• Park Lane
    Speech and Hearing

    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.

  • What we do

    Park Lane Speech and Hearing provide the following services:

    hearing testing from newborns to adults, hearing aids, speech-language assessments and therapy.

  • Where we are

    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.

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Hearing Aids


Park Lane Speech and Hearing offer the following Hearing Aid services:

  • Hearing Aid Dispensing
  • Hearing Aid Accessories including Hearing Aid Batteries (Rechargeable and Disposable).
  • Hearing Aid Repairs

Hearing Aid Dispensing

Once a permanent hearing loss has been identified by your audiologist, a hearing aid fitting may be recommended. A hearing aid is a highly sophisticated communication device. Technology has advanced so significantly in the past few years and continues to advance, that most hearing aids are discreet, comfortable and affordable. There are many different types of hearing aids, just as there are many forms of hearing loss.  The design and technology can vary but the overall effect is to empower you to live your life to the very fullest!

In our practice, all patients are presented with a variety of hearing aid options that suit their particular audiological needs, lifestyle and financial means. In addition, all patients undergo a 'demo' trial period with the hearing aids to ensure that they have ample time to make an informed decision about their choice of device. There is NO CHARGE for the demo trial period.

Latest Technology

Hearing aids with bluetooth technology use todays wireless technology to help you easily stay connected to IOS and Android phones, televisions, tablets and other favourite audiio devices by streaming sound diirectly to your hearing aids.

Rechargeable Hearings Aids

Hearing Aids are now just as easy to charge as your cell phone! At last hearing aids users are able to free themselves from the hassles of disposable hearing aid batteries. Most hearing aids can give up to 24 hours of hearing performance with one simple charge.

Hearing Aid Accessories

Our practice offers a range of hearing aid batteries in all sizes, hearing aid cleaning tools, dri- aid capsules and hearing aid dehumidifiers, hearing aid cleaning wipes and hearing aid battery testers. We also stock ear wax cleaning solutions.

 

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Hearing Aid Myth No 1

  “Hearing aids are difficult to use.”

The truth: Hearing aids are more advanced than ever before and are now much easier to use. Each hearing aid can be programmed to suit your individual needs and settings can be manipulated for different sound environments. Most hearing aids will automatically adjust so you can move from one sound environment to another without manually changing your settings. Some hearing aids have remote controls and special connectivity to other audio devices allowing you to connect wirelessly to a cell phone, land line phone and TV. Hearing technology has improved to the point where hearing devices can be programmed to suit and enhance your unique lifestyle.

Hearing Aid Myth No 2

  “Hearing aids are too expensive.”

The truth: It’s true that hearing aids can be a significant investment, but it depends on which device you choose. Better technology is being made available in 'entry' level devices so that everyone can benefit from good technology. Prices vary among hearing styles, models and providers, so it is recommended that you discuss all your options with your audiologist. Given the significant improvement they make in communication, productivity and overall quality of life, the money spent can be more than worth it.

Hearing Aid Myth No 3

  “Hearing aids are only for people with really bad hearing.”

The truth: Hearing loss can occur gradually and it can also manifest in various degrees of severity from mild to moderate to severe to profound. Evidence has shown that early intervention is more effective. By delaying the use of a hearing aid, the brain may begin to lose its ability to process speech. In addition, even those with mild - moderate hearing losses expend an enormous amount of energy just to concentrate when others are talking. This in turn can lead to unnecessary headaches and fatigue. If you are having difficulty on the phone, regularly asking people to repeat themselves, turning up the TV volume, or misunderstanding conversations around you, it might be time to seek help.

Hearing Aid Myth No 4

  “Hearing aids are big and ugly and will make me look old!”

The truth: Your hearing loss may be far more noticeable than today’s discreet new hearing aids! The demand for smaller, less noticeable styles and colours has grown significantly over the years resulting in smaller, more discreet looking hearing aids. Many models are designed to be as 'invisible' as possible. Manufacturers now make hearing aids in a wide palette of colors to either blend with hair or skin tones. Accepting the help that today’s hearing aids can offer, will keep you as young as you feel!

Hearing Aid Myth No 5

  “Hearing aids make background noise too loud.”

The truth: Amplified background noise used to be a significant complaint amoungst hearing aid users. That’s because old analogue hearing aids amplified all sounds equally, making background noises uncomfortably loud. Today, sophisticated digital technology, directional microphones and noise cancelling features designed to distinguish speech from noise work much harder to amplify the sounds you want to hear and decrease the volume on unwanted background noise. These features help to improve your ability to hear speech more clearly in noisy environments and make the listening experience easy and more comfortable.

Hearing Aid Myth No 6

  “Hearing aids make annoying whistling noises.”

The truth: Hearing aids now feature sophisticated technology that virtually eliminates irritating screeching or whistling, known as 'feedback'. Hearing aids should not 'whistle' in the ears, unless they are being touched. There are many reasons why a hearing aid gives 'feedback', if it does, the device should be checked by your audiologist.

Hearing Aid Myth No 7

  “They’re more trouble than they’re worth.”

The truth: Everyone’s experience is different. Your brother or your friend or your co-worker may not have gotten the results they expected, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a good solution out there for you. Wearing a hearing aid for the first time is an adjustment, but it is well worth the effort – especially with today's modern technology at our disposal and the positive effect it can have on our overall well being and quality of life.

Hearing Aid Myth No 8

  “Hearing aids will affect my tinnitus (ringing in the ears)”

The truth: For those that have a hearing loss and tinnitus, hearing aids can assist in reducing the effects of the tinnitus. Providing stimulation to the auditory system via hearing aids, may help the brain to 'turn down' its sensitivity and cease to seek out the stimulation it is lacking due to the hearing loss.