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Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Haeri Mazanderani AF, du PLessis NM, Lumb J, Feucht UD, Myburgh M, Mayaphi SH, Lekalakala MR Swanepoel D, Georgakis H, Avenant T (2014). Recommendations for the medical evaluation of children prioer to adoption in South Africa. South African Medical Journal, 104(8):544-549.nepoel


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POSITIONS:

Professor, Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, University of Pretoria

Adjunct Professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas, Callier Center for Communication Disorders

Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Surgery, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

Senior Research Fellow, Ear Science Institute Australia, Perth,
 Australia

Co-Founder and Director of EHDI SA 

Founding Member of the
Tele-Audiology Network

Steering Committee member - WHO ICF Core Set for Hearing Loss

Co-chair - Tele-audiology Task Force, American Academy of Audiology

Executive Committee Member of the International Society of Audiology 

International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics - Audiology Committee

Phonak Pediatric Advisory Board member


ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS & NRF RATING:

NRF P-rating (2010 - 2015)

2000 B.Communication Pathology (Cum Laude), University of Pretoria

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

2005 Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria

 

CURRENT SUBJECTS :

Advanced Diagnostic Audiology

Auditory Evoked Potentials

Paediatric Audiology

 

RESEARCH OUTPUT / PUBLICATIONS:


BOOKS/CHAPTERS:

Hall JW, Swanepoel D. (2010).
Objective assessment of hearing loss. San Diego: Plural Publishing.

Swanepoel D, Louw B (2010).
HIV/AIDS: A Clinical Resource for Communication, Hearing and Swallowing Disorders. San Diego: Plural Publishing.

Swanepoel D, Louw B. (2010) Global impact of HIV/AIDS. In
HIV/AIDS Related Communication, Hearing and Swallowing Disorders; Edited by Swanepoel D and Louw B. San Diego: Plural Publishing.

Stearn N, Swanepoel D. (2010) Sensory and neural hearing losses associated with HIV/AIDS. In
HIV/AIDS Related Communication, Hearing and Swallowing Disorders; Edited by Swanepoel D and Louw B. San Diego: Plural Publishing.

Roeser RJ (2013).
Roeser’s Audiology Desk Reference. New York: Thieme. Associate editors: Clark JL, Meinke D, Swanepoel D, Wright GG.


Fagan J, Laurent C, Swanepoel D.
Open Access Guide to Audiology and Hearing Aids for Otolaryngologists.

 


INVITED ARTICLES:

Swanepoel D, Hugo R, Louw B (2005). Infant hearing loss – silent epidemic of the developing world. Audiology Today, 17(4):12-16.
   
Swanepoel D, Hugo R, Louw B (2005). Infant hearing screening in developing contexts – rethinking first world models. Audiology Today 17(4):17-19.
  
Swanepoel D (2006). Audiology in South Africa. International Journal of Audiology, 45:262-266.

Swanepoel D, Stroebel D, Groenewald E (2007). The Auditory Steady-State Response for objective audiometry in infants. Journal Salud Ciencia, 15(5):868-872 http://www.siicsalud.com/dato/dat051/07201000.htm

Swanepoel D, (2007). Practicing a scientific profession accountably within contextual realities. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 54:10-11.
                      
Swanepoel D (2008). Infant hearing loss in developing countries: A silent priority. Audiology Today, 20(3):16-24.
     
Swanepoel D (2009). 
Identifying infant hearing loss – never too early often too late. Continuing Medical Education Journal, 27(8):368.
              
Swanepoel D (2010). Tele-audiology – providing remote hearing health care. Audiology Today, 22(2):38-45.

Hofmeyr LM, Heinze B, Swanepoel D (2010). HIV/AIDS related vestibular disorders. The Specialist Forum, 10(8):16-21.
                             

Swanepoel D (2011). Clinical status of the a
uditory steady-state response in infants. Seminars in Hearing, 32(2):163-171.

Swanepoel D (2012). Networking to bring hearing health to underserved communities through telemedicine. ENT & Audiology News, 21(3):80-83.

Swanepoel D Mahomed F (2012). Applications for automated audiometry: current developments. ENT & Audiology News, 21(4):82-84.

