Where to Get Tested
Publicly funded testing
Tests to assess whether or not there are problems with the balance structures of the inner ear are offered at a number of publicly funded locations across Canada. Larger testing centres usually offer advanced vestibular function tests as well as diagnostic and management services for patients with complex ear- and hearing-related disorders. Smaller testing centres provide basic diagnostic vestibular evaluations. Test results may be communicated at the time of testing or through your doctor.
Unfortunately, the wait lists at some centres are very long. Some testing centres have an urgent or expedited testing policy; whether or not this applies to you will be determined by your referring physician at the time of your consult. If you can be available at short notice, ask to be put on a cancellation list – an earlier appointment may become available.
Some private facilities in Canada offer formal vestibular testing. No referral is required. To find them, use our online Practitioners List – limit your search to audiologists.
Find private diagnostic imaging facilities in Canada by searching the Canada Diagnostic Centres database. Narrow your search by choosing “Diagnostic Imaging” and your province. Please note that you will likely need a referral from a doctor to make an appointment at a private imaging facility.
British Columbia & YukonSt. Paul’s Rotary Hearing Clinic
St. Paul’s Hospital (Vancouver) Vancouver Hospital Neuro-otology Unit
Gordon & Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre (Vancouver) Audiology Department
Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre Audiology Department
Surrey Memorial Hospital Neurodiagnostics Department
Kelowna General Hospital Clinical Neurophysiology
Royal Jubilee Hospital (Victoria)
AlbertaAudiology Services – Specialized
Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital (Edmonton) Vestibular Clinic
Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital (Edmonton) ENG / VNG Services
University of Alberta Hospital (Edmonton) Neurovestibular Clinic
South Health Campus (Calgary) Audiology Services
Richmond Road Diagnostic Treatment Centre (Calgary)
Royal University Hospital (Saskatoon)
ManitobaClinic G, Health Science Centre (Winnipeg)
Clinic number: 204-787-5115
OntarioCentre for Advanced Hearing and Balance Testing
Toronto General Hospital Balance Disorders Clinic
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (Toronto) Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Clinic
SickKids (Toronto) Dizziness Clinic
Ottawa Hospital Audiology and Vestibular Function Clinic
Schulich Medicine & Dentistry (London) Vertigo (Dizzy) Clinic
St. Joseph’s Hospital (Hamilton)
QuebecCentre Hospitalier Universitaire Mere-Enfant Sainte-Justine /
Sainte-Justine Mother and Child University Hospital Centre
Montréal CISSS de la CôteNord
Hôpital de Sept-Îles
New BrunswickHorizon Health Network
Contact information for audiology departments in Moncton, Fredericton, Saint John, Upper River (Waterville), Sussex and Miramichi
Nova Scotia & Prince Edward IslandHearing and Speech Nova Scotia
Halifax and Sydney
Newfoundland & LabradorAudiology Department
Janeway Children’s Hospital (St. John’s) Central Health Audiology
Gander and Grand Falls-Windsor Western Health Audiology
Corner Brook and Stephenville
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