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Who is not a Candidate for the Listening Training program

The suitability of the Listening Training program is determined on a case to case basis prior or during the Initial Assessment. However, there are situations when the program is not recommended. 

Ear-related problems such as:

  • Severe Hearing Loss
  • Tinnitus (as a primary concern)
  • Vertigo (as a primary concern)
  • Misophonia (as a primary concern)

Personality and Psychotic Disorders such as:

  • Schizophrenia
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Bipolar Disorder

Addiction such as

  • Substance abuse and substance-induced disorders

Primarily Neurological disorders such as:

  • Epilepsy (when not medically controlled)
  • Severe head injury
  • Tourrette syndrome (as a primary concern)
  • Parkinson's Disease

Degenerative Disorders such as:

  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Alzheimer and Dementia

Speech Disorders such as:

  • Severe Stuttering

Physical Disabilities

  • with exception of mild Cerebral Palsy

The Listening Centre is not equipped to receive clients with:

  • Physically aggressive/violent behaviour
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) as a primary concern
  • Moderate to severe Autism for most adolescents and adults
  • Our facility is not wheelchair accessible for adolescents and adults