Swanepoel D (2012). The need for tele-audiometryHearing Review, 19(11):18-25.

Swanepoel D, Koekemoer D (2013). Hearing health to the underserved: telehealth networking. ENT & Audiology News, 22(1):80-82
 

Swanepoel, D. (2013, October). 20Q's: 
Audiology to the People – Combining Technology and Connectivity for Services by Telehealth. AudiologyOnline, Article 12183. Retrieved from: http://www.audiologyonline.com  
                                           

 

PUBLISHED:

Swanepoel D, Schmulian D & Hugo R (2002). Diagnosing Hearing Loss in Infants: Is the Auditory Steady State Response the Ultimate Answer? Health SA Gesondheid, 7(4):47-56.

Swanepoel D, Schmulian D & Hugo R (2004). Establishing Normal Hearing with the Dichotic Multiple Frequency Auditory Steady State Response Compared to an ABR Protocol. Acta Oto-laryngologica,124:62-68.

Swanepoel D, Hugo R, Roode R (2004). Auditory Steady State Response Thresholds of Children with Severe to Profound Hearing Loss. Archives of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, 130:531-535.

Swanepoel, D (2004). A review of the South African context: Information for community-based Speech-Language and Hearing services. Clinica: Applications in Clinical Practice of Communication Pathology, 7:11-16

Swanepoel D & Hugo R (2004). Estimations of auditory sensitivity for young cochlear implant candidates using the ASSR: Preliminary results. International Journal of Audiology, 43(7):377-382.

Swanepoel D, Delport S, Swart JG (2004). Universal Newborn Hearing Screening In South Africa: A First World Dream? South African Medical Journal, 94(8):634-635.

Schmulian D, Swanepoel D, Hugo R (2005). Predicting pure-tone thresholds with dichotic multiple frequency auditory steady state responses. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 16:5-17.

Swanepoel D, Hugo R, Louw B (2005). Disabling infant hearing loss in a developing South African community: the risks. Journal for Disability and International Development, 2:75-82.

Swanepoel D, Steyn K (2005). Short report: establishing normal hearing for infants with the auditory steady-state response. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 52:36-39.

Swanepoel D, Hugo R, Louw B (2005). Implementing infant hearing screening at maternal and child health clinics: context and interactional processes. Health SA Gesondheid,. 10(4):3-15.

Olusanya B, McPherson B, Swanepoel D, Shrivastav R, Chap-chap M (2006). Globalization of infant hearing screening: the next challenge before JCIH? Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 17:293-295.

Swanepoel D, Hugo R, Louw B, (2006). Infant hearing screening at immunization clinics in South Africa. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 70(7):1241-1249.

Swanepoel D, Delport S, Swart JG (2006). Equal opportunities for children with hearing loss by means of early identification. South African Family Practice, 48(10):4-5 .

Swanepoel D, Werner S, Hugo R, Louw B, Owen R, Swanepoel A (2007). High frequency immittance for neonates: a normative study. Acta Oto-laryngologica, 127:49-56.

Swanepoel D, Delport S, Swart JG (2007). Equal opportunities for children with hearing loss by means of early identification. South African Family Practice, 49(1):3 .

Olusanya, B., Swanepoel, D., Castillo, H., Chap-chap, M.J., Habib, H., Mukari, S.Z., Martinez, N.V., Lin, H.C., McPherson, B.  (2007). Early Detection of Infant Hearing Loss: An Epidemiological Trend in Developing Countries. BMC Health Services Research  7:14.

Swanepoel D, Stearn N (2007). Identifying hearing loss by iridology. African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine  4(2):205-210.

Swanepoel D, Ebrahim S, Joseph A, Friedland PL (2007). Newborn hearing screening in a South African private health care hospital. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 71(6): 881—887

Swanepoel D, Erasmus H (2007). Auditory Steady-State Responses for estimating moderate hearing loss. European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology,  264(7):755-759

Stroebel D, Swanepoel D, Groenewald E (2007). Aided Auditory Steady-State Responses in infants – short report. International Journal of Audiology , 46(6):287-292

Swanepoel D, Hugo R, Louw B (2007). A novel service delivery model for infant hearing screening in developing countries. International Journal of Audiology, 46(6):321-327.

