HSC provides diagnostic hearing assessment to adults with a broad range of hearing and balance disorders. Our care team will provide recommendations and management strategies for the patient and will support their goals for intervention and rehabilitation.
Outpatient services are accessible primarily through the ear, nose and throat (ENT) program at HSC. Other patients may be seen on an urgent basis from our dialysis units, Winnipeg Centre for Gamma Knife Surgery, or Cancer Care Manitoba.
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: GG238, Purple Bear Zone, Level 2
Inpatient services are limited and are based on the following criteria:
- Change of hearing status while in hospital, or
- Hearing loss as a result of the admitting diagnosis (sudden onset of hearing loss/dizziness/tinnitus/ traumatic brain injury, skull fracture/meningitis/ototoxicity).
Written medical referrals are required for all patients. There is no evening or weekend service.
Surgical Hearing Implant Program
Audiologists are highly-educated professionals who must have a minimum of a master’s degree in their field to practice in Canada. They are qualified to assess, diagnose and treat a broad range of hearing and balance disorders.
Audiologists can help with:
- Hearing disorders in infants, children and adults.
- Amplification such as hearing aids and other assistive listening devices.
- Auditory processing disorders: issues with how the brain processes sound.
- Tinnitus: noise or ringing in the ears.
- Hyperacusis and Misophonia: sensitivities to particular sounds.
- Balance disorders including dizziness or vertigo caused by Ménières disease, ear infections and trauma to the skull.
We are happy to answer your questions. It’s okay to ask:
- Ask us to explain any medical terms or words that you do not understand.
- Ask us about the risks, benefits and alternatives to any test or treatment.
- Ask us about the purpose and potential side effects of any medication.
- Ask us to assist you in communicating with your loved one.