Prof. De Wet Swanepoel


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Professor, Department of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology, University of Pretoria

Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Surgery, University of Western Australia 

Senior Research Fellow, Ear Science Institute Australia 



2000 - B. Communication Pathology (Cum Laude), University of Pretoria 

2002 - M. Communication Pathology (Audiology) (Cum Laude), University of Pretoria 

2005 - D. Phil (Communication Pathology) (specialising in Audiology), University of Pretoria 



International Committees:

President International Society of Audiology

Committee Member - Humanitarian Committee of the International Society of Audiology (2006 - present)

Expert Panel Member - International Society of Audiology panel on recommendations for Newborn Hearing Screening (2008 - present)

Chair - Telehealth Committee of the International Society of Audiology (2009 - present) 

Founding Member - Tele-Audiology Network (2009 - present)

Invited Member - International Collegium of Rehabilitative Audiology (ICRA) (2013 - present)

Advisory Board Member - Phonak Pediatrics (2013 - present)

Scientific Advisory Board Member - EU Project 'RE-SCREENING' - Review and Evaluation of Screening programmes of hearing impairment in infants across Europe (2014 - present)

Invited Member - International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP) (2014 - present)

Invited Board Member - IDA Institute (2014 - present)

International Liaison Committee Member - ENT & Audiology New (2017 - present) 



Peer-Reviewed Papers (since 2010): 