Swanepoel D (2007). Reconsidering management for otitis media with effusion in children. South African Family Practice, 49(7):3.

Swanepoel D (2007). Auditory pathology in cri-du-chat (5p-) syndrome: phenotypic evidence for auditory neuropathy. Clinical Genetics, 72:369–373.

Swanepoel D (2008). Newborn hearing screening may predict sudden infant death syndrome. South African Family Practice, 50(1):61.

Olusanya BO, Somefun AO, Swanepoel D. (2008) The need for standardization of methods for worldwide infant hearing screening: a systematic review. Laryngoscope, 118(10):1830-1836.

Swanepoel D, Störbeck, C (2008). EHDI Africa – Advocating for infants with hearing loss in Africa. International Journal of Audiology, 47:S1-S2.

Swanepoel D, Almec N (2008). Maternal views on infant hearing loss and early intervention in a South African community. International Journal of Audiology, 47:S44-S48.

Theunissen M, Swanepoel D (2008). Early hearing detection and intervention services in the public health sector of South Africa. International Journal of Audiology, 47:S23-S29.

Swanepoel D, Ebrahim S, Friedland P, Pottas L (2008). Auditory steady-state responses to bone conduction stimuli in children with hearing loss. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology,  72:1861-1871.

Swanepoel D, Ebrahim S (2009). Auditory steady-state response and auditory brainstem response thresholds in children. European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, 266:213-219.

Swanepoel D, Störbeck C, Friedland P (2009). Early hearing detection and intervention in South Africa. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 73(6):783-786

Swanepoel D (2009). Early detection of infant hearing loss in South Africa. South African Medical Journal, 99(3):158-159.
              
van Zyl A, Swanepoel D, Hall JW III (2009). Effect of prolonged contralateral acoustic stimulation on transient evoked otoacoustic emissions. Hearing Research, 254:77-81.
                     
Biagio L, Swanepoel D, Soer M (2009). Objective assessment of noise-induced hearing loss: a comparison of methods. Occupational Health Southern Africa, 15(4):26-32.
  

Theunissen M, Swanepoel D, Hanekom JJ (2009). Sentence recognition in noise: variables in compilation and interpretation of tests. International Journal of Audiology, 48:743-757.
   
Danermark B, Cieza A, Gagné J-P, Gimigliano F, Hickson L, Kramer SE, McPherson B, Möller C, Russo I, Strömgren J-P, Stucki G, Swanepoel D (2010). ICF Core Sets for Hearing Loss. International Journal of Audiology, 49(4):256-262.
    
Swanepoel D, Clark JL, Koekemoer D, Hall JW, Krumm M, Ferrari D, McPherson B, Olusanya B, Mars M, Iêda Russo, Barajas J (2010). Telehealth in audiology – the need and potential to reach underserved communities. International Journal of Audiology, 49:195-202.
  
        
Swanepoel D, Hall JW III, Koekemoer D (2010).
Vuvuzela - good for your team, bad for your ears. South African Medical Journal, 100(2):99-100.
   
Swanepoel D, Hall JW III (2010).
Football match spectator sound exposure and effect on hearing: a pretest-post-test study. South African Medical Journal, 100(4):239-242.

Swanepoel D, Hall JW III, Koekemoer D (2010). 
Vuvuzela sound measurements
South African Medical Journal, 100(4):192.

Swanepoel D, Olusanya BO, Mars M (2010). Hearing healthcare delivery in sub-Saharan Africa – a role for tele-audiology. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 16(2):53-56.        
   
Swanepoel D, Hall JW (2010). A systematic review of telehealth applications in audiology. Telemedicine and e-Health, 16(2):181-200.       
   
Swanepoel D, Mngemane S, Molemong S, Mkwanazi H, Tutshini S (2010). Hearing assessment – reliability, accuracy and efficiency of automated audiometry.
Telemedicine and e-Health16(5):557-563.
   
