Prof. De Wet Swanepoel

PROFESSIONAL LINKS: 

Researchgate: De Wet Swanepoel

Scopus: De Wet Swanepoel (13609471200)

Orcid ID: 0000-0001-8313-1636

PubMed: Prof. De Wet Swanepoel

Google Scholar: Prof De Wet Swanepoel

UPSpace: De Wet Swanepoel

 

LATEST NEWS:

BBC Life Clinic video

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

POSITIONS:

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

Adjunct Professor, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Callier Center for Communication Disorders, University of Texas Dallas

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

Senior Research Fellow, Ear Science Institute Australia 

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

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 

 

AWARDS:

2020 - African Academy of Sciences fellowship. Induced as a fellow of the academy based on scientific contributions

2020 - African Academy of Science Olusegun Obasanjo Prize for Scientific Breakthrough and/or Technological Innovation

2019 - SASLHA fellowship award. In recognition of outstanding contributions to the profession.

2019 - Oppenheimer memorial trust award 

2016 - Awarded Silver (S2A3) British Association Medal (One of the highest awards for original scientific research in South Africa for a person under 40 years of age).

2014 - AU-TWAS Young Scientist National Award in the category of Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation 

 

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS and AFFILIATIONS:

Editor-in-Chief – International Journal of Audiology - Since 2018

World Report on Hearing – Advisory and review committee - 2020 - 2021

World Hearing Forum – Member - Since 2019

UNICEF specialist advisor – Young children with developmental delays and disabilities project -Since 2018

WHO/ITU Safe Listening Initiative – Working group - Member since 2015

International Society of Audiology, President - 2016 - 2018

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

 

RESEARCH OUTPUTS: 

