"The appointment really helped me to look at tinnitus in a different way."
Individual tinnitus management appointments
We encourage perspective patients to attend a group tinnitus management session and to follow-up the group session with individual tinnitus appointments if more direction or help is needed.
What happens during the individual tinnitus appointment?
During your appointment, you will meet with the tinnitus audiologist who will take a detailed history and may perform additional hearing tests. Together you will discuss the management options best suited to your needs including sound therapy devices. You will also have time to ask the tinnitus audiologist any questions you have about tinnitus, hearing loss and decreased sound tolerance. The initial appointment is 2-3 hours long.
Follow-up appointments are booked to monitor progress and to ensure that the management plan is working well for you and does not require any adjustments. These appointments are between 30 minutes to 1.5 hours long. We are able to accommodate out-of-town patients by arranging some of the follow-up appointments as phone follow-ups.
How do I book my appointment?
Once you have attended a group tinnitus session, then you may book an individual appointment directly by calling the Audiology office at St. Paul's Hospital at 604-806-8660 and pressing 6.
If you are not able to attend a group session and wish to book an individual appointment, please read about booking an appointment [link here to "booking an appointment".
What do I need to bring to my appointment?
Please bring the following items to your appointment:
Our office will mail or give you a tinnitus questionnaire. Please bring the completed questionnaire to your appointment.
Any hearing aids or instruments that you use
A list of any medications and supplements that you are taking
You are welcome to bring a family member or friend to your appointment.
" Just wanted to thank you for our session and [say] how helpful you were in giving me much needed optimism to deal with my symptoms." - LT