Swanepoel D, Koekemoer D, Clark JL (2010). Intercontinental hearing assessment: a study in tele-audiology.
Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 16:248-252
 
Pienaar E, Stearn N, Swanepoel D (2010).
Self-reported outcomes of aural rehabilitation for adult hearing-aid users in a South African context. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 57:1-6
 
Swanepoel D, Biagio L (2011). Validity of diagnostic computer-based air and forehead bone conduction audiometry. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 8(4):210-214
 
Theunissen M, Hanekom JJ, Swanepoel D (2011). The development of an Afrikaans test for sentence recognition thresholds in noise. International Journal of Audiology, 50(2):77-85
  
Heinze B, Swanepoel D, Hofmeyr LM (2011). A systematic review of vestibular disorders related to human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Journal of Laryngology & Otology, 125:881-890.

 
Meyer ME, Swanepoel D (2011).
Newborn hearing screening in the private health care sector - a national survey. South African Medical Journal, 101:665-667. 
   
Meyer 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 Otorhinolaryngology, 76:698-703.
   
Friderichs N, Swanepoel D, Hall JW III (2012). Efficacy of community-based infant hearing screening program utilizing existing clinic personnel in Western Cape, South Africa. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 76:552-559.

Brits J, Strauss S, Eloff Z, Becker P, Swanepoel D (2012). Hearing profile of gold miners with and without tuberculosis. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 69(4)234-249. 

Oosthuizen I, Swanepoel D, van Dijk C (2012). Speech perception in noise and bilateral spatial abilities in adults with delayed sequential cochlear implantation. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 59:45-52.

Strauss S, Swanepoel D, Becker P, Eloff Z, Hall JW III (2012). Prevalence and degree of noise-induced hearing loss in South African gold miners. Occupational Health Southern Africa, 18(6):20-25.

Van der Westhuizen Y, Swanepoel D, Heinze B, Hofmeyr LM (2013). Auditory and otological manifestations in adults with HIV/AIDS. International Journal of Audiology, 52:37-43
   
Maclennan-Smith F, Swanepoel D, Hall JW III (2013). Validity of diagnostic pure-tone audiometry without a sound-treated environment in older adults. International Journal of Audiology52:66-73
 
Biagio L, Swanepoel D, Adeyemo A, Hall JW III, Vinck B (2013). Asynchronous video-otoscopy by a telehealth facilitator. Telemedicine and e-Health
19(4):252-8
 
Eikelboom RH, Swanepoel D, Motakef S, Upson GS (2013).  Clinical validation of the AMTAS Automated Audiometer.  International Journal of Audiology
52(5):342-9

Swanepoel D, Johl L, Pienaar D (2013). Childhood hearing loss and risk profile in a South African population. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology77(3):394-8 

Convery E, Keidser G, Caposecco A, Swanepoel D, Wong LLN, Shen E (2013). Hearing aid assembly management among adults from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds: toward the feasibility of self-fitting hearing aids. International Journal of Audiology
52(6):385-93

Swanepoel D, Eikelboom R, Hunter ML, Friedland PL, Atlas MD (2013). Self-reported hearing loss in Baby Boomers from the Busselton healthy ageing study – audiometric correspondence and predictive value. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 24(6):514-521

Margolis RH, Eikelboom RH, Johnson C, Ginter SM, Swanepoel D, Moore CJ (2013). False air-bone gaps at 4 kHz in listeners with normal hearing and sensorineural hearing loss. International Journal of Audiology, 52(8):526-32

Swanepoel D, 
Maclennan-Smith F, Hall JW III (2013). Diagnostic pure-tone audiometry in schools: mobile testing without a sound-treated environment. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 24(10):992-1000.

Mahomed F, Swanepoel D, Eikelboom RH, Soer M (2013). Validity of automated threshold audiometry: a systematic review and meta-analysis. 
Ear and Hearing, 34(6):745-752.

Scheepers L, 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 Otorhinolaryngology, 78(4):652-658.

Swanepoel D, Scheepers L, le Roux T (2014). Why parents refuse newborn hearing screening in South Africa. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology78(7):1197-1198.

Strauss S, Swanepoel D, Becker P, Eloff Z, Hall JW III (2014). Noise and age related hearing loss - a study of 40 123 South African Gold Miners. 
International Journal of Audiology53 Suppl 2:S66-75.

Heinze B, Swanepoel D, Hofmeyr LM, Vinck BM (2014). Vestibular involvement in adults with HIV/AIDS. Auris Nasus Larynx, 41(2):160-168.

