Hearing Impairment

Welcome to the habilitation, rehabilitation and social integration program for persons with a hearing impairment.


  • Your child or adolescent has difficulty speaking or being understood by their family or persons they interact with in different settings (Daycare, school, sports activities, etc.). Your child does not understand your directions or those of his teachers?
  • You have disturbing tinnitus and would like more information on this topic?
  • You have difficulty communicating at work and it could be related to your deafness?
  • You are an adult or elderly person who could benefit from assistive listening devices such as a telephone with built-in amplification, a wireless listening system for the television, an adapted alarm clock, a doorbell detector or adapted smoke detector?


Admissibility criteria

We offer specialised services in habilitation, rehabilitation and technical aids to children, adolescents, adults and elderly persons with problems or impairments as a result of:

  • Hearing loss, from mild to severe, whether from birth or acquired;
  • Tinnitus;
  • A diagnoses of hyperacusis;
  • Cochlear implantation surgery.

Required documents are:

  • Audiology assessment;
  • ORL attestation of permanent hearing loss or hearing loss validated by the RAMQ website for adult clients.

An essential collaboration

The success of the habilitation and rehabilitation approach at Centre de réadaptation en déficience intellectuelle, trouble du spectre de l’autisme et déficience physique rests on the collaboration and involvement of the families, on the participation of the user in their treatment and on the integration of their own learning in their different living environments.

The individual involved in the rehabilitation process is considered as the key agent to change. They occupy a place of importance in the decision making process and their opinion is solicited during the different stages of the rehabilitation process.

A team of dynamic specialists and important partners

Our professional and competent specialists will work the individual, the child or adolescent and their family to reach the established objectives within their intervention plan or to meet the needs for technical aids. They are audiologists, specialised educators, speech language pathologists, social workers, psychologists or mechanics (for the technical aids sector). Other professionals could be integrated into the team according to the needs. 

Always within a comprehensive approach, our interveners establish ties with hospitals, the CLSC or other healthcare facilities of the region, as well as in daycares, schools, and municipal and community environments.