"I learned so much and was grateful to hear and share with others."
Group tinnitus management sessions Attending a group session on tinnitus management is an effective way to quickly get tinnitus management started.
We ask that you attend a group session before booking an individual session to ensure that you get the help you need quickly.
What can I expect from the group session?
The group sessions provide a chance for you to learn about tinnitus, decreased sound tolerance and hearing loss management in a supportive group setting. You will have a chance to ask questions during the session.
The session focuses on information and strategies relevant to the group as a whole.
We will try to answer as many of your questions as we can in the time available.
You need only share information that you feel comfortable discussing. We ask all participants to respect one another's privacy and keep information shared confidential.
An audiologist facilitates the session. Occasionally we have an otolaryngologist or Audiology graduate student in to observe and help.
The number of participants is limited to six. Participants are encouraged to bring a family member or friend to the group.
At the end of the session you will receive a book on tinnitus management to take home.
Sessions are held on a Wednesday from 11:30 AM to 2:45 PM and take place in the library of the ENT/Audiology Department at St. Paul's Hospital.
You attend the group session once only.
You can book additional individual sessions with the Tinnitus Clinic audiologist if you feel you need additional help after attending the group session.
Is the group session for everyone?
No, the group session may not be suitable for you if you have -
severe sound intolerance and believe a group discussion would be unbearable
cognitive impairments that significantly limit your ability to pay attention and retain information
limited English language skills and feel you would have difficulty understanding the material presented
significant health issues that would limit your ability to participate in a long session
Individual sessions can be booked directly if you feel you could not participate in a group session.
Feedback from our group tinnitus sessions
"I'm not normally a fan of group sessions but you totally nailed it. Hearing other people's stories validated my experience and gave me perspective." - RD
"Thank you again for your great workshop and for all the knowledge and the resources you shared with us." - HU.
"Thank you very much for all the information and for hosting the tinnitus class. It was extremely helpful and it has given me hope that I will be able to manage my tinnitus." - JD
"I would also like to say how much I enjoyed the group session... Listening to a qualified person such as yourself provide me with answers to all my questions is so much better than reading it out of a book." - JC.
"I highly recommend attending... I was provided with a wonderful overview of how the ear works, what tinnitus is and the various ways it manifests, excellent resources, and a most valuable opportunity to speak with the audiologist and others with tinnitus." - SU
"I definitely recommend [the group] to those who have tinnitus. I felt I wasn't alone out there." - DC