Potgieter JM, Swanepoel D, Heinze B, Hofmeyr LM, Hamersma H (2014). An auditory profile of sclerosteosis. Journal of Laryngology & Otology,
19:1-9.

Biagio L, Swanepoel D, Laurent C, Lundberg T (2014). Paediatric otitis media at a primary health care clinic in South Africa. South African Medical Journal
104(6):431-435.

Granberg S, Swanepoel D, Englund U, 
Möller C, Danermark B (2014). The ICF Core Sets for Hearing Loss Project: International Expert Survey on Functioning and Disability of Adults with Hearing Loss using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). International Journal of Audiology, 53(7):497-506.

Haeri Mazanderani AF, du PLessis NM, Lumb J, Feucht UD, Myburgh M, Mayaphi SH, Lekalakala MR Swanepoel D, Georgakis H, Avenant T (2014). Recommendations for the medical evaluation of children prioer to adoption in South Africa. South African Medical Journal, 104(8):544-549.

Swanepoel D, Eikelboom RH, Margolis RH (2014). Revisiting tympanometry screening in school-entry children 5 to 7 years of age. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, IN
 PRESS.

Eikelboom RH, Jayakody D, Swanepoel D, Chang S, Atlas MD (2014). Validation of remote mapping of cochlear implants. Journal of Telemedicine and TelecareIN PRESS.

Clark JL, Swanepoel D (201
4). Technology for Hearing Loss - as We Know It, and as We Dream It. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, IN PRESS.

Biagio L, Swanepoel D, 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 TelecareIN PRESS.

Swanepoel D, Myburgh HC, Howe D, Mahomed F, Eikelboom RH (2014). Smartphone hearing screening with integrated quality control and data management. International Journal of Audiology, IN PRESS.


Lundberg T, Biagio L, Laurent C, 
Sandström H, Swanepoel D (2014). Remote evaluation of video-otoscopy recordings in an unselected pediatric population with an otitis media scaleInternational Journal of Pediatric OtorhinolaryngologyIN PRESS.

Granberg S, Pronk M, Swanepoel D, Kramer SE, Hagsten H, Möller C, Hjaldahl J, Danermark B (2014). The ICF Core Sets for Hearing Loss Project: Functioning and Disability from the Patient Perspective. International Journal of Audiology, IN PRESS.

Meyer ME, Swanepoel D, le Roux T (2014). National survey of paediatric audiological services for diagnosis in the private health sector of South Africa. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, IN PRESS.

Heinze B, Swanepoel D, Vinck BM (2014). Does the human immunodeficiency virus influence the vestibulocollic reflex pathways? A comparative studyJournal of Laryngology & Otology, IN PRESS.

Brennan-Jones C, Whitehouse A, Park J, Hegarty M, Jacques A, Eikelboom RH, Swanepoel D,White J, Jamieson S (2014). Prevalence and risk factors for parent-reported recurrent otitis media during early childhood in the Western Australian Pregnancy Cohort (Raine) Study. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, IN PRESS


POLICY / GUIDELINE DOCUMENTS

2005 - Commissioned by the Professional Board for Speech Language and Hearing Professions of the Health Professions Council of South Africa to compile a South African Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Position Statement. Published in 2007.

                               

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Early Identification and Diagnosis of Hearing Loss in Children

Auditory Evoked Potentials

Tele-audiology

HIV & Hearing

Noise induced hearing loss 

 

ACADEMIC & PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

Health Professions Council of South Africa

International Society of Audiology

American Academy of Audiology

South Africa Association of Audiologists

South African Speech Language and Hearing Association

International Society of Early Intervention

South African Association for Research and Development in Higher Education

 

MAIN RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Improving Access to Ear and Hearing Health
Research focus on improved ear and hearing health care access utilising technology and connectivity towards improved capacity, efficiency, cost-effectiveness and reach of existing services.

Childhood hearing loss – epidemiology and early detection
Research focus on childhood hearing loss aetiology and prevalence alongside techniques and models to improve early detection and diagnosis towards optimal outcomes.

                 

CONTACT DETAILS (office):

Tel: 012 420 4280

Fax: 012 420 3517