Dr. Talita le Roux

POSITIONS:

Senior lecturer: Audiology

Audiologist and researcher: Pretoria Cochlear Implant Unit 

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

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

2005 - M. Communication Pathology (Cum Laude), University of Pretoria

2017 - D. Phil (Communication Pathology), University of Pretoria 

 

Additional Training:

2010 - Short course in additional training in Cochlear Implant Mapping and (re)habilitation (accredited by the HPCSA), University of Stellenbosch

 

PROFESSIONAL LINKS: 

Pretoria Cochlear Implant Unit

University of Pretoria Cochlear Implant Research Interest Group

ORCID ID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7900-9600

 

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS:

Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) 

South African Cochlear Implant Group (SACIG)

South African Speech Language Hearing Association (SASLHA) 

American Cochlear Implant (ACI) Alliance

Person Centered Hearing Network (PCHN) – Ida Institute (University partner)

 

CURRENT SUBJECTS AND RESEARCH INTERESTS

Cochlear implants

Early hearing detection and intervention

Pediatric Audiology

Person- and family-centered care 

 

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS:

Peer-Reviewed Papers:

  • Van der Spuy, T., & Pottas, L. (2008). Infant hearing loss in South Africa: Age of intervention and parental needs for support. International Journal of Audiology47(1), 30-5.
  • Meyer, E. 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 Otorhinolaryngology76(5), 698-703. 
  • Meyer, E. M., Swanepoel, D., & le Roux, T. (2014). National survey of paediatric audiological services for diagnosis and intervention in the South African private health care sector. South African Journal of Communication Disorders61(1), 1-8. 
  • Scheepers, L. J., 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 Otorhinolaryngology78(4), 652-8. 
  • 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. 
  • Le Roux, T., Swanepoel, D., Louw, A., Vinck, B., & Tshifularo, M. (2015). Profound childhood hearing loss in a South African cohort: Risk profile, diagnosis and age of intervention. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology79(1), 8-14. 
  • Le Roux, T., Vinck, B., Butler, I., Cass, N., Nauta, L., Louw, L., Schlesinger, D., Soer, M., Tshifularo, M., & Swanepoel, D. (2016). Predictors of pediatric cochlear implantation outcomes in South Africa. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology84(5), 61-70.  
  • 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 Telecare23(1), 116-25. 
  • Le Roux, T., Vinck, B., Butler, I., Nauta, L., Louw, L., Schlesinger, D., & Swanepoel, D. (2017). Predictors of health-related quality of life in adult cochlear implant recipients in South Africa. International Journal of Audiology56(1), 16-23.  
  • Fouche, L. C., Kritzinger, A., & le Roux, T. (2018). Gestational age and birth weight variations in young children with language impairment at an early communication intervention clinic. South African Journal of Communication Disorders65(1): a584. 
  • Brewis, B; le Roux, T; Schlemmer, K; Nauta, L & Vinck, B. (2019). Health-related quality of life in South-African children who use cochlear implants. International Journal of Audiology (2019), 59(2): 132-139.
  • Bhamjee, A; le Roux, T; Schlemmer, K; Perold, J; Cass, N; Schroeder, K; Schlesinger, D; Ceronio, D & Vinck, B. (2019). Parent-perceived challenges related to the pediatric cochlear implantation process and support services received in South Africa. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 126: 109635 (in press). 
  • Pike, M; Biagio-de Jager, L;  le Roux, T & Hofmeyr. L.M. (2020). Short-term test-retest reliability of electrically evoked cortical auditory potentials in adult cochlear implant recipients. Frontiers in Neurology, 11(305), open access
  • 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, (2020), 137: 110248 (in press). 
  • Opperman, E., le Roux, T., Masenge, A., Eikelboom, R.H. (2021). The effect of tinnitus on hearing-related outcomes in adult cochlear implant recipients. International Journal of Audiology, 60(4): 246-254. 
  • Booysen, S., le Roux, T., Masenge, A., Swanepoel, D. (2021). Predictors of hearing technology use in children. International Journal of Audiology, 60(4): 246-254. 
  • Kuschke, S., le Roux, T., Scott, A., Swanepoel, D. (2021). Decentralising paediatric hearing services through district healthcare screening in Western Cape province, South Africa. African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine, 13(1), a2903. 
  • Bhamjee, A., Fahomed-Asmail, F., Perold, J., Loock, J.W., le Roux, T. (2021). Cochlear implantation in South Africa (part 1). South African Medical Journal, 112(1): 8-10. 
  • Bhamjee, A., Fahomed-Asmail, F., Perold, J., Loock, J.W., le Roux, T. (2021). Cochlear implantation in South Africa (part 2). South African Medical Journal, 112(2): 71-75. 
  • Kuschke, S., le Roux, T., Swanepoel, D. (2022). Outcomes of children with sensorineural hearing loss fitted with binaural hearing aids at pediatric public hospital in South Africa. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 152: 110977. 
  • Pienaar, C., le Roux, T., Swanepoel, D. (2022), Children with conductive hearing loss fitted with hearing aids: Outcomes and caregiver experiences in South Africa. International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology. 
  • van der Mescht, L., le Roux, T., Mahomed-Asmail, F., de Sousa, K., Swanepoel, D. (2022). Remote monitoring of adult cochlear implant recipients using digits-in-noise self-testing. American Journal of Audiology. 
  • Bhamjee, A., le Roux, T., Swanepoel, D., Graham, M.A., Schlemmer, K., Mahomed-Asmail, F. (2022). Perceptions of telehealth services for hearing loss in South Africa’s public healthcare system. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19: 7780.

 

Chapters/ Books:

· Le Roux, T. & Laurent, C. (2014). Cochlear implants in developing countries. Open Access to Guide to Audiology & Hearing Aids for Otolaryngologists (online chapter). Available from: https://vula.uct.ac.za/access/content/group/27b5cb1b-1b65-4280-9437-a9898ddd4c40/Cochlear%20Implants%20in%20Developing%20Countries.pdf 

 

CONTACT DETAILS: 

Tel: (012) 420 4884 

Room 3-27, Communication Pathology Building

Email: [email protected]

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