  1. Swanepoel D, Clark JL, Koekemoer D, Hall JW, Krumm M, Ferrari D, McPherson B, Olusanya B, Mars M, Iêda Russo, Barajas J (2010). Telehealth in audiology – the need and potential to reach underserved communities. International Journal of Audiology, 49:195-202.
  2. Swanepoel D, Olusanya BO, Mars M (2010). Hearing healthcare delivery in sub-Saharan Africa – a role for tele-audiology. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 16:53-56.
  3. Swanepoel D, Hall JW, Koekemoer D (2010). Vuvuzela – good for your team bad for your ears. South African Medical Journal, 100:99-100.
  4. Swanepoel D, Hall JW (2010). A systematic review of telehealth applications in audiology. Telemedicine and e-Health, 16(2):181-200.
  5. Danermark B, Cieza A, Gagné J-P, Gimigliano F, Hickson L, Kramer SE, McPherson B, Möller C, Russo I, Strömgren J-P, Stucki G, Swanepoel D. (2010). ICF Core Sets for Hearing Loss. International Journal of Audiology, 49(4):256-262.
  6. Swanepoel D, Mngemane S, Molemong S, Mkwanazi H, Tutshini S (2010). Hearing assessment – reliability, accuracy and efficiency of automated audiometry. Telemedicine and e-Health, 16(5):557-563.
  7. Swanepoel D, Hall JW, Koekemoer D (2010). Vuvuzela sound measurements. South African Medical Journal, 100(4):192.
  8. Swanepoel D, Hall JW (2010). Football match spectator sound exposure and effect on hearing: a pretest-posttest study. South African Medical Journal, 100(4):239-242.
  9. Swanepoel D, Koekemoer D, Clark JL (2010). Intercontinental hearing assessment: a study in tele-audiology. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare,  16:248-252
  10. Pienaar E, Stearn N, Swanepoel D (2010). Self-reported outcomes of aural rehabilitation for adult hearing-aid users in a South African context. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 57:1-6
  11. Swanepoel D, (2011). Clinical status of the auditory steady-state response in infants. Seminars in Hearing, 32(2):163-171.
  12. Swanepoel D, Biagio L (2011). Validity of diagnostic computer-based air and forehead bone conduction audiometry. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 8(4): 210 - 214
  13. Theunissen M, Hanekom JJ, Swanepoel D (2011). The development of an Afrikaans test for sentence recognition thresholds in noise. International Journal of Audiology, 50(2):77-85
  14. Heinze B, Swanepoel D, Hofmeyr LM (2011).  A systematic review of vestibular disorders related to human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Journal of Laryngology & Otology125: 881-890.
  15. Meyer M, Swanepoel D (2011). Newborn hearing screening in the private health care sector - a national survey. South African Medical Journal, 101:665-667.
  16. Brits J, Strauss S, Eloff Z, Becker P, Swanepoel D (2012). Hearing profile of gold miners with and without tuberculosis. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 69(4)243-249.
  17. Meyer M, Swanepoel D, le Roux T, van der Linde M (2012). Early detection of infant hearing loss in the private health care sector of South Africa. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 76:698-703.
  18. Friderichs N, Swanepoel D, Hall JW III (2012). Efficacy of community-based infant hearing screening program utilizing existing clinic personnel in Western Cape, South Africa. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 76:552-559.
  19. Oosthuizen I, Swanepoel D, van Dijk C (2012). Speech perception in noise and bilateral spatial abilities in adults with delayed sequential cochlear implantation. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 59:45-52.
  20. Strauss S, Swanepoel D, Becker P, Eloff Z, Hall JW III (2012). Prevalence and degree of noise-induced hearing loss in South African gold miners. Occupational Health Southern Africa, 18(6):20-25.
  21. Van der Westhuizen Y, Swanepoel D, Heinze B, Hofmeyr LM (2013). Auditory and otological manifectations in adults with HIV/AIDS. International Journal of Audiology, 52: 37-43
  22. Maclennan-Smith F, Swanepoel D, Hall JW III (2013).  Validity of diagnostic pure-tone audiometry without a sound-treated environment in older adults.  International Journal of Audiology, 52: 66-73
  23. Biagio L, Swanepoel D, Adeyemo A, Hall JW III, Vinck B (2013). Asynchronous video-otoscopy by a telehealth facilitator. Telemedicine and e-Health, 19(4):252-258
  24. Eikelboom RH, Swanepoel D, Motakef S, Upson GS (2013).  Clinical validation of the AMTAS Automated Audiometer.  International Journal of Audiology, 52(5):342-349
  25. Swanepoel D, Johl L, Pienaar D (2013).  Childhood hearing loss and risk profile in a South African population. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 77(3):394-398
  26. Convery E, Keidser G, Caposecco A, Swanepoel D, Wong LLN, Shen E (2013). Hearing aid assembly management among adults from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds: toward the feasibility of self-fitting hearing aids. International Journal of Audiology, 52(6):385-393
  27. Swanepoel D, Eikelboom R, Hunter ML, Friedland PL, Atlas MD (2013). Self-reported hearing loss in Baby Boomers from the Busselton healthy ageing study – audiometric correspondence and predictive value. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 24(6):514-521
  28. Swanepoel D, Maclennan-Smith F, Hall JW III (2013). Diagnostic pure-tone audiometry in schools: mobile testing without a sound-treated environment. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 24(10):992-1000
  29. Mahomed F, Swanepoel D, Eikelboom RH, Soer M (2013). Validity of automated threshold audiometry: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Ear and Hearing, 34:745-752.
  30. Margolis RH, Eikelboom RH, Johnson C, Ginter SM, Swanepoel D, Moore CJ (2013).  False air-bone gaps at 4 kHz in listeners with normal hearing and sensorineural hearing loss. International Journal of Audiology, 52(8):526-32
