Metro Hearing and Tinnitus Treatment Clinic

Discussion in 'Support' started by Alex Senkowski, Dec 10, 2014.

    1. Alex Senkowski
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      Alex Senkowski Member

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      Hey all. I've just discovered that there's a hearing/tinnitus treatment clinic near where I live (Oakville, Ontario, Canada). I called them up today and the receptionist said that the 'treatment', whatever it is, costs $140. I put off on booking an appointment simply because I have no inkling of what this treatment is and if it's worth it. Anybody know what it would be? I checked the website and it doesn't say what it is!
       
    2. Markku
      Inspired

      Markku Founder Staff Podcast Patron Benefactor Hall of Fame Advocate

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Syringing
      A web address would be helpful. :)
       
    3. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Alex Senkowski
      Inactive

      Alex Senkowski Member

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
    4. Markku
      Inspired

      Markku Founder Staff Podcast Patron Benefactor Hall of Fame Advocate

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Syringing
    5. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Alex Senkowski
      Inactive

      Alex Senkowski Member

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      Whatever the cost is, do you guys think it's worth it? I hear a lot about such 'cures' causing more damage.
       
    6. Joseph Harney
      Worried

      Joseph Harney Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2014
      Hi - do you have an update?
       
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    7. jazz
      No Mood

      jazz Member Benefactor

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      8/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      eardrum rupture from virus; barotrauma from ETD
      I presume the lack of an update means he is trying some type of tinnitus therapy. And, indeed, it must be TRT from the links provided. Usually, the first thing an audiologist tells people entering tinnitus treatment is to stay away from the tinnitus boards.

      This is okay, of course, but I wish members who are told this--and decide to stay away-- would tell us and then come back later to say if the therapy worked. :)

      And, though the practitioners appear to be well trained, the website and related pdf just look awful! The clinic definitely needs to rethink how professionals market their services.
       
    8. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Alex Senkowski
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      Alex Senkowski Member

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      Sorry all, but I haven't yet gone to the clinic. I'm rather nervous about doing so. I've spent the last year and a half coming to terms with the tinnitus and am worried that it's all either a lot of snake-oil or it might make things worse.
       
    9. BBApple

      BBApple Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2007
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Virus? Noise?
      I have also considered this clinic as I am in the Hamilton, Ontario, Canada area but hesitant for similar reasons. Not sure my reactive tinnitus would respond well to TRT.
       
    10. Pleasure_Paulie

      Pleasure_Paulie Member

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise or maybe... unicorns!
      As others have said, it just sounds like sound therapy but it can't hurt to try. Go and visit them and report back to us what they say :)
       
    11. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Alex Senkowski
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      Alex Senkowski Member

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      I don't know why it took me five years, maybe because I was getting used to my tinnitus, but I finally went to the clinic today.

      The place wasn't very cutting edge and the paperwork they gave me to fill out was of a dubious format with lots of grammar errors. I wasn't there for treatment, just to find out what they do. The actual doctor's office was pretty cool and he seemed alright even if I had trouble understanding his accent.

      Sounds like TRT as many of you have said with weird sci-fi helmets and brain-scanners. The treatment would span a year and would cost at least $3,000. I can't afford to take that dive right now.

      So, do you think I should try it when I can afford it?
       
    12. MattS
      Relaxed

      MattS Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Power Tools
      You've not really provided anywhere near enough information for anyone to give you good feedback here.

      Sci-fi helmets could be super cool, or could just make you look like daft punk.
       
    13. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Alex Senkowski
      Inactive

      Alex Senkowski Member

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      The doctor mostly talked about how tinnitus works and how a regimented treatment of sound therapy and CBT can help minimize it. That's it. I don't know what the specifics are until I begin the 'treatment', and I can't afford it right now. Problem is I would have to be paying the full amount up front which is sketchy AF.
       
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    14. GregCA
      Jaded

      GregCA Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      No.
       
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    15. MattS
      Relaxed

      MattS Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Power Tools
      They've been around a long time. Doesn't mean they have any idea what they're doing, but suggests they aren't a pop up shop at least.

      Maybe ask them for some references of past clients? They can't provide names (doctor/patient), but they could have past happy patients get in touch with you. If they are that great, they should have patients like that.
       
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    16. IAmCalifornia
      Wishful

      IAmCalifornia Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Pennsylvania
      Tinnitus Since:
      this year
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      i wish i knew
      I’ve been here. It’s in Mississauga Ontario outside of Toronto, Dundas/10 Highway.

      It’s TRT.

      That’s it.


      TRT.

      Their treatment is TRT. Receptionist even told me it follows the Jastreboff model.


      FYI


      Big rip off
       
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    17. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Alex Senkowski
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      Alex Senkowski Member

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      Thanks for the warning.
       

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