De Wet Swanepoel

Summary

Affiliation: University of Pretoria
Country: South Africa

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Auditory pathology in cri-du-chat (5p-) syndrome: phenotypic evidence for auditory neuropathy
    D Swanepoel
    Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria, Gauteng, Pretoria 0002, South Africa
    Clin Genet 72:369-73. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Maternal views on infant hearing loss and early intervention in a South African community
    DeWet Swanepoel
    Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
    Int J Audiol 47:S44-8. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Self-reported hearing loss in baby boomers from the Busselton Healthy Ageing Study: audiometric correspondence and predictive value
    De Wet Swanepoel
    Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
    J Am Acad Audiol 24:514-21; quiz 529. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Childhood hearing loss and risk profile in a South African population
    De Wet Swanepoel
    Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria, South Africa
    Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 77:394-8. 2013
  5. pmc Progress towards early detection services for infants with hearing loss in developing countries
    Bolajoko O Olusanya
    Institute of Child Health and Primary Care, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:14. 2007
  6. doi request reprint Auditory steady-state response and auditory brainstem response thresholds in children
    DeWet Swanepoel
    Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0002, South Africa
    Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 266:213-9. 2009
  7. doi request reprint EHDI Africa: advocating for infants with hearing loss in Africa
    DeWet Swanepoel
    Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria, South Africa
    Int J Audiol 47:S1-2. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Vuvuzela - good for your team, bad for your ears
    De Wet Swanepoel
    University of Pretoria and University of Florida
    S Afr Med J 100:99-100. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Intercontinental hearing assessment - a study in tele-audiology
    De Wet Swanepoel
    Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
    J Telemed Telecare 16:248-52. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Auditory steady-state responses for estimating moderate hearing loss
    DeWet Swanepoel
    Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, 0002, South Africa
    Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 264:755-9. 2007

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Publications44

  1. ncbi request reprint Auditory pathology in cri-du-chat (5p-) syndrome: phenotypic evidence for auditory neuropathy
    D Swanepoel
    Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria, Gauteng, Pretoria 0002, South Africa
    Clin Genet 72:369-73. 2007
    ..Implications are for routine and diagnostic specific assessments of auditory functioning and for employment of non-verbal communication methods in early intervention...
  2. doi request reprint Maternal views on infant hearing loss and early intervention in a South African community
    DeWet Swanepoel
    Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
    Int J Audiol 47:S44-8. 2008
    ..The study demonstrates a need for increased maternal awareness regarding infant hearing loss but also a readiness for implementation of EHDI programs...
  3. doi request reprint Self-reported hearing loss in baby boomers from the Busselton Healthy Ageing Study: audiometric correspondence and predictive value
    De Wet Swanepoel
    Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
    J Am Acad Audiol 24:514-21; quiz 529. 2013
    ..Self-report of hearing loss at a primary health-care visit may offer timely referrals to audiological services, but there has been no population-based study of self-reported hearing loss in the baby boomer generation...
  4. doi request reprint Childhood hearing loss and risk profile in a South African population
    De Wet Swanepoel
    Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria, South Africa
    Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 77:394-8. 2013
    ..To describe the nature of hearing loss and associated risk profile in a South African population of infants and children diagnosed at a pediatric referral clinic...
  5. pmc Progress towards early detection services for infants with hearing loss in developing countries
    Bolajoko O Olusanya
    Institute of Child Health and Primary Care, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:14. 2007
    ..This article investigates the initiatives and progress towards early detection of infants with hearing loss in developing countries against the backdrop of the dearth of epidemiological data from this region...
  6. doi request reprint Auditory steady-state response and auditory brainstem response thresholds in children
    DeWet Swanepoel
    Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0002, South Africa
    Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 266:213-9. 2009
    ..Findings demonstrate the reliability of verifying high frequency ASSR thresholds with a click-evoked ABR as an important cross-check in infants for whom behavioural audiometry may not be possible...