  31. Potgieter JM, Swanepoel D, Heinze B, Hofmeyr LM, Hamersma H (2014). An auditory profile of sclerosteosis. Journal of Laryngology & Otology, 128:336-344.
  32. Strauss S, Swanepoel D, Becker P, Eloff Z, Hall JW III (2014). Noise and age related hearing loss - a study of 40 123 South African Gold Miners. International Journal of Audiology, 53 S2:S66-75
  33. Heinze B, Swanepoel D, Hofmeyr LM, Vinck BM (2014). Vestibular involvement in adults with HIV/AIDS. Auris Nasus Larynx, 41(2):160-168.
  34. Biagio L, Swanepoel D, Laurent C, Lundberg T (2014). Paediatric otitis media at a primary health care clinic in South Africa. South African Medical Journal, 104(6):431-435.
  35. Scheepers L, Swanepoel D, le Roux T (2014). Why parents refuse newborn hearing screening and default on follow-up rescreening - a South African perspective. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 78(4):652-658
  36. Swanepoel D, Scheepers L, le Roux T (2014). Why parents refuse newborn hearing screening in South Africa. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 78(7):1197-1198.
  37. Granberg S, Swanepoel D, Englund U, Möller C, Danermark B (2014). The ICF Core Sets for Hearing Loss Project: International Expert Survey on Functioning and Disability of Adults with Hearing Loss using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). International Journal of Audiology, 53(8):497-506
  38. Haeri Mazanderani AF, du PLessis NM, Lumb J, Feucht UD, Myburgh M, Mayaphi SH, Lekalakala MR Swanepoel D, Georgakis H, Avenant T (2014). Recommendations for the medical evaluation of children prior to adoption in South Africa. South African Medical Journal, 104(8):544-549.
  39. Biagio L, Swanepoel D, Laurent C, Lundberg T (2014). Video-otoscopy recordings for diagnosis of childhood ear disease using telehealth at primary health care level. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 20(6):300-306.
  40. Lundberg T, Biagio L, Laurent C, Sandström H, Swanepoel D (2014). Remote evaluation of video-otoscopy recordings in an unselected pediatric population with an otitis media scale. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 78(9):1489-1495.
  41. Granberg S, Pronk M, Swanepoel D, Kramer SE, Hagsten H, Möller C, Hjaldahl J, Danermark B (2014). The ICF Core Sets for Hearing Loss Project: Functioning and Disability from the Patient Perspective. International Journal of Audiology, 53(8):497-506.
  42. Clark JL, Swanepoel D (2014). Technology for Hearing Loss - as We Know It, and as We Dream It. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 9(5):408-413.
  43. Heinze B, Swanepoel D, Vinck BM (2014). Does the human immunodeficiency virus influence the vestibulocollic reflex pathways? A comparative study. Journal of Laryngology & Otology, 128(9):779-779
  44. Eikelboom RH, Jayakody D, Swanepoel D, Chang S, Atlas MD (2014). Validation of remote mapping of cochlear implants. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 20(4):171-177.
  45. Swanepoel D, Myburgh HC, Howe D, Mahomed F, Eikelboom RH (2014). Smartphone hearing screening with integrated quality control and data management. International Journal of Audiology, 53: 841-849.
  46. Meyer ME, Swanepoel D, le Roux T (2014). National survey of paediatric audiological services for diagnosis in the private health sector of South Africa. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 61(1):1-8.
  47. Stroebel D, Swanepoel D, (2014). Does parental experience of the diagnosis and intervention process differ for children with auditory neuropathy? International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 78:2210-2215.
  48. Swanepoel D, Eikelboom RH, Margolis RH (2014). Revisiting tympanometry screening in school-entry children 5 to 7 years of age. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 25:927-936.
  49. Brennan-Jones C, Whitehouse A, Park J, Hegarty M, Jacques A, Eikelboom RH, Swanepoel D, White J, Jamieson S (2015). Prevalence and risk factors for parent-reported recurrent otitis media during early childhood in the Western Australian Pregnancy Cohort (Raine) Study. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 51(4):403-9.
  50. Van der Linde J, Swanepoel D, Glascoe FP, Louw EM, Vinck BM (2015). Developmental screening in South Africa: Comparing the national developmental checklist to a standardized tool. African Health Sciences, 15(1):188-196.
  51. Le Roux T, Swanepoel D, Vinck BM, Tshifularo M (2015). Profound childhood hearing loss in a South Africa cohort: Risk profile, diagnosis and age of intervention. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 79:8-14
  52. Van Dyk M, Swanepoel D, Hall JW III (2015). Outcomes with OAE and AABR screening in the first 48 hours: implications for newborn hearing screening in developing countries. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 79(7):1034-40.
  53. Van der Linde J, Swanepoel D, Glascoe FP, Louw EM, Hugo JFM, Vinck BM (2015). Risks associated with communication delays in infants from underserved South African communities. African Journal of Primary Health Care and Family Medicine, 7(1):1-7.
  54. Margolis RH, Wilson RH, Popelka GR, Eikelboom RH, Swanepoel D, Saly GL (2015). Distribution characteristics of normal pure-tone thresholds. International Journal of Audiology, 54(11):796-805.
  55. Swanepoel D, Matthysen C, Eikelboom RH, Clark JL, Hall III JW (2015). Pure tone audiometry outside a sound booth using earphone attenuation, integrated noise monitoring and automation. International Journal of Audiology, 54(11):777-785
  56. Visagie A, Swanepoel D, Eikelboom RH (2015). Accuracy of remote hearing assessment in a rural community. Telemedicine and e-Health, 21(11):930-937
