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Evidence-based solutions, published in the foremost peer-reviewed journals, with proven technical and clinical validity.
USING TELEHEALTH TO PROMOTE HELP- SEEKING AFTER FAILED HEARING TESTS
MIXED-METHODS EVALUATION OF SCREENING FOR HEARING LOSS USING THE HEARSCREEN MOBILE HEALTH APPLICATION IN ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER CHILDREN PRESENTING TO AN URBAN PRIMARY HEALTHCARE SERVICE
Spurling GK, Tyson C, Askew D and Reath J
Australian Journal of Primary Health
2021
FRENCH VERSION OF THE ANTIPHASIC DIGITS-IN-NOISE TEST FOR SMARTPHONE HEARING SCREENING
Ceccato JC, Duran MJ, Swanepoel DW, Smits C, De Sousa KC, Gledhill L, Venail F and Puel JL
Frontiers in Public Health
2021
MHEALTH HEARING SCREENING FOR CHILDREN BY NON-SPECIALIST HEALTH WORKERS IN COMMUNITIES
Dawood N, Asmail FM, Louw C and Swanepoel D
International Journal of Audiology
2020
Community health worker-based hearing screening on a mobile platform: A scalable protocol piloted in Haiti
Jayawardena ADL, Nassiri AM, Levy DA, Valeriani V, Kemph AJ, Kahue CN, Segaren N, Labadie RF, Bennett ML, Elisée CA and JL Netterville
Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
2020
Making Audiology Work During COVID-19 and Beyond
Swanepoel D and Hall JW
The Hearing Journal
2020
Optimizing Audiology Websites to Increase Patient Reach
Ratanjee-Vanmali H, Swanepoel D and Laplante-Lévesque A
The Hearing Journal
2020
eHealth Technologies Enable more Accessible Hearing Care
Swanepoel D
Seminars in Hearing
2020
Accuracy and Reliability of Smartphone Self-Test Audiometry in Community Clinics in Low Income Settings: A Comparative Study
Sandström J, Swanepoel W, Laurent C, Umefjord G and Lundberg T
Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology
2020
Rationale and feasibility of a combined rapid assessment of avoidable blindness and hearing loss protocol
Bright T, McCormick I, Phiri M, Mulwafu W, Burton M, Polack S, Mactaggart I, Yip J.L.Y., Swanepoel D and Kuper H
PloS One
2020
Field test of the Rapid Assessment of Hearing Loss survey protocol in Ntcheu district, Malawi
Bright T, Mulwafu W, Phiri M, Mwanaisha P, Fan J, Swanepoel D, Kuper H, Mactaggart I, Yip JLY, and Polack S
International Journal of Audiology
2020
Pure-tone audiometry without bone-conduction thresholds: using the digits-in-noise test to detect conductive hearing loss
De Sousa CK, Smits C, Moore DR, Myburgh HC and Swanepoel D
International Journal of Audiology
2020
Improving Sensitivity of the Digits-in-Noise Test Using Antiphasic Stimuli
De Sousa KC, Swanepoel D, Moore D, Myburgh HC and Smits C
Ear and Hearing
2020
Digital otoscopy with AI diagnostic support: making diagnosis of ear disease more accessible
Nesgaard Pedersen JE
ENT & Audiology News
2020
Strengthening the role of the audiologist in the digital age
Ratanjee-Vanmali H, Swanepoel D and Laplante-Lévesque A
The Hearing Journal
2020
Patient uptake, experience, and satisfaction using web-based and face-to-face hearing health services: Process evaluation study
Ratanjee-Vanmali H, Swanepoel D and Laplante-Lévesque A
Journal of Medical Internet Research
2020
Monitoring Hearing in an Infectious Disease Clinic with mHealth Technologies
Brittz M, Heinze B, Mahomed-Asmail F, Swanepoel D and Stoltz A
Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
2019
PEDIATRIC HEARING SCREENING IN LOW-RESOURCE SETTINGS: INCORPORATION OF VIDEO-OTOSCOPY AND AN ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD
Kristen LY, Loyce JC, Jackie M, Jim R, James LN and Asitha DLJ
International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology; 128:1-6
2019
Implementation of hearing and vision services for preschool children in low-income communities
Eksteen S, Launer S, Kuper H, Eikelboom RH, Bastawrous A and Swanepoel D
Bulletin of the World Health Organization
2019
Hearing and vision screening for preschool children using mobile technology, South Africa
Eksteen S, Launer S, Kuper H, Eikelboom RH, Bastawrous A and Swanepoel D
Bulletin of the World Health Organization
2019
Community health workers obtain similar results using cell-phone based hearing screening tools compared to otolaryngologists in low resourced settings
Shinn JR, Zuniga MG, Macharia I, Reppart J, Netterville JL and Jayawardena ADL
International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
2019
Teacher Prescreening for Hearing Loss in the Developing World
Shinn JR, Jayawardena ADL, Patro A, Zuniga MG and Netterville JL
Ear, Nose & Throat Journal
2019
Pediatric hearing screening in low-resource settings: Incorporation of video-otoscopy and an electronic medical record
Yancey KL, Cheromei LJ, Muhando J, Reppart J, Netterville JL and Jayawardena ADL
International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
2019
Characteristics, behaviours and readiness of persons seeking hearing healthcare online
Ratanjee-Vanmali H, Swanepoel D and Laplante-Lévesque A
International Journal of Audiology; 58:107-115
2019
