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Contact Us:

Claire Buys
Cell: (082) 451-4316
claire@butlinhearing.co.za

Mark Butlin
Cell: (082) 462-3655
mark@butlinhearing.co.za

Butlin Hearing Shop
Tel: (033) 330-3966
Address: Shop 7, St Johns Lifestyle Centre, Karkloof Road, Howick

Did you know?

It is estimated that in excess of 500 million people around the world suffer from some form of hearing loss?


A hearing loss can be treated and managed in a number of ways depending on the cause and the severity. A hearing aid is one of the treatment methods that a person with a hearing loss can use to improve their quality of life.

About Us

Butlin Hearing is a family owned practice consisting of Laurie Butlin, his daughter, Claire Buys, and his son, Mark Butlin. All clients consult personally with either Claire or Mark.

Medical Aid rates are charged, and we claim directly from the medical aids, only after the hearing aids have been trialed and fitted. A free 30 day evaluation period applies to all hearing aids fitted.

Laurie Butlin

Laurie Butlin qualified as a Pharmacist at Rhodes University in 1973, and practiced as a Pharmacist in Howick until 2005. He completed his Advanced Diploma in Hearing Aid Acoustics at the University of Pretoria in 2005, and set up practice as a Hearing Aid Acoustician in Howick in 2006. In 2007 he opened up branches in Pietermaritzburg (Wembley Pharmacy), Hilton (Hilton Pharmacy) and Estcourt (Medical Hall Pharmacy).

He is registered with the Health Professions Council of SA, and is a member of SASLHA (South African Speech, Language and Hearing Association), as well as SHAA (Society of Hearing Aid Acousticians of SA)

Claire Buys

Claire Buys graduated from Unisa in 2006 with a BCom degree. She has 15 years experience in business management. In 2015 she completed her Advanced Diploma in Hearing Aid Acoustics at the University of Pretoria, and in June 2016 began practicing as a Hearing Aid Acoustician with Butlin Hearing.

She is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and is a member of SASLHA (South African Speech, Language and Hearing Association), as well as SHAA (Society of Hearing Aid Acousticians of SA)