Lucretia