De Wet Swanepoel

De Wet Swanepoel is a professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, University of Pretoria, with adjunct positions at the University of Western Australia and the University of Texas at Dallas and is a senior research fellow at the Ear Science Institute Australia. His work capitalises on the growth in information and communication technologies to explore, develop and evaluate innovative service delivery models and solutions to improve access to ear and hearing health care. He has received numerous national and international awards in recognition of his work including the NSTF-BHP Billiton Award (2013/14) for innovation and the 2015 Phillips Innovation Fellowship. He is lead inventor of the hearScreen smartphone hearing test.

Articles by De Wet Swanepoel

  • Nic Klopper / De Wet Swanepoel

    App Making Noise in Africa

    Hearing loss is a global epidemic; 1.23 billion people had some form of impairment in 2013. Recognizing that up to 50 percent of hearing losses could be prevented through primary and secondary preventative measures, hearScreen is designed to detect hearing loss in the developing world through use of a low-cost smartphone.

    Health Care
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