Dr. De Wet Swanepoel is an associate professor and clinical research audiologist at the Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria, South Africa and adjunct Professor at the University of Texas at Dallas, Callier Center for Communication Disorders. His research and clinical interests span the field of early identification and diagnosis of hearing loss, objective measures of auditory functioning, HIV-related auditory dysfunction and telehealth. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and recently co-authored a book on objective assessment of hearing with Dr. James W. Hall III, and co-edited a book on HIV/AIDS-associated communication disorders. He has received several awards, including a President’s rating from the National Research Foundation, and research grants in recognition of his work in these areas.
Dr. Swanepoel is a regular presenter at international conferences and serves on a number of international committees including the Board of the International Society of Audiology and the World Health Organization ICF Core Set for Hearing Loss Committee. He is an associate editor for the International Journal of Audiology and reviews for a number of other academic journals.