that you are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. You will not be required to provide this proof unless and until you receive a formal job offer from Sonova. Please also know that Sonova will provide accommodations to qualified individuals who cannot receive the COVID-19 vaccination because of a sincerely held religious belief or due to a medical issue or pregnancy.


What you'll do:

Clinical assessment & research studies within explorative technology projects for new hearing instruments, algorithms, accessories, fitting systems and evaluation procedures

Main responsibility

•        Plan and conduct internal clinical research studies

•        Assist in planning, monitoring and supporting external clinical studies

Additional responsibilities:

•        Support R&D team in audiological and clinical questions

•        Support R&D team in HQ for clinical verification of prototypes

•        Maintain laboratory/clinic

•        Collect know-how in competitive products & their software

•        Support Lyric Clinical Team at HQ and PARC



What you'll bring to the team:

•        Bachelor’s degree

•        Completion of three (3) years in a doctoral level audiology program or two (2) years in an accelerated doctoral level audiology program   Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.)

•        Statistics, medical basics

•        Biometrics

•        Database creation/management (Excel, SQL, Saleforce, etc.)

•        Cloud based patient  data management tools

•        Experience in hearing aid fitting & audiology

•        Experience in setup of clinical research studies

•        Experience in fitting and dispensing Lyric

•        Experience in working with biometric devices

•        Good written and oral communication skills

•        Strong intrinsic motivation

•        Autonomous work-style

•        Innovation-driven

•        Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills

•        Ability to handle multiple complex situations concurrently        

•        Inspiring team-player

•        Demonstrated ability to work in multidisciplinary groups

•        Good communication skills on a professional (and academic) level     


•        Experience in hearing aid fitting & audiology

•        Experience in setup of clinical research studies         Licensed for dispensing in California

English (fluent)      German (basic skills)

•        Extensive experience and skill with basic audiological equipment, including otoscopes, audiometers, tympanometers, hearing aid analyzers, real-ear measurement systems, and hearing aid programmers

•        High degree of computer literacy, Office applications, clinical database,… Ear impression, ear scanners; cerumen management



Our offer:


Exciting and challenging work environment

Comprehensive benefits package

Training and development opportunities – we believe every employee deserves a development plan. Come, learn, and grow with us!

Don't meet all the criteria?  If you’re willing to go all in and learn we'd love to hear from you! 


We love to work with great people and strongly believe that a diverse team makes us better.  We guarantee every person equal treatment in regard to employment and opportunity for employment, regardless of race, color, creed/religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, mental or physical disability.


We thank all applicants in advance; however only individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.  All applications will be kept confidential. Sonova is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to complete the application and/or interview process should notify the Director, Human Resources.


Sonova is an equal opportunity employer

We team up. We grow talent. We collaborate with people of diverse backgrounds to win with the best team in the market place. We guarantee every person equal treatment in regard to employment and opportunity for employment, regardless of a candidate’s ethnic or national origin, religion, sexual orientation or marital status, gender, genetic identity, age, disability or any other legally protected status.