  7. doi request reprint EHDI Africa: advocating for infants with hearing loss in Africa
    DeWet Swanepoel
    Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria, South Africa
    Int J Audiol 47:S1-2. 2008
    ..The theme was 'Building bridges in Africa: Early childhood development for children with hearing loss'. This special issue contains several reports from the EHDI Africa conference...
  8. ncbi request reprint Vuvuzela - good for your team, bad for your ears
    De Wet Swanepoel
    University of Pretoria and University of Florida
    S Afr Med J 100:99-100. 2010
    ..Preventative measures, such as public awareness and hearing protection, should be prioritized, especially in lieu of the upcoming World Cup in 2010...
  9. doi request reprint Intercontinental hearing assessment - a study in tele-audiology
    De Wet Swanepoel
    Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
    J Telemed Telecare 16:248-52. 2010
    ..It may therefore be possible to expand the reach of audiological services into remote underserved regions of the world...
  10. ncbi request reprint Auditory steady-state responses for estimating moderate hearing loss
    DeWet Swanepoel
    Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, 0002, South Africa
    Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 264:755-9. 2007
    ..5 khz...
  11. doi request reprint Auditory steady-state responses to bone conduction stimuli in children with hearing loss
    De Wet Swanepoel
    Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0002, South Africa
    Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 72:1861-71. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate BC ASSR thresholds in young children with normal hearing and various types and degrees of hearing loss...
  12. doi request reprint Early hearing detection and intervention in South Africa
    DeWet Swanepoel
    Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0002, South Africa
    Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 73:783-6. 2009
    ..This report provides a review of the available evidence on infant hearing loss and the status of current early hearing detection and intervention services in South Africa...
  13. doi request reprint A systematic review of telehealth applications in audiology
    De Wet Swanepoel
    Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
    Telemed J E Health 16:181-200. 2010
    ..Tele-audiology holds significant promise in extending services to the underserved communities but require considerable empirical research to inform future implementation...
  14. doi request reprint Hearing health-care delivery in sub-Saharan Africa--a role for tele-audiology
    De Wet Swanepoel
    Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
    J Telemed Telecare 16:53-6. 2010
    ..Pilot studies are warranted to investigate the potential obstacles to the widespread implementation of telehealth in the delivery of hearing health care in poorly-resourced communities, in line with World Health Organization initiatives...
  15. ncbi request reprint Short report: establishing normal hearing for infants with the auditory steady-state response
    De Wet Swanepoel
    Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria, South Africa, Pretoria
    S Afr J Commun Disord 52:36-9. 2005
    ..Until future research has been conducted, caution must be practiced when interpreting ASSR thresholds below 60 dB in young infants and additional techniques such as the ABR must be used to cross-check results...
  16. doi request reprint Validity of diagnostic computer-based air and forehead bone conduction audiometry
    De Wet Swanepoel
    Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
    J Occup Environ Hyg 8:210-4. 2011
    ..1 dB (5.3 SD) and for the computer-based audiometer 7.1 dB (6.4 SD). Computer-based audiometry provided air and bone conduction thresholds within the test-retest reliability limits of industry standard audiometry...
  17. ncbi request reprint Infant hearing screening at immunization clinics in South Africa
    De Wet Swanepoel
    Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0002, South Africa
    Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 70:1241-9. 2006
    ..The current study, therefore, investigates a hearing screening program implemented at two immunization clinics in a representative South African community...
  18. ncbi request reprint Audiology in South Africa
    De Wet Swanepoel
    Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria, South Africa
    Int J Audiol 45:262-6. 2006
    ..This article aims to provide an overview of the development and current status of audiology as a profession in South Africa...
  19. doi request reprint Hearing assessment-reliability, accuracy, and efficiency of automated audiometry
    De Wet Swanepoel
    Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
    Telemed J E Health 16:557-63. 2010
    ..This study investigated the reliability, accuracy, and time efficiency of automated hearing assessment using a computer-based telemedicine-compliant audiometer...
