How Can I Be Seen at the Clinic?

You must be 18 years or older to be referred to our program.  

You can be referred to our program by:

  • medical doctor (family physician, ear nose throat (ENT) specialist)
  • registered audiologist 
  • registered hearing instrument practitioner 


For a review of the Referral Process and current referral package documents, please go to the Professionals section of the website. 

If you have a hearing loss that may be helped by hearing aids, you must wear your hearing aids on a daily basis or be willing to undergo a trial with hearing aids before we can assess you for a cochlear implant.  This is the case even if you have tried hearing aids in the past and did not like them or did not feel they were very helpful.

Given the number of referrals received through the cochlear implant clinic, this process may take several months.  We thank you in advance for your patience.