Dr. Karina De Sousa


Project Coordinator


Academic Qualifications

2015 - B. Communication Pathology (Audiology), University of Pretoria. 

2018 -  MA (Audiology), University of Pretoria.

2022 - PhD (Audiology), University of Pretoria


Academic and Professional Membership

Member - Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) 

Member - International Society of Audiology (ISA)


Research Interests


Hearing Loss Detection 


Research Outputs

  • De Sousa, K. C., Swanepoel, D. W., Moore, D. R., & Smits, C. (2018). A smartphone national hearing test: Performance and characteristics of users. American Journal of Audiology27(3S), 448-454.
  • De Sousa KC, Swanepoel D, Moore D, Myburgh HC, Smits C (2019). Improving Sensitivity of the Digits-in-Noise Test Using Antiphasic Stimuli. Ear and Hearing41(2), 442-450.
  • 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 Audiology28(3S), 736-741.
  • De Sousa, KC., Moore, DR., Motlagh-Zadeh, L., Myburgh, HC., & Swanepoel, DW. (2019). Do Smartphone Hearing Aid Apps Work?. The Hearing Journal72(11), 34-35.
  • 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, Bull World Health Organ97(10), 717-718.
  • Schönborn, D., Asmail, FM., De Sousa, KC., Laplante-Lévesque, A., Moore, DR., Smits, C., & Swanepoel, DW. (2020). Characteristics and Help-Seeking Behavior of People Failing a Smart Device Self-Test for Hearing. American Journal of Audiology, 1-10.
  • De Sousa, KC., Smits, C., Moore, DR., Myburgh, HC., & Swanepoel, DW. (2020). Pure-tone audiometry without bone-conduction thresholds: using the digits-in-noise test to detect conductive hearing loss. International Journal of Audiology, 1-8.


Contact Details

Room 3-16

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

Email: [email protected]

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