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, 30:217-226. 
  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, 43, 1036-1042. 
  99. De Sousa KC, Swanepoel D, Moore D, Smits C (2018). A Smartphone National Hearing Test - Performance and Characteristics of Users. American Journal of Audiology, 27, 448-454.
  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, 30:482-492. 
  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, 58:107-115.
  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, 9, 1-8. 
  110.      Swanepoel D, & Clark, J L (2019). Hearing healthcare in remote or resource-constrained environments. The Journal of Laryngology & Otology, 2019;133:11–17 
  111. Bornman M, Swanepoel D, Biagio De Jager L, Eikelboom RH (2019). Extended high frequency smartphone audiometry: validity and reliability. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. 30:217-226
  112. Ratanjee-Vanmali H, Swanepoel D, Laplante-Lévesque A (2019). Characteristics, behaviours and readiness of persons seeking hearing healthcare online. International Journal of Audiology, 58:107-115.
  113. Van der Merwe M, Mosca R, Swanepoel D, Glascoe FP, Van der Linde J (2019). Early detection of developmental delays in vulnerable children by community care workers using an mHealth tool. Early Child Development and Care, 189:855-866.
  114. Maleka K, Van der Linde J, Swanepoel D (2019). Prioritized surveillance of young at-risk South African children:  An evaluation of the PEDS tools referral and response characteristics. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved30:668-679.
  115. Brittz M, Heinze B, Mahomed-Asmail F, Swanepoel D, Stoltz A (2019). Monitoring hearing in an infectious disease clinic with mHealth technologies. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 30:482-492
  116. Brown L, De Sousa KC, Mahomed-Asmail F, Swanepoel D (2019). Performance and reliability of a smartphone digits-in-noise test in the sound field. American Journal of Audiology, 28:736-741
  117. Swanepoel D, Smits C, De Sousa KC, Moore D (2019). Mobile apps to screen for hearing loss: Opportunities and challenges. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 97(10):717-718
  118. Suen JJ, Bhatnagar K, Emmett SD, Marrone N, Kleindienst Robler S, Swanepoel D, Wong A, Nieman CL (2019). Hearing care across the life course provided in the community. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 97(10):681-690  
  119. Eksteen S, Launer S, Kuper H, Eikelboom RH, Bastawrous A, Swanepoel D (2019). Hearing and vision screening for preschool children using mobile technology, South Africa. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 97(10):672–680
  120. Van Wyk T, Mahomed-Asmail F, Swanepoel D (2019). Supporting hearing health in vulnerable populations through community care workers using mHealth technologies. International Journal of Audiology, 58:790-797
  121. Motlagh Zadeh L, Silbert NH, Sternasty K, Swanepoel D, Moore DR (2019). Extended high frequency hearing enhances speech perception in noise. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences116(47), 23753-23759
  122. Bright T, McCormick I, Phiri M, Mulwafu W, Burton M, Polack S, Mactaggart I, Yip JLY, Swanepoel D, Kuper H (2020). Rationale and feasibility of a combined rapid assessment of avoidable blindness and hearing loss protocol. PLOS ONE15(2): e0229008
  123. Ratanjee-Vanmali H, Swanepoel D, Laplante-Lévesque A (2020). Patient uptake, experience and satisfaction using web-based and face-to-face hearing health services: Process evaluation study. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 22(3):e15875
  124. Abdoola S, Swanepoel D, Van der Linde J, Glascoe FP (2020). Detecting developmental delays in infants from a low-income South African community: Comparing the BSID-III and PEDS tools. Early Child Development and Care. https://doi.org/10.1080/03004430.2019.1628027
  125. De Sousa KC, Swanepoel D, Moore D, Myburgh HC, Smits C (2020). Improving Sensitivity of the Digits-in-Noise Test Using Antiphasic Stimuli. Ear and Hearing41(2):442-450
  126. Swanepoel D (2020). eHealth technologies enable more accessible hearing care. Seminars in Hearing, 41(02):133-140
  127. Sandström J, Swanepoel D, Laurent C, Umefjord G, Lundberg T (2020). Accuracy and Reliability of Smartphone Self-Test Audiometry in Community Clinics in Low Income Settings: A Comparative Study. Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology, 129(6):578-584
  128. Grobler LM, Swanepoel D, Strauss S, Becker P, Eloff Z (2020). Occupational noise and age: A longitudinal study of hearing sensitivity as a function of noise exposure and age in South African gold mine workers. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 67(2):a687. https://doi.org/10.4102/sajcd.v67i2.687
  129. Bright T, Mulwafu W, Phiri M, Mwanaisha P, Fan J, Swanepoel D, Kuper H, Mactaggart I, Yip JLY, Polack S (2020). Field test of the Rapid Assessment of Hearing Loss survey protocol in Ntcheu district, Malawi. International Journal of Audiology, 59(8):574-582. https://doi.org/10.1080/14992027.2020.1739764
  130. Schonborn D, De Sousa KC, Mahomed-Asmail F, Smits C, Le Plante-Levesque A, Moore DM, Swanepoel D (2020). Characteristics and Help-Seeking Bahavior of People Failing a Smart Device Self-Test for Hearing. American Journal of Audiology, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1044/2020_AJA-19-00098
  131. Oosthuizen I, Picou EM, Pottas L, Myburgh HC, Swanepoel D (2020). Listening effort in native and non-native English-speaking children using low linguistic single- and dual-task paradigms. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research1-11. Advance online publication. https//doi.org/10.1044/2020_JSLHR-19-00330
  132. Brennan-Jones C, Whitehouse AJO, Calder S, Da Costa C, Eikelboom RH, Swanepoel D, Jamieson SE (2020). Does otitis media affect later language ability? A prospective birth cohort study. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research63(7): 2441- 2452
  133. Smit N, van der Linde J, Eccles R, Graham M, Swanepoel D (2020). Exploring the knowledge and needs of early childhood development practitioners from a low-resource community. Early Childhood Education Journal. Advance online publication. https//doi.org/10.1007/s10643-020-01063-3