  20. ncbi request reprint High frequency immittance for neonates: a normative study
    De Wet Swanepoel
    Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria, South Africa
    Acta Otolaryngol 127:49-56. 2007
    ..High frequency immittance measurements demonstrate promise in clarifying middle ear status for neonates but age- and gender-specific norms should be consulted...
  21. ncbi request reprint Newborn hearing screening in a South African private health care hospital
    D Swanepoel
    Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, Gauteng 0002, South Africa
    Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 71:881-7. 2007
    ..The current study presents the first report on a hospital-based UNHS program conducted in the South African private health care sector to provide preliminary results towards advocating for and guiding future programs...
  22. ncbi request reprint Football match spectator sound exposure and effect on hearing: a pretest-post-test study
    De Wet Swanepoel
    Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria and Callier Center for Communication Disorders, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
    S Afr Med J 100:239-42. 2010
    ..To determine (i) noise exposure levels of spectators at a FIFA 2010 designated training stadium during a premier soccer league match; and (ii) changes in auditory functioning after the match...
  23. ncbi request reprint Vuvuzela sound measurements
    DeWet Swanepoel
    University of Pretoria and University of Texas at Dallas
    S Afr Med J 100:192. 2010
    ..The publication has drawn varied reactions from the media and other interested parties. In response to enquiries the additional information on the method and results reported in the earlier paper is provided...
  24. ncbi request reprint A novel service delivery model for infant hearing screening in developing countries
    De Wet Swanepoel
    Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria, South Africa
    Int J Audiol 46:321-7. 2007
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  25. doi request reprint Telehealth in audiology: the need and potential to reach underserved communities
    De Wet Swanepoel
    Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria, South Africa
    Int J Audiol 49:195-202. 2010
    ....
  26. doi request reprint Early hearing detection and intervention services in the public health sector in South Africa
    Marianne Theunissen
    Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
    Int J Audiol 47:S23-9. 2008
    ....
  27. doi request reprint Auditory and otological manifestations in adults with HIV/AIDS
    Yolandé van der Westhuizen
    Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria, South Africa
    Int J Audiol 52:37-43. 2013
    ..This study describes the prevalence and nature of auditory and otological manifestations in adults with HIV/AIDS through clinical examinations and self-reported symptoms across stages of disease progression...
  28. doi request reprint Validity of diagnostic pure-tone audiometry without a sound-treated environment in older adults
    Felicity Maclennan-Smith
    Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria, South Africa
    Int J Audiol 52:66-73. 2013
    ..To investigate the validity of diagnostic pure-tone audiometry in a natural environment using a computer-operated audiometer with insert earphones covered by circumaural earcups incorporating real-time monitoring of environmental noise...
  29. doi request reprint Early detection of infant hearing loss in the private health care sector of South Africa
    Miriam Elsa Meyer
    Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria, South Africa
    Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 76:698-703. 2012
    ....
  30. doi request reprint Asynchronous video-otoscopy with a telehealth facilitator
    Leigh Biagio
    Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
    Telemed J E Health 19:252-8. 2013
    ..The study investigated whether video-otoscopic images taken by a telehealth clinic facilitator are sufficient for accurate asynchronous diagnosis by an otolaryngologist within a heterogeneous population...
  31. ncbi request reprint Predicting pure-tone thresholds with dichotic multiple frequency auditory steady state responses
    Dunay Schmulian
    University of Pretoria, South Africa
    J Am Acad Audiol 16:5-17. 2005
    ..Mf ASSR predicted thresholds with relative accuracy although some configurations showed discrepancies for low-frequency estimates...
  32. ncbi request reprint Aided auditory steady-state responses in infants
    Deidré Stroebel
    Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria, South Africa
    Int J Audiol 46:287-92. 2007
    ..These results indicate that ASSRs can provide the first evidence of robust hearing aid benefit in young infants several months before behavioral responses are observed...
  33. ncbi request reprint Estimations of auditory sensitivity for young cochlear implant candidates using the ASSR: preliminary results
    DeWet Swanepoel
    Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
    Int J Audiol 43:377-82. 2004
    ..Preliminary results indicate that absent ABR and behavioral thresholds do not preclude the possibility of residual hearing, making the ASSR a primary source of information regarding profound levels of hearing loss...
