Welcome to Metro Hearing + Tinnitus Treatment Clinic

metro tinnitus badgeMetro Hearing and Tinnitus Treatment Clinic, established in 1983, is a very unique clinic, where not only a hard of hearing person can find a complete understanding (based on the individual needs and goals) and benefit oriented solution to his/her problems. Some of the patients today need much more then just a hearing instrument, because they are not only hard of hearing.

The purpose of our Clinic is to help tinnitus, hyperacusis and misophonia sufferers and to provide them with a verified, proven and effective treatment options based on the current state of research and knowledge. All treatments used in our clinic are recommended by The College of Family Physicians of Canada. Some are also used for more than 30 years in the leading clinics worldwide, but they are not offered widely and fully recognized yet for their effectiveness in Ontario.

Our clinic is one of the very few clinics in North America conducting the multimodal and comprehensive tinnitus, hyperacusis and misophonia treatments. They are designed to do much more than just a significant improvement of tinnitus, hyperacusis or misophonia. Using advances in neuroscience and advanced brain conditioning protocols treatment used in our clinic these treatments are known to be effective in removing chronic tinnitus/ hyperacusis and misophonia and their symptoms from awareness of the suffering person. Hyperacusis and misophonia treatments are different than tinnitus ones and they are designed to remove both conditions completely with all symptoms associated with them. Having on our staff team of professionals including doctor of audiology and CBT and specialized mindfulness-based therapies therapists as well as trained, educated and experienced tinnitus, hyperacusis and misophonia specialists we are able to work with all types of tinnitus including patients with catastrophic level of tinnitus, low tolerance to sounds and elevated levels of anxiety. Working with a team of professionals, every person going through the process is treated as an individual with personal treatment program designed for her/his benefit, personal attention and care provided to the point where chronic tinnitus or/and hyperacusis or/and misophonia is gone from her/his awareness and anxiety caused by any of those conditions completely removed. We are working closely with the patient as long as it takes to make this happen. For some people it takes months for others it can take longer, but the combination of personal care, TRT based therapy plus specialized psychology interventions with the elements from neuroscience is known to be very effective. This type of treatment is successfully used in Europe as well as in a limited number of clinics in the US for more than 20 years. We are proud to be the only clinic in Ontario which is able to provide these multimodal and comprehensive treatments successfully for many years as well.

Our tinnitus specialists have completed their education studying in England and the United States. Also, they were personally educated and trained by Professor Pawel J. Jastreboff, who is one of the authors of Tinnitus Retraining Therapy, invented in order to provide tinnitus sufferers with relief in 1999. In order to be able to make chronic tinnitus, hyperacusis or misophonia elimination permanent, we are providing highly specialized and designed for this purpose cognitive behavioural therapies, mindfulness-based therapies and others therapies sessions as a part of the tinnitus, hyperacusis and misophonia treatments programs. We provide our patients with a makeover of their abilities and possibilities in life by removing or drastically limiting all obstacles they face by giving them their lives back as they should be! Also, so typical for all these conditions and being a part of them high levels of anxiety are eliminated from the life of the patient.

MEASURED AND VERIFIED TRT TREATMENT RATIO OF SUCCESS IS 85% TO 90%.

Our clinic is recognized as a provider of the tinnitus, hyperacusis and misophonia treatment by WSIB (Workers Compensation Board) and ODSP (Ontario Disability Support Program). ODSP and WSIB may cover 100% of the treatment cost. Also, we are registered and licensed by HCAI (Health Claims for Auto Insurance) and Financial Services Commission of Ontario provider of tinnitus and hyperacusis treatments as well as hearing aids to the people who are victims or injured in car accidents in Ontario. Cost of the treatments may be fully covered by the insurance companies.

We are conducting and performing tinnitus, hyperacusis and misophonia treatments with the family physician’s approval after no other medical issues which would prevent successful treatment are present or relevant. A referral from your family doctor is not necessary. Treatment is based on a series of visits with the initial assessments, treatment initiation and follow up therapy sessions. Assessment includes: specialized auditory system assessment, tinnitus / hyperacusis / misophonia oriented questionnaires and testing conducted based on patient’s individual situation. Anxiety and stress level assessments are included as well as and providing every tested individual with all available options including different level and complexity treatments and set of basic instructions and advise. Tested individuals are not obligated in any way to use any of the recommended treatments or any other options including specialized devices or advice.

*TREATMENT IS BASED ON, COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY AND OTHER THERAPIES PROVIDED IN IN INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS, BRAIN CONDITIONING PROTOCOLS, TINNITUS RETRAINING THERAPY and/or ear level instruments which may include a combination devices or noise generators as well as specialized insomnia and auditory system stimulation devices. Only individual counselling sessions are provided. Cost of the ear level instruments may be covered partially by OHIP (ADP) and some private insurance plans as well as work benefits, ODSP, WSIB, and Ontario Works. Veterans are provided full coverage of the cost of instruments and treatments.

None of the treatments includes or is based on masking or any type of the sound therapy designed to provide patients with a temporary relief. Please notice some types of tinnitus are known to get worse after exposure to sounds, because of the low sound tolerance component and usage of hearing aids or maskers can affect tinnitus sufferers with the rapid condition symptoms worsening. Patients who suffer from hyperacusis should never be fitted with any hearing aids/maskers as any exposure to elevated levels of sound/noise cam make their condition much worse. Treatment of misophonia requires very special level of expertise where any type of hearing instruments should be avoided with the possible need to use specialized devices not amplifying any sounds from the sufferer environment.

Services That We Provide

At Metro Hearing Clinic and Tinnitus Treatment Clinic we have the most advanced hearing technologies available to offer you the most comprehensive hearing care you can find. After we determine your particular level of hearing loss or tinnitus, hyperacusis or misophonia, we’ll discuss all of your options, answer any questions you may have, and let you know what to expect from your hearing-enhancement or treatment program. From the moment you walk through our doors, we guarantee you’ll receive the most professional care from the most caring professionals. Our services include:

  • Complete Audiological Evaluations
  • Specialized Tinnitus, Hyperacusis and Misophonia Assessments
  • Complete Tinnitus, Hyperacusis and Misophonia treatments based on, but not only Tinnitus Retraining Therapy, Sound Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness based Stress Reduction Therapy
  • Tinnitus, Hyperacusis and Misophonia treatments with cost of the treatment covered by WSIB, ODSP and Automotive Insurance Companies through the Health HCAI – Health Claims for Auto Insurance and Financial Services Commission of Ontario system
    Hearing Aid Evaluations
  • Specialize in Difficult Hearing Losses, Problem Solving and Previously Unsatisfied Patients and improving speech understanding
  • Hearing Examination Forms (Police, RCMP, Paramedic, Firefighter, Military)
  • Custom and Musician Plugs
  • Hearing instruments fittings, Repairs, and Re-programming
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