Prof. Lidia Pottas


POSITION: Associate Professor, University of Pretoria


B Logopedics

Higher Education Diploma (HED)

M Communication Pathology

D Phil Communication Pathology


  • Prevention programmes in Communication Pathology
  • Hearing health care in industries
  • Intervention with the hearing impaired child
  • Educational Audiology – putting audiology in the educational arena
  • Advanced Audiometry: theory and practical
  • Auditory processing disorders

RESEARCH OUTPUT / PUBLICATIONS (all research outputs from 2000):

Louw, B. Hugo, S.R., Kritzinger, A. & Pottas, L. 2001. Otitis media in high risk infants. SA Family Practice, 25 (1), 4-8.

Pottas, L. & Venter, N. 2005. The child with a hearing loss in South Africa. ENT News. 14 (5):58-61

Pottas, L. & Hugo, S.R. 2000. Indiensopleiding van onderwysers in skole vir gehoorgestremdes. Klinika: Toepassings in die kliniese praktyk van Kommunikasiepatologie.Monograaf 5.

Pottas, L. & Hugo, S.R. 2001. Audiology as a science: the value thereof for the teachers of the child with a hearing loss in South Africa. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Audiology. 23 (2): 136.

Pottas, L. & Hugo, S.R. 2001. Is inclusion an educational option for children with hearing loss in developing countries? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Audiology. 23 (2): 135-136.

Pottas, L. & Hugo, S.R. 2001. Opvoedkundige Oudiologie: Medekonsultasie in spesialiseringsonderwys. South African Journal of Communication Disorders,

Soer, M.E., Pottas, L. & Edwards, A.L. 2001. Characteristics of noise-induced hearing loss in gold miners. Health SA Gesondheid. Volume 7 (2), 78-88.


Chapters in books (non-accredited)

Pottas, L. 2001. Placing my child in the mainstream. In Blumberg, T & Hugo, R (eds.) Challenges and choices – an aid for parents of children with a hearing loss. Content Solutions , Van Schaik: Pretoria


  • Rehabilitation of the child with a hearing loss
  • Inclusive education and the child with a hearing loss
  • Auditory processing disorders
  • Early identification and intervention of hearing loss
  • Teacher training programmes to support the learner with a hearing problem


· Health Professions Council of South Africa

Registered as a speech-language therapist/audiologist

· South African Speech- Language- Hearing Association


· Educational Audiology Association (USA)


· Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing


· American Academy of Audiology


CONTACT DETAILS: (012) 420-2815/2357


A training programme for teachers in the foundation phase with regard to children with auditory processing problems

Published by Megan Knoetze

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