An overview of the services the audiology team provides at Providence Health Care.


The Audiology team works as a part of an interdisciplinary team. The team includes ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialists, psychiatrists and social workers. They provide clinical services for people with complex hearing and balance needs. 

Their services are delivered at St. Paul’s Hospital on an outpatient basis.

What to expect

Our audiologists are registered with the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC. They are experienced in balance and dizziness assessment/management and cochlear implant management.

The Audiology team is based at St. Paul’s Hospital. They offer comprehensive hearing and balance/dizziness services. The team also offers several specialized procedures through its audio-vestibular diagnostic clinic.

Please note that we are a research and teaching hospital. We take part in research in the fields of hearing, balance, tinnitus and cochlear implants.

Services provided

We can help with:

The Audiology Department offers hearing screening, diagnostic services, and a tinnitus clinic. We are also home to the British Columbia Adult Cochlear Implant Program. This program also accepts referrals from registered hearing instrument practitioners and audiologists. The Audio-Vestibular Diagnostic and Tinnitus clinics require a referral from an ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist.

All our services require a referral from a doctor.

We cannot help with:

We do not do hearing aid assessments or second opinions on hearing aid fittings. We do not dispense hearing aids.

Support for Indigenous Peoples

The Indigenous Wellness Liaison Team is here to support your health journey. Team members offer cultural support and healthcare advocacy. Learn more below or call them at 604-682-2344,62937 or email

  • Indigenous wellness services

    The Indigenous Wellness Team at Providence is available to support Indigenous patients and their families. We are here to coordinate culturally safe wellness supports and services.

Education & resources

Medical & professional referrals

The Audiology Clinic accepts patients who are 16 years and older. Patients must be referred by an otolaryngologist (ENT).