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 Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA)

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

 

CURRENT SUBJECTS:

Intervention for children with hearing loss

Pediatric audiology (counseling & pediatric hearing aid fittings)

Cochlear implants

Implantable hearing devices

Person- and family-centered care 

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Cochlear implants

Implantable hearing devices

Person- and family-centered care 

Early hearing detection and intervention

Childhood hearing loss

 

RESEARCH OUTPUTS/ 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. 

· 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), (in press). 

· 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, (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, (in press)

 

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 

 

International Conference Presentations:

· Hearing impairment in young children: Parents' initial needs for information and support (2007). EHDI Early Hearing Detection & Intervention: Building bridges in Africa: Early Childhood Development for children with hearing loss (Johannesburg, South Africa).

· Hearing impairment in young South African children: Parents' initial needs for information and support (2008). NHS Beyond Newborn Hearing Screening 2008. Infant and childhood hearing in science and clinical practice (Cernobbio, Italy). 

· Parental perceptions of the social well-being of school-going children with cochlear implants: A comparative study (2010). NHS Beyond Newborn Hearing Screening 2010. Infant and childhood hearing in science and clinical practice (Cernobbio, Italy).

· Early intervention for children with Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder in a developing country (2010). NHS Beyond Newborn Hearing Screening. Infant and childhood hearing in science and clinical practice (Cernobbio, Itally). 

· Pediatric Cochlear Implantation in South Africa (2017). Family Centred Early Intervention: Africa and developing world contexts (Johannesburg, South Africa).

· Predictors of cochlear implant outcomes in South Africa (2018). 4th World Congress on Cochlear Implants in Emerging Countries (Cape Town, South Africa). 

· Parent-perceived challenges related to the pediatric cochlear implantation process and support services received in South Africa (2018). 4th World Congress on Cochlear Implants in Emerging Countries (Cape Town, South Africa). Bhamjee, A (presenter)

· Health-related quality of life in South-African children who use cochlear implants. 4th World Congress on Cochlear Implants in Emerging Countries (Cape Town, South Africa). Brewis, B (presenter)

· The effect of tinnitus on health-related quality of life outcomes in adult cochlear implant recipients. 4th World Congress on Cochlear Implants in Emerging Countries (Cape Town, South Africa). Opperman, E (presenter)

· Parent-perceived challenges related to the pediatric cochlear implantation process and support services received in South Africa (2018). 34th World Congress of Audiology (Cape Town, South Africa). Bhamjee, A (presenter)

· Health-related quality of life in South-African children who use cochlear implants. 34th World Congress of Audiology (Cape Town, South Africa). Brewis, B (presenter)

· The effect of tinnitus on health-related quality of life outcomes in adult cochlear implant recipients. 34th World Congress of Audiology (Cape Town, South Africa). Opperman, E (presenter)

 

CONTACT DETAILS: 

Tel: (012) 420 4884 

Room 3-27, Communication Pathology Building

Email: [email protected]

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