Hearing / Audiology
Audiology is the study of hearing and hearing-related disorders. Our aim is to improve the quality of life for each person and family by enhancing the ability to hear, understand, and communicate. Our audiologists hold master’s degrees and are registered members of the Manitoba Speech and Hearing Association. The audiology department provides state-of-the-art hearing testing procedures for all ages. We also provide specialized assessments such as:
OtoAcoustic Emissions (OAEs) Testing
OAE testing is simple and non-invasive for newborn babies and children who are too young to cooperate in conventional hearing tests. It measures sounds generated from within the inner ear.
Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) Testing
Evaluates how well sounds travel along the hearing nerve pathways from the ear to the brainstem. The test is performed with the infant or child asleep and shows the softest sounds the infant/child can detect at various pitches. Hearing aid evaluations are available for all children up to 18 years old.
How to make a referral
Referrals are accepted from all sources, including health professionals, school and individuals.
Click for our Audiology referral form and fax it back to:
- Western (Interlake) part of the region – fax form to 204-785-7484
- Eastern (east of Lake Winnipeg) part of the region – fax form to 204-268-2153.
Once the referral is received, the department will contact the patient or family either by phone or in writing to set up an appointment.
Days of Service
Both sites are open five days a week, except public holidays.