Dr Maggi Soer
POSITION: Senior Lecturer
B Log (UP); Marriage Guidance and Counseling (UNISA); M Log (UP); D Phil (UP)
Audiology: Diagnostic Audiology; Rehabilitation of the Hearing-impaired; Noise-induced Hearing Loss and Industrial Audiology; Instructional Design.
RESEARCH OUTPUT / PUBLICATIONS:
2000 Hugo, R. du Plessis, S. & Soer, M. Spanfunksionering in ‘n preprimêre program vir leerders met spesiale opvoedkundige behoeftes. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Opvoedkunde / SA Journal of Education. Vol 20 Nr 4. Nov 2000.
2001 Hugo, S.R. & Soer, M.E. Oto-acoustic emissions- overview of a decade of research from the University of Pretoria. SASHLA National Conference.Trends from the Past – Directions for the Future: University of Pretoria.
2002 Soer, M.E., Pottas, L. & Edwards, A.L. Characteristics of noise induced hearing loss in gold miners. Health SA Gesondheid. Vol 7. Nr 2. pp 78-88.
2003 De Waal, R., Hugo, S.R., Soer, M.E. & Kruger, J.J. Predicting Hearing Loss from Otoacoustic Emissions using an Artificial Neural Network. South African Journal of Communication Disorders. Vol 49. pp 28-39.
2006 Strauss S., Pottas, L. & Soer, M. What infants with hearing loss need, what South African audiologists offer. International Paediatric Conference, April 2006
2007 Vermaas, R.L., Edwards, A.L., Soer, M.E. Noise exposure in gold miners: 2003 De Waal, R., Hugo, S.R., Soer, M.E. & Kruger, J.J. Predicting Hearing Loss from Otoacoustic Emissions using an Artificial Neural Network. South African Journal of Communication Disorders. Vol 49. pp 28-39.
2007 Vermaas, R.L., Edwards, A.L., Soer, M.E. Noise exposure in gold miners: utilising audiogram configuration to determine hearing handicap. Occupational Health Southern Africa. Vol. 13 (5). pp16-19.
2008 Naudé, A.M., Avenant, C., Soer, M E, Wolfowitz, B. Pure Tone Audiometry in Menier’s Disease. SA Journal of Audiology.
2009 Biagio, L. Swanepoel, D, Soer, M. Objective assessment of Noise-Induced
Hearing Loss. Occupational Health Southern Africa. 15 (4) pp 26-32.
2009 Taye, A. Soer, M. Abiodun, K. Effect of Use of Personal Protective devices among Oil Depot Industrial Workers in Lagos, Nigeria. The Nigerian Journal of Medical Rehabilitation. Vol. 14, No.1&2. (Issue No 22). pp 40-45
2009 Vermaas, RL, Edwards AL & Soer, ME. Noise Pollution: Impact and Mitigation. ( Ed. VM Pillai). Chapter 8: Noise exposure in Gold Miners: Utilizing Audiogram Configuration to
Determine Hearing Handicap.
2010 Marx, E.M.M., Soer, M.E. & Dick, A.L. The ability of adolescents with hearing loss in special schools to access and use academic material in three provinces in South Africa. Mousaion. 29 (1) 2011. South African Journal of Information Studies. pp 37-55.
- Development of material for speech discrimination testing in the South African context
- Acoustic shock syndrome
- The hearing profile of people infected with AIDS
- Oto-acoustic emissions
- Noise-induced hearing loss
- Instructional design
ACADEMIC & PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:
SASHLA (Ethics and Standards Committee); SABS (Working Group 43); HPCSA- SGB Working Group.
CONTACT DETAILS (office):
(012) 420 2304
Fax: (012) 420 3517
- Research with the Outer Hair Cell Scan (OAE-algorithm) on different subject groups; to determine validity of the procedure.
- Research on “Acoustic Shock Syndrome” with undergraduate students.
2005 SASOM congress. Audiometry and the interpretation of audiograms
2005 School of Public Health: Noise-induced hearing loss and the interpretation of audiograms
2005 SASOM: Audiometry and the interpretation of audiograms
2006 SAPEMA Safety Day on Hearing: Hearing Protection and Conservation: How to achieve industry initiatives.
2006 South African Police: Deafness awareness
2006 School of Public Health: Noise-induced hearing loss and the interpretation of audiograms
Since 2007 Soer, M.E. School of Health Systems and Public Health: Audiometry Noise-induced Hearing Loss and the Interpretation of Audiograms.
2008 Soer, ME. I hear you: the fascinating journey of your child’s auditory development. Living and Loving Ed: Angela Barry. March 2008.
2010 Soer M E Presentation at the annual KHRIB Seminar