  134. Ebrahimi-Madiseh A, Eikelboom RH, Bennett RJ, Upson GS, Friedland P, Swanepoel D, Psarros C, Lei WK, Atlas MD (2020). What influences decision-making for cochlear implantation in adults? Exploring barriers and drivers from a multi-stakeholder perspective. Ear and HearingAdvance online publication. https//doi.org/10.1097/AUD.0000000000000895
  135. Newall JP, Martinez N, Swanepoel D, McMahon CM (2020). A national survey of hearing loss in the Philippines. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, 32(10): 235-241 
  136. De Sousa KC, Smits C , Moore D, Myburgh HC, Swanepoel D, (2020). Pure-tone audiometry without bone-conduction thresholds: using the digits-in-noise test to detect conductive hearing loss. International Journal of Audiology59(10): 801-808
  137. Van der Merwe M, van der Linde J, Swanepoel D (2020). Early childhood development risks and protective factors in vulnerable preschool children from low-income communities. Journal of Community Health. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10900-020-00883-z.
  138. Kuschke S, Swanepoel D, le Roux T, Strauss S (2020). Profile of childhood hearing loss in the Western Cape, South Africa. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 137: 110248
  139. Zadeh LM, Silbert NH, Swanepoel D, Moore DR (2020). Improved Sensitivity of Digits-in-Noise Test to High-Frequency Hearing Loss. Ear and Hearing. IN PRESS doi: 10.1097/AUD.0000000000000956
  140. Eccles R, J van der Linde, M le roux, D Swanepoel (2020). Effect of music instruction on phonological awareness and early literacy skills of five- to seven-year-old children. Early Child Development and CareIN PRESShttps://doi.org/10.1080/03004430.2020.1803852
  141. Tao K, Swanepoel D, Brennen-Jones CG, Jayakody, DMP, Moreira T de C, Coetzee L, Eikelboom RH (2020). Teleaudiology hearing aid fitting follow-up consultations for adults: single blinded crossover randomised control trial and cohort studies. International Journal of Audiology. IN PRESS https://doi.org/10.1080/14992027.2020.1805804
  142. Eccles R, J van der Linde, M le roux, Holloway J, MacCutcheon D, Ljung R, D Swanepoel (2020). Is phonological awareness related to pitch, rhythm and speech-in-noise discrimination in young children? Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools. IN PRESS
  143. Aazh H, Swanepoel D, Moore BCJ (2020). Telehealth tinnitus therapy during the COVID-19 outbreak in the UK: uptake and related factors. International Journal of AudiologyIN PRESS https://doi.org/10.1080/14992027.2020.1822553
  144. Richardson BP, van der Linde J, Pillay B, Swanepoel D (2020). Do text messages about health and development in young children affect caregiver behavior? A systematic review. Health Education Journal, IN PRESS
  145. Dawood N, Mahomed-Asmail F, Louw C, Swanepoel D (2020). mHealth hearing screening for children by non-specialist health workers in communities. International Journal of AudiologyIN PRESShttps://doi.org/10.1080/14992027.2020.1829719
  146. Van der Merwe M, van der Linde J, Swanepoel D (2020). mHealth developmental screening for preschool children in low-income communities. Journal of Child Health Care, IN PRESS
  147. Karlsson E, Mäki-Torkko E, Widén S, Gustavsson S, Manchaia V, Mahomed- Asmail F, Swanepoel D, Yerragutla K, Granberg S (2020). Validation of the Brief International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) core set for hearing loss: an international multicentre study. International Journal of AudiologyIN PRESS
  148.  Ratanjee-Vanmali H, Swanepoel D, Laplante-Lévesque A (2020). Digital Proficiency Is Not a Significant Barrier for Taking Up Hearing Services with a Hybrid Online and Face-to-Face Model. American Journal of Audiology, IN PRESS
  149. Manus M, J van der Linde, Kuper H, D Swanepoel (2020). Community-based hearing and vision screening in schools in low-income communities using mobile health technologies. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools. IN PRESS
  150.  Wolmarans J, De Sousa KC, Frisby C, Mahomed-Asmail F, Smits C, Moore DR, Swanepoel D. (2021) Speech recognition in noise using binaural diotic and antiphasic digits-in-noise in children: maturation and self-test validity. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, IN PRESS
  151. Oosthuizen I, Picou EM, Pottas L, Myburgh HC, Swanepoel D (2021). Listening effort in school-aged children with limited useable hearing unilaterally: examining the effects of a personal digital RM system and a CROS hearing system. Trends in Hearing, IN PRESS
  152. Knoetze MC, Mahomed-Asmail F, Manchaiah V, Swanepoel D  (2021). Sound-Level Monitoring Earphones With Smartphone Feedback as an Intervention to Promote Healthy Listening Behaviors in Young Adults. Ear and Hearing. IN PRESS 
  153. Oosthuizen I, Picou EM, Pottas L, Myburgh HC, Swanepoel D (2021). Listening Effort in School-Aged Children With Normal Hearing Compared to Children With Limited Useable Hearing Unilaterally. American Journal of Audiology, 63(6):1979-1989
  154. Wasmann JWA, Lanting CP, Huinck WJ, Mylanus EAM, van der Laak JWM, Govaerts PJ Swanepoel D, Moore DR, Barbour DL  (2021). Computational Audiology: New Approaches to Advance Hearing Health Care in the Digital Age. Ear and Hearing. IN PRESS 
  155. Tao K, Swanepoel D, Brennen-Jones CG, Jayakody, DMP, Moreira T de C, Coetzee L, Eikelboom RH (2021). Validation of Teleaudiology Hearing Aid Rehabilitation Services for Adults: A Systematic Review of Outcome Measurement Tools. Disability and Rehabilitation, IN PRESS
  156. Eksteen S, Eikelboom RH, Launer S, Kuper H, Swanepoel D (2021). Referral criteria for preschool hearing screening in resource-constrained settings: a retrospective comparison of protocols. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, IN PRESS 
  157. Booysen S, le Roux T, Swanepoel D (2021). Predictors of hearing technology use in children. International Journal of AudiologyIN PRESS 

Books:

  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.
  9. Mahomed-Asmail F, Swanepoel D (2020) mHealth solutions in hearig care for sub-Saharan Africa. Advances in Audiology and Hearing Science (Volume 2). Edited by Hatzopoulos S, Ciorba A, Krumm M: Apple Academic Press. 

 

CONTACT DETAILS:

Department of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology, Communication Pathology Building, University of Pretoria 

Email: [email protected]

Published by De Wet Swanepoel

Copyright © University of Pretoria 2021. All rights reserved.

FAQ's Email Us Virtual Campus Share Cookie Preferences