Prof. Leigh Biagio-De Jager

POSITIONS:

Associate Professor, University of Pretoria 

Audiology Programme Co-ordinator

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

1997     B Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria

2009     M Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria

2015     DPhil Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria       

 

CURRENT SUBJECTS

Auditory Evoked Potentials, Research, New Trends in Audiology, Prevention and Primary Health Care
 

PUBLISHED OUTPUTS

Peer-reviewed articles:

  • Smit, A., Biagio de Jager, L., & Stoltz, A. (2020). Auditory neural function of normal hearing HIV positive adults. Journal of American Academy of Audiology, 29, 873-886. [ISI accredited]
  • 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: Otology and Neuro-Otology, 11, 305. [ISI accredited]
  • Biagio de-Jager, L., van Dyk, Z., & Vinck, B.H. M. E. (2020). Diagnostic accuracy of CE chirp. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 135, 110071. [ISI accredited]
  • Klopper, M., Biagio de Jager, L., & Vinck, B. (2020). The correlation of hair and eye colour on contralateral suppression of otoacoustic emissions. Noise and Health, 21, 155-163. [ISI accredited]
  • Van der Westhuizen, N., Biagio de Jager, L., & Rheeder, P. (2020). P300 event-related potentials in normal hearing adults with type II Diabetes Mellitus. American Journal of Audiology, 29, 120-128. [ISI accredited]
  • Bornman, M., Swanepoel, D. W., Eikelboom, R., & Biagio de Jager, L. (2019). Extended high frequency smartphone audiometry: validity and reliability. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 30(3), 217-226. [ISI accredited]
  • Yousuf Hussein, S., Swanepoel, D.W., 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. [ISI accredited]
  • Yousuf Hussein, S., Swanepoel, D.W., Biagio de Jager, L., Mahomed-Asmail, F. (2018). Knowledge and attitudes of early childhood development practitioners towards hearing health in poor communities. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 106(1), 16-20. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijporl.2017.12.026 [ISI accredited]
  • Yousuf Hussein, S., Swanepoel, D.W., Mahomed-Asmail, F., Biagio de Jager, L. (2018). Hearing loss in preschool children from a low income South African community. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 115, 145-148. [ISI accredited]
  • Gouws, N., Swanepoel, D. W., & 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(1), 11. https://dx.doi.org/10.4102/sajcd.v64i1.182 [DHET accredited]
  • Lundberg, T., Biagio de Jager, L., Swanepoel, D. W., & 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 [ISI accredited]
  • Yousuf Hussein, S., Swanepoel, D. W., Biagio de Jager, L., Myburgh, H. C., Eikelboom, R. H., & Hugo, J. (2016). Smartphone hearing screening in mHealth assisted community-based primary care. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 22(7), 405-412. [ISI accredited]
  • Lundberg, T., Biagio, L., Laurent, C., Sandström, H., & Swanepoel, D. W. (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. doi:10.1016/j.ijporl.2014.06.018 [ISI accredited]
  • Biagio, L., Swanepoel, D. W., 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. doi:10.1177/1357633X14541038 [ISI accredited]
  • Biagio, L., Swanepoel, D. W., Laurent, C., & Lundberg, T. (2014). Paediatric otitis media at a primary healthcare clinic in South Africa. South African Medical Journal, 104(6), 431–435. doi:10.7196/SAMJ.7534 [ISI accredited]
  • Biagio, L., Swanepoel, D. W., Adeyemo, A., Hall, J. W. III, & Vinck, B. (2013). Asynchronous video-otoscopy with a telehealth facilitator. Telemedicine and E-Health, 19(4), 252–258. doi:10.1089/tmj.2012.0161 [ISI accredited]
  • Swanepoel, D. W., & Biagio, L. (2011). Validity of diagnostic computer-based air and forehead bone conduction audiometry. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 8(4), 210–214. doi:10.1080/15459624.2011.559417 [ISI accredited]
  • Biagio, L., Swanepoel, D. W., & Soer, M. (2009). Objective assessment of noise-induced hearing loss: A comparison of methods. Occupational Health Southern Africa, 26–32. [DHET accredited]

Book chapters:

  • Biagio-de Jager, L. (2018). Auditory brainstem response (ABR) in clinical practice. In C. Laurent, D. W. Swanepoel, & J. J. Fagan (Eds.), Open access guide to audiology and hearing aids for otolaryngologists (pp. 1–9). 
  • Biagio-de Jager, L. (2018). Auditory evoked potentials (AEPs): Underlying principles. In C. Laurent, D. W. Swanepoel, & J. J. Fagan (Eds.), Open access guide to audiology and hearing aids (pp. 1–19). 

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Auditory neurophysiology

Intraoperative cochlear nerve monitoring

Objective measures of auditory function

Telehealth

 

ACADEMIC & PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

Health Professions Council of South Africa

South African Association for Audiologists

 

CONTACT DETAILS:

[email protected]


CONTACT DETAILS (office):

Communication Pathology building

Office Room 3-28

(012) 420 6774


PROFESSIONAL LINKS 

Orchid ID: 0000-0002-5095-8626

Research gate: Leigh Biagio de Jager

LinkedIn: Leigh Biagio de Jager

 

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