1-Newborn Hearing Screening (0-6 months old)

A hearing screening using otoacoustic emissions measurement is offered for newborns. Otoacoustic emissions are a non-invasive and very fast way to perform a hearing screening.

  • Approximately 1-3 babies out of 1000 are born with a certain degree of hearing loss in one or both ears.
  • It is important to identify hearing loss as soon as possible in order to ensure the proper development of the child’s language skills and speech.
  • Hearing screenings remain the only way to determine hearing loss in newborns.

2-Pediatric Audiological Evaluation (2-5 years old)

Complete audiological evaluation conducted through play with the help of two professionals.

​Make sure to consult an audiologist if your child:

  • has a language or speech delay
  • has a history of ear infections (otitis)
  • often asks others to repeat and speaks loudly, or
  • as a preventive measure before the beginning of the school year.

3-General Audiological Evaluation (patients aged 5 and up)

A complete audiological evaluation is offered to all patients aged 5 and up.

The evaluation includes all necessary recommendations for:

  • Recommendation of hearing aids
  • Recommendation of assistive listening devices
  • Expertise: RAMQ (Quebec Health Insurance), CNESST (for adults who have been exposed to noise in their work environment), Veterans Affairs (for adults having been in the army), and the SAAQ (for driver’s license renewal and traffic accidents).

Please consult an audiologist if you:

  • have a history of exposure to noise in work or leisure environments
  • have difficulty hearing through noise
  • experience a sudden loss in hearing (urgent, since medication must be administered quickly)
  • have tinnitus (ex: whistle or buzzing in the ears)
  • often ask others to repeat, or
  • as a preventive measure after the age of 50.

4-Auditory Processing Disorder assessment (patients aged 6 and up)

This evaluation is offered to children in order to detect the presence of an auditory processing disorder (APD).

What is APD?

It is a disorder affecting the central auditory system, excluding peripheral hearing. The child’s hearing acuity is therefore unaffected, but they are unable to process correctly what they hear. As a result, they may have difficulty understanding instructions, organizing their speech, or interpreting verbal messages.

APD can be the source of learning and/or academic difficulties.

Make sure to consult an audiologist if your child:

  • Has learning and/or academic difficulties
  • Might have an Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
  • Has difficulty hearing through noise
  • Has difficulty following instructions.

5-Evaluation of Patients Suffering from Vertigo/Dizziness

This evaluation aims to investigate all dizziness, vertigo, and balance problems. It also includes a screening for positional vertigo, as well as a detailed case study in order to determine the etiology of the vertigo.

If positional vertigo (BPPV) is detected, the audiologist is able to perform the necessary repositioning manoeuvre for the symptoms to disappear.

 6-Rehabilitation Services

Therapy and rehabilitation are offered to people suffering from tinnitus and hyperacousis.

Other Services:

  • Audiological evaluation for children aged 6 months to 2 years
  • Home care services