IMPROVING ACCESS TO HEARING CARE ACROSS THE LIFE COURSE THROUGH COMMUNITY-DELIVERED CARE
Suen JJ, Bhatnagar K, Emmett SD, Marrone N, Kleindienst Robler S, Swanepoel D, Wong A and Nieman CL
Bulletin of the World Health Organization
2019
health in vulnerable populations through community care workers using mHealth technologies
Van Wyk T, Mahomed-Asmail F and Swanepoel D
International Journal of Audiology
2019
Diagnostic accuracy of non‐specialist versus specialist health workers in diagnosing hearing loss and ear disease in Malawi
Bright T, Mulwafu W, Phiri M, Ensink RJH, Smith A, Yip J, Mactaggart I and Polack S
Tropical Medicine & International Health
2019
Hearing healthcare in remote or resource-constrained environments
PORTABLE AUDIOMETRIC SCREENING PLATFORMS USED IN LOW-RESOURCE SETTINGS: A REVIEW
Jayawardena A, Waller B, Edwards B, Larsen-Reindorf R, Esinam Anomah J, Frimpong B, Gina A, Netterville J, Saunders J and Basura GJ
The Journal of Laryngology and Otology
2018
Extended high frequency smartphone audiometry: validity and reliability
Bornman M, Swanepoel D, Biagio De Jager L and Eikelboom RH
Journal of the American Academy of Audiology; 30:217-226
2019
Performance and reliability of a smartphone digits-in-noise test in the sound field
Brown L, De Sousa KC, Mahomed-Asmail F and Swanepoel D
American Journal of Audiology
2019
Mobile applications to detect hearing impairment: Opportunities and challenges
Swanepoel D, De Sousa KC, Smits C and Moore DR
Bulletin of the World Health Organization
2019
New hearing healthcare service-delivery models with connected technologies
Swanepoel D
ENT & Audiology News
2019
SUPPORTING HEARING HEALTH IN VULNERABLE POPULATIONS THROUGH COMMUNITY CARE WORKERS USING MHEALTH TECHNOLOGIES
Van Wyk T, Mahomed-Asmail F and Swanepoel D
International Journal of Audiology
2019
Community-based hearing screening for young children using an mHealth service delivery model
Yousuf Hussein S, Swanepoel D, Mahomed-Asmail F and Biagio de Jager L
Global Health Action; 11(1):1467077
2018
The South African English Smartphone Digits-in-Noise Hearing Test: Effect of Age, Hearing Loss, and Speaking Competence
Potgieter JM, Swanepoel D, Myburgh HC, and Smits C
Ear and Hearing; 39(4), 656-663
2018
A Smartphone National Hearing Test - Performance and Characteristics of Users
De Sousa KC, Swanepoel D, Moore D and Smits C
American Journal of Audiology
2018
Evaluating a smartphone digits-in-noise test as part of the audiometric test-battery
Potgieter JM, Swanepoel D and Smits C
The South African Journal of Communication Disorders; 65(1)
2018
Modernising speech audiometry: using a smartphone application to test word recognition
Van Zyl M, Swanepoel D and Myburgh H
International Journal of Audiology
2018
Towards low cost automated smartphone- and cloud-based otitis media diagnosis
Myburgh HC, Swanepoel D, Jose S and Laurent C
Biomedical Signal Processing and Control; Volume 39, Pages 34-52
2018
Improving equitable access to hearing care
Swanepoel D and Le Roux R
The Hearing Journal
2018
Innovation in the context of audiology and in the context of the internet
Bernstein LE, Besser J, Maidment DW and Swanepoel D
American Journal of Audiology
2018
Smartphone-Based Hearing Screening at Primary Health Care Clinics
Louw C, Swanepoel D, Myburgh H and Eikelboom R
Ear and Hearing; 8(1): 1-132,e1-e73
2017
Screening for hearing loss with mHealth solutions
Enhancing ear and hearing health access for children with technology and connectivity
Automated Smartphone Threshold Audiometry: Validity and Time Efficiency
Van Tonder J, Swanepoel D, Mahomed-Asmail F, Myburgh H and Eikelboom R
Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
2017
Smartphone-based National Hearing Test Launched in South Africa
SPOTLIGHT ON INNOVATION: THE HEARSCOPE
Swanepoel D
ENT & Audiology News
2017
Clinical Validity of hearScreen™ Smartphone Hearing Screening for School Children
Mahomed-Asmail F, Swanepoel D, Myburgh H, Eikelboom R and Hall J
Ear and Hearing; 37(1): e11-7
2016
mHealth Improves Access to Community-based Hearing Care
Smartphone threshold audiometry in underserved primary health-care contexts
Sandström J, Swanepoel D, Myburgh H and Laurent C
International Journal of Audiology; 55(4): 232-8
2016
Otitis media diagnosis for developing countries using tympanic membrane image-analysis
Myburgh HC, van Zijl WH, Swanepoel D, Hellström S and Laurent C
EBioMedicine; 5:156-60
2016
Development and validation of a smartphone-based digits-in-noise hearing test in South African English
Potgieter JM, Swanepoel D, Myburgh HC, Hopper TC and Smits C
International Journal of Audiology
2015
Smartphone hearing screening in mHealth assisted community-based primary care
Yousuf Hussein S, Swanepoel D, Biagio De Jager L, Myburgh H, Eikelboom R and Hugo J
Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare; 22(7):405-412
2015
Smartphone hearing screening with integrated quality control and data management
Swanepoel D, Myburgh H, Howe D, Mahomed-Asmail F and Eikelboom R
International Journal of Audiology; 52(12): 841-849
2014