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Teleaudiology: Remote Hearing Screening (PD102496)

Presenter(s): De Wet Swanepoel; Karina De Sousa
Course Description

This course discusses validated technologies for remote hearing screening in the digital age, including options for no-touch screening with uncalibrated equipment and low-touch remote screening.

The course is part of a set of practical programs that address specific aspects of remote practice in audiology.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Identify key considerations for implementing remote hearing screening
  • Implement and evaluate remote screening approaches (online and/or self-test kiosk)


  • Preparation
  • Application and Adaptation
  • Challenges
  • Setting Your Plan
  • Preparation: Action, Maintenance, Recalibration


Presenter Information

De Wet Swanepoel is professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at University of Pretoria and senior researcher at the Ear Science Institute Australia. Prof. Swanepoel’s research capitalizes on the growth in information and communication technologies to explore, develop, and evaluate innovative technologies and service delivery models to improve ear and hearing care. He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed articles, books, and book chapters and is funded by the NIH, UK Academy of Medical Sciences, National Research Foundation, and industry, and has received numerous national and international awards in recognition of his work. Prof. Swanepoel serves as Editor-In-Chief of the International Journal of Audiology, and is a founder of a digital health company called the hearX group.
Financial Disclosures:
  • Salary from the University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Co-founder of the hearX Group, which includes royalties
  • Financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation 
Nonfinancial Disclosures:
  • None
Karina C. De Sousa is project research coordinator and PhD student in Audiology at the University of Pretoria. She has a passion for translational research, and the bulk of her research efforts are focused on utilizing smartphone-based speech-in-noise procedures to increase accessibility to and affordability of hearing care. This work lead to the development of a highly sensitive antiphasic digits-in-noise test that is currently used by the World Health Organization for their official hearing test app (hearWHO).
Financial Disclosures:
  • Salary from the University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation
Nonfinancial Disclosures:
  • None

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

To earn continuing education credit, you must complete the learning assessment by June 28, 2027.

Program History and CE Information

Content origination date: April 14, 2022
End date: June 28, 2027

This course is offered for 0.05 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area).

Related Courses

This course is part of Key Courses on Teleaudiology

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 0.5
ASHA CEU*: 0.05
Item #(s): PD102496
Available Through: June 28, 2027