Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT)

Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT)

Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) recognizes that tinnitus can result from noise-induced hearing loss, head trauma, or injury. If you suspect your tinnitus is related to your military service, you are eligible to apply for tinnitus benefits through VAC. Approved applicants may receive tinnitus devices and Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT) if recommended by a medical doctor or audiologist and approved by VAC.

To qualify for disability benefits, you must fall into one of the following categories:

  • Canadian Armed Forces member or Veteran,
  • current or former member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP),
  • Second World War or Korean War Veteran (including Merchant Navy),
  • certain civilians who served in the Second World War.

You should apply for a disability benefit if:

  • you have a diagnosed medical condition or disability, and
  • can demonstrate that the condition is related to your service.

If approved for a disability benefit, you will receive either:

  • Pain and Suffering Compensation – a monthly lifetime benefit or lump sum (your choice),
  • Disability Pension – a monthly lifetime benefit, with additional support for dependents if applicable.

The Ottawa Hears - Tinnitus Clinic is an accredited provider of TRT and hearing devices. If you have an approved tinnitus claim with VAC and wish to start TRT at the Ottawa Hears Tinnitus Clinic, follow these steps:

  1. Fax at 613-707-3459 your recent (within 6 months) hearing test or schedule a hearing test with us.
  2. Fax 613-707-3459 the otolaryngology (ENT) consultation letter concerning your tinnitus.
  3. Contact the Ottawa Hears Tinnitus Clinic via phone 343-800-5909 or email (info@ottawahears.com) to request that the audiologist submit a TRT authorization request to VAC. Provide your VAC K# or ID file number (if RCMP or CAF).

For more information or to book an appointment online, visit www.ottawahears.com. No medical referral is necessary to see Dr. Genia Kanne-Shmigol, Doctor of Audiology, certified in Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT). Many services at the clinic are eligible for full or partial coverage by insurance or third-party payers.

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