  34. ncbi request reprint Establishing normal hearing with the dichotic multiple-frequency auditory steady-state response compared to an auditory brainstem response protocol
    DeWet Swanepoel
    Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
    Acta Otolaryngol 124:62-8. 2004
    ..5-kHz tone burst and broadband click auditory brainstem response (ABR) protocol in a sample of adults...
  35. ncbi request reprint Auditory steady-state responses for children with severe to profound hearing loss
    DeWet Swanepoel
    Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
    Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 130:531-5. 2004
    ..To investigate the clinical usefulness of the dichotic single-frequency auditory steady-state response (ASSR) for estimation of behavioral thresholds in children with severe to profound congenital sensorineural hearing loss...
  36. ncbi request reprint Validity of automated threshold audiometry: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Faheema Mahomed
    1Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa 2Ear Science Institute Australia, Subiaco, Australia and 3Ear Sciences Centre, School of Surgery, The University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Australia
    Ear Hear 34:745-52. 2013
    ..A systematic literature review and meta-analysis on the validity (test-retest reliability and accuracy) of automated threshold audiometry compared with the gold standard of manual threshold audiometry was conducted...
  37. ncbi request reprint Self-reported outcomes of aural rehabilitation for adult hearing aid users in a South African context
    Elaine Pienaar
    Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria
    S Afr J Commun Disord 57:4, 6, 8 passim. 2010
    ..The findings advocate for the initiation of affordable and sustainable aural rehabilitation services in developing countries despite apparent resource limitations...
  38. doi request reprint Diagnostic Pure-Tone Audiometry in Schools: Mobile Testing without a Sound-Treated Environment
    De Wet Swanepoel
    Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria, South Africa Ear Sciences Centre, School of Surgery, University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Australia Ear Science Institute Australia, Subiaco, Australia
    J Am Acad Audiol 24:992-1000. 2013
    ..Audiological diagnosis on-site for school screening may address concerns of false-positive referrals and poor follow-up compliance and allow for direct referral to audiological and/or medical intervention. ..
  39. ncbi request reprint Speech-perception-in-noise and bilateral spatial abilities in adults with delayed sequential cochlear implant
    Ilze Oosthuizen
    Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria
    S Afr J Commun Disord 59:45-52. 2012
    ....
  40. doi request reprint Hearing profile of gold miners with and without tuberculosis
    Janet Brits
    Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria, PO Box x20, Hatfield, Pretoria, Gauteng 0028, South Africa
    Occup Environ Med 69:243-9. 2012
    ..To compare the hearing of gold miners with and without tuberculosis (TB) to determine the effect of TB and its associated risk profile on hearing...
  41. ncbi request reprint Newborn hearing screening in the private health care sector - a national survey
    Miriam Elsa Meyer
    Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria
    S Afr Med J 101:665-7. 2011
    ..To determine: (i) the national status of newborn hearing screening services in the private health care sector of South Africa; (ii) screening approaches implemented; and (iii) challenges to screening implementation...
  42. doi request reprint Sentence recognition in noise: Variables in compilation and interpretation of tests
    Marianne Theunissen
    Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria, South Africa
    Int J Audiol 48:743-57. 2009
    ..Recommendations and guidelines, based on test performance requirements and test objectives, are provided concerning the interpretation of results and the development of new test materials...
  43. ncbi request reprint Globalization of infant hearing screening: the next challenge before JCIH?
    Bolajoko Olusanya
    J Am Acad Audiol 17:293-5; discussion 295-6. 2006
  44. doi request reprint The need for standardization of methods for worldwide infant hearing screening: a systematic review
    Bolajoko O Olusanya
    Audiological Medicine Unit, Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    Laryngoscope 118:1830-6. 2008
    ..A revised World Health Organization classification that accounts for all categories of HL based on ICF-CY may provide a suitable framework for improved uniformity in reporting standards...