  57. Van Tonder J, Woite N, Strydom S, Mahomed-Asmail F, Swanepoel D (2015). Effect of visual feedback on classroom noise levels using a noise monitoring device. South African Journal of Childhood Education, 3:2223-7674
  58. Mahomed-Asmail F, Swanepoel D, Eikelboom RH, Myburgh HC, Hall JW III (2016). Clinical validity of hearScreen smartphone hearing screening for school children. Ear & Hearing, 37:e11-17.
  59. Sandström J, Swanepoel D, Myburgh HC, Laurent C (2016). Smartphone threshold audiometry in underserved primary health-care contexts. International Journal of Audiology, 55:232-238.
  60. Brennan-Jones C, Taljaard D, Brennan-Jones S, Bennet B, Swanepoel D, Eikelboom RH (2016). Self-reported hearing loss and manual audiometry: a rural versus urban comparison. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 24:130-135
  61. Mahomed-Asmail F, Swanepoel D, Eikelboom RH (2016). Diagnostic hearing assessment in schools: validity and time-efficiency of automated audiometry. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 27:42-48
  62. Van der Linde J, Swanepoel D, Sommerville J, Louw EM, Vinck BM (2016). Prevalence and nature of communication delays in a South African primary health care context. South African Journal of Child Health, 10(1):87-91.
  63. Margolis RH, Wilson RH, Popelka GR, Eikelboom RH, Swanepoel D, Saly GL (2016). Distribution Characteristics of Air-Bone Gaps - Evidence of Bias in Manual Audiometry. Ear & Hearing, 37:177-188.
  64. Van der Linde J, Swanepoel D, Hanekom L, Lemmer T, Schoeman K, Glascoe FP, Vinck BM (2016). Early detection of communication delays with the PEDS Tools in at-risk South African infants. African Journal of Disability, 5(1), a223
  65. Mahomed-Asmail F, Swanepoel D, Eikelboom RH (2016). Hearing loss in urban South African school children (grade 1 to 3). International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 84:27-31
  66. Myburgh HC, van Zijl WH, Swanepoel D, Hellström S, Laurent C (2016). Otitis media diagnosis for developing countries using tympanic membrane image-analysis. EBioMedicine 5:156-60
  67. De Kock T, Swanepoel D, Hall JW III (2016). Newborn hearing screening at a community-based obstetric unit: screening and diagnostic outcomes. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 84:124-131
  68. Potgieter JM, Swanepoel D, Myburgh HC, Hopper TC, Smits C (2016). Development and validation of a smartphone-based digits-in-noise hearing test in South African English. International Journal of Audiology, 55(7):405-411
  69. Le Roux T, Vinck B, Butler I, Cass N, Louw L, Nauta L, Schlesinger D, Soer M, Tshifularo M, Swanepoel D (2016). Predictors of pediatric cochlear implantation outcomes in South Africa. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 84:61-70
  70. Kaspar A, Driscoll C, Kei J, Swanepoel D, Goulios H (2016). Overview of a public health approach to pediatric hearing impairment in the Pacific Islands. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 86:43-52
  71. Brennan-Jones C, Eikelboom RH, Swanepoel D, Friedland P, Atlas MD (2016). Clinical validation of automated audiometry with continuous noise-monitoring in a clinically heterogeneous population outside a sound-treated environment. International Journal of Audiology, 55(9):507-513
  72. Yousuf Hussein S, Swanepoel D, Biagio de Jager L, Myburgh H, Eikelboom RH, Hugo J (2016). Smartphone hearing screening in mHealth assisted community-based primary care. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 22(7):405-412.
  73. Eikelboom RH, Swanepoel D (2016). International Survey of Audiologist’s Attitude towards Telehealth. American Journal of Audiology, 25:295-298.
  74. Mahomed-Asmail F, Swanepoel D, Eikelboom RH (2016). Referral criteria for school-based hearing screening in South Africa: considerations for resource-limited contexts. Health SA Gesondheid-Journal of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, 21:96-102
  75. Van der Aerschot M, Swanepoel D, Mahomed-Asmail F, Myburgh HC, Eikelboom RH (2016). Affordable headphones for accessible screening audiometry: an evaluation of the Sennheiser HD202 II supra-aural headphone. International Journal of Audiology, 55:616-622
  76. Maleka K, Van der Linde J, Glascoe FP, Swanepoel D (2016). Developmental screening – evaluation of a mHealth version of the PEDS tools. Telemedicine and e-Health, 18 (22):1013-1018.
  77. Havenga E, Swanepoel D, le Roux T, Schmid B (2017). Tele-intervention for children with hearing loss: A comparative pilot study. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 23(1):116-125
  78. Schoeman JC, Swanepoel D, van der Linde J (2017). Developmental screening: predictors of follow-up adherence in primary health care. Africa Health Sciences, 17:52-61
  79. Le Roux T, Vinck B, Butler I, Cass N, Louw L, Nauta L, Schlesinger D, Swanepoel D (2017). Predictors of health-related quality of life in adult cochlear implant recipients in South Africa. International Journal of Audiology, 56(1):16-23
  80. Brennan-Jones C, Eikelboom RH, Jacques A, Swanepoel D, Atlas MD, Whitehouse AJO, Jamieson S, Oddy WH (2017). Protective benefit of predominant breastfeeding against otitis media may be limited to early childhood: results from a prospective birth cohort study. Clinical Otolaryngology, 42(1):29-37
  81. Brennan-Jones C, Eikelboom RH, Swanepoel D (2017). Diagnosis of hearing loss using automated audiometry in an asynchronous telehealth model: A pilot accuracy study. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 23(2):256-262
  82. Van Tonder J, Swanepoel D, Mahomed F, Myburgh HC, Eikelboom RH (2017). Automated smartphone threshold audiometry: Validity and time-efficiency. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 28(3):200-208.
  83. Louw C, Swanepoel D, Eikelboom RH, Myburgh HC (2017). Smartphone-based hearing screening at primary health care clinics. Ear & Hearing, 38(2)e93–e100.
  84. Lundberg T, Biagio de Jager L, Swanepoel D, Laurent C (2017). Diagnostic accuracy of a general practitioner with video-otoscopy collected by a health care facilitator compared to traditional otoscopy. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 99:49-53
  85. Gouws N, Swanepoel D, Biagio de Jager L (2017). Wideband Acoustic Immittance for Assessing Middle Ear Functioning for preterm neonates in the NICU. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 64:e1-e11
  86. Swanepoel D (2017). Enhancing ear and hearing health access for children with technology and connectivity. American Journal of Audiology, 26:426-429
  87. Kaspar A, Newton O, Kei J, Driscoll C, Swanepoel D, Goulios H (2017). Parental knowledge and attitudes to childhood hearing loss and hearing services in the Solomon Islands. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 103:87-92
  88. Myburgh HC, Jose S, Swanepoel D, Laurent C (2018). Towards low cost automated smartphone- and cloud-based otitis media diagnosis. Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, 39:34-52
  89. Brennan-Jones C, Eikelboom RH, Bennet RJ, Tao KFM, Swanepoel D (2018). Asynchronous interpretation of manual and automated audiometry: Agreement and reliability. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 24:37-43
  90. Tan HEI, Lan NSR, Knuiman MW, Divitini ML, Swanepoel D, Hunter H, Brennan-Jones CG, Hung J, Eikelboom RH, Santa Maria PL (2018) Associations between cardiovascular disease and its risk factors with hearing loss – a cross-sectional analysis. Clinical Otolaryngology, 43:172-181
  91. Kaspar A, Kei J, Driscoll C, Swanepoel D, Goulios H (2018). A public health approach to pediatric hearing impairment in the Pacific Islands. Journal of Global Health, 8:e1-e4
  92. Potgieter, JM, Swanepoel D, Myburgh, HC, & Smits, C (2018). The South African English Smartphone Digits-in-Noise Hearing Test: Effect of Age, Hearing Loss, and Speaking Competence. Ear and Hearing39(4), 656-663.
  93. Bornman M, Swanepoel D, Biagio De Jager L, Eikelboom RH (2018). Extended high frequency smartphone audiometry: validity and reliability. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, IN PRESS
  94. Swanepoel D, & Clark, J L (2018). Hearing healthcare in remote or resource-constrained environments. The Journal of Laryngology & Otology, 1-7.
  95. Yousuf Hussein S, Swanepoel D, de Jager LB, & Mahomed-Asmail F (2018). Knowledge and attitudes of early childhood development practitioners towards hearing health in poor communities. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology106, 16-20.
  96. Yousuf Hussein S, Swanepoel D, Mahomed-Asmail F, Biagio de Jager L (2018). Community-based hearing screening for young children using an mHealth service-delivery model. Global Health Action, 11(1):1467077
  97. Tao KFM, Brennan-Jones CG, Capobianco-Fava DM, Jayakody DM, Friedland PL, Swanepoel D & Eikelboom RH (2018). Teleaudiology Services for Rehabilitation with Hearing Aids in Adults: A Systematic Review. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 61(7), 1831-1849.
  98. Da Costa C, Eikelboom RH, Jacques A, Swanepoel D, Whitehouse AJO, Jamieson SE, Brennan-Jones CG (2018). Does otitis media in early childhood affect later behavioural development? Results from the Western Australian Pregnancy Cohort (Raine) Study. Clinical Otolaryngology, IN PRESS
  99. De Sousa KC, Swanepoel D, Moore D, Smits C (2018). A Smartphone National Hearing Test - Performance and Characteristics of Users. American Journal of AudiologyIN PRESS
  100. Brittz M, Heinze B, Mahomed-Asmail F, Swanepoel D, Stoltz A (2018). Monitoring hearing in an infectious disease clinic with mHealth technologies. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, IN PRESS
  101. Potgieter JM, Swanepoel D, Smits C (2018). Evaluating a smartphone digits-in-noise test as part of the audiometric test-battery. South African Journal of Communication Disorders65(1).
  102. Louw C, Swanepoel D, Eikelboom RH, Hugo J (2018). Prevalence of hearing loss at primary health care clinics in South Africa. African Health Sciences18(2), 313-320.
  103. Van Zyl M, Swanepoel D, Myburgh H (2018). Modernising speech audiometry: using a smartphone application to test word recognition. International Journal of Audiology, 1-9.
  104. Kaspar A, Newton O, Kei J, Driscoll C, Swanepoel D, Goulios H (2018). Prevalence of Otitis Media and Risk-Factors for Sensorineural Hearing Loss among infants attending Child Welfare Clinics in the Solomon Islands. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology111, 21-25.
  105. Bernstein L, Besser J, Maidment D, Swanepoel D (2018). Innovation in the context of audiology and in the context of the internet. American Journal of AudiologyIN PRESS
  106. Van der Merwe M, Mosca R, Swanepoel D, Glascoe FP, Van der Linde J (2018). Early detection of developmental delays in vulnerable children by community care workers using an mHealth tool. Early Child Development and Care, IN PRESS
  107. Kaspar A, Newton O, Kei J, Driscoll C, Swanepoel D, Goulios H (2018). Prevalence of ear disease and associated hearing loss among primary school students in the Solomon Islands: otitis media still a major public health issue. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology113, 223-228.
  108. Ratanjee-Vanmali H, Swanepoel D, Laplante-Lévesque A (2018). Characteristics, behaviours and readiness of persons seeking hearing healthcare online. International Journal of Audiology, IN PRESS
  109. Louw C, Swanepoel D, Eikelboom RH, Hugo J (2018). Self-reported hearing loss and pure tone audiometry for screening in primary health care clinics. Journal of Primary Care and Community Health, IN PRESS


Non-Refereed Articles (since 2010):

  1. Swanepoel D (2010). Tele-audiology – providing remote hearing health care. Audiology Today, 22(2):38-45.
  2. Hofmeyr LM, Heinze B, Swanepoel D (2010). HIV/AIDS related vestibular disorders. The Specialist Forum, 10(8):16-21.
  3. Eikelboom R, Swanepoel D (2011). Telehealth in audiology – improving access to care. AudiologyNow (Audiological Society of Australia), 45: 40-41.
  4. Swanepoel D, (2012). Networking to bring hearing health to underserved communities through telemedicine. ENT & Audiology News, 21(3):80-83.
  5. Swanepoel D, Mahomed F (2012). Applications for automated audiometry: current developments. ENT & Audiology News, 21(4):82-84.
  6. Swanepoel D (2012). The need for tele-audiometry. Hearing Review, 19(11):18-25.
  7. Swanepoel D, Koekemoer D (2013). Hearing health to the underserved: telehealth networking. ENT & Audiology News, 22:80-82.
  8. Scheepers L, Swanepoel D (2013). Early detection of infant hearing loss: challenges undermining success in SA. Part I. The Specialist Forum, 13(5):49-51
  9. Kruyt S, Swanepoel D (2014). Remote Hearing Aid Fittings and Maintenance - Exploring Applications in Africa. ENT & Audiology News, 23.
  10. Swanepoel D (2016). mHealth improves access to community-based hearing care. Hearing Journal, 69(8):30-32.
  11. Swanepoel D (2017). Screening for hearing loss with mHealth solutions. ENT & Audiology News, 26(1):72-74.
  12. Swanepoel D (2017). Smartphone-based national hearing test launched in South Africa. Hearing Journal, 70(1):14-16.


Published Conference Proceedings:

  1. Schmulian DL, Hugo SR, Bosman R, Swanepoel D (2002). The effect of multiple versus single stimuli presentation in the prediction of hearing thresholds compared to tone burst ABR and pure tone testing in a group of normal and hearing impaired ears ranging in degree and configuration of hearing loss. The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Audiology, 23(2):143.
  2. Schmulian DL, Hugo SR, Bosman R, Swanepoel D (2002). A discussion of some unusual cases of hearing loss and their behavioural, ABR (click and tone burst) and steady state response (multiple and single presentation) findings: a case report. The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Audiology, 23(2):142.
  3. Swanepoel D (2010). The Global Epidemic of Infant Hearing Loss – Priorities for Prevention. A Sound Foundation Through Early Amplification 2010. Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference. Chicago: Phonak AG.
  4. Swanepoel D (2011). Early detection and intervention for infant hearing loss in Africa. Proceedings from the 10th European Federation of Audiology Societies (EFAS) Congress. Journal of Hearing Science1(1):34.
  5. Swanepoel D (2010). Global Pediatric Hearing Health – In Search of Novel Solutions to Current Challenges. A Sound Foundation Through Early Amplification 2013. Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference. Chicago: Phonak AG.



  1. Co-author: Hall JW, Swanepoel D. (2010). Objective assessment of hearing loss. San Diego: Plural Publishing.
  2. Co-editor: Swanepoel D, Louw B (2010). HIV/AIDS related Communication, Hearing and Swallowing Disorders. San Diego: Plural Publishing.
  3. Associate editor: Roeser RJ (2013). Roeser’s Audiology Desk Reference. New York: Thieme. Associate editors: Clark JL, Meinke D, Swanepoel D, Wright GG.
  4. Co-editor: Fagan J, Laurent C, Swanepoel DOpen Access Guide to Audiology and Hearing Aids for Otolaryngologists. 


Chapters in Books:

  1. Swanepoel D, Louw B. (2010) Global impact of HIV/AIDS. In HIV/AIDS Related Communication, Hearing and Swallowing Disorders; Edited by Swanepoel D and Louw B. San Diego: Plural Publishing.
  2. Stearn N, Swanepoel D. (2010) Sensory and neural hearing losses associated with HIV/AIDS. In HIV/AIDS Related Communication, Hearing and Swallowing Disorders; Edited by Swanepoel D and Louw B. San Diego: Plural Publishing.
  3. Swanepoel D, Laurent C. (2013) Hearing loss classification. In Open Access Guide to Audiology and Hearing Aids for Otolaryngologists; Edited by Fagan J, Laurent C and Swanepoel D.
  4. Mahomed F, Swanepoel D, Ayieko J. (2013) School-age hearing screening. In Open Access Guide to Audiology and Hearing Aids for Otolaryngologists; Edited by Fagan J, Laurent C and Swanepoel D.
  5. Swanepoel D (2015) Tele-Audiology. In Handbook of Clinical Audiology; Edited by Katz J. 7th edition. New York: Wolter & Kluwer.
  6. Eikelboom RH, Swanepoel D (2016). Tele-audiology. In The E-Medicine, E-Health, M-Health, Telemedicine, and Telehealth Handbook (Two Volume Set). Edited by Eren H, Webster JG. Boca Raton: Taylor & Francis.
  7. Eikelboom RH, Swanepoel D (2016). Remote Diagnostic Hearing Assessment. In Tele-Practice in Audiology. Edited by Rushbrooke E and Houston T. San Diego: Plural Publishing.
  8. Swanepoel D, Eikelboom RH (2016). Future direction for teleaudiology. In Tele-Practice in Audiology. Edited by Rushbrooke E and Houston T. San Diego: Plural Publishing.



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