Welcome to Park Lane Speech and Hearing, an audiology and speech language therapy practice, located inside the Park Lane Hospital in Johannesburg. We specialise in the following fields: audiology, hearing aids and speech-language therapy.
Park Lane Speech and Hearing provide the following services:
hearing testing from newborns to adults, hearing aids, speech-language assessments and therapy.
We are located in the Park Lane Hospital in Parktown, Johannesburg in South Africa.
Our practice is on the Lower Ground Floor, South Wing, 14 Junction Ave, Parktown 2193. Call us at (011) 480 4237 / 4258 to book your consultation.
Hearing Loss in Children
If you are concerned that your child may have a hearing problem, the most important thing is to get your child's hearing tested to find out whether there is a hearing loss or not, and if so, the degree and type of hearing loss. Ear infection (otitis media) is the most common cause of hearing loss in young children.
Middle Ear Infections in Children
Children are also susceptible to middle ear infections. Ear infections are very common in young children and approximately 3 out of 4 children may have an ear infection by the time they are 3 years old. It would be advisable to see your doctor or an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist who will be able to treat the infection.
An audiologist will be able to assess a middle ear infection and determine whether or not a hearing loss is developing as a result of ear infections.
Hearing Screening for Newborns, Infants and Children
A baby's hearing can be tested from the very first day of life. It is essential that your baby's hearing be screened after birth and at least by one month of age. The earlier the hearing loss is detected, the easier it is to treat. Hearing is critical to speech and language development, communication and learning. When a child has a hearing loss, early intervention is crucial.
Even a few months can result in a major delay in the rapidly changing brain of a child. Left undetected, hearing impairments in infants can negatively impact speech and language acquisition, academic achievement, and social and emotional development.
If detected, however, these negative impacts can be diminished and even eliminated through early intervention. If at any time, your child may not be reaching his/her developmental milestones, consult your paediatrician and have your child's hearing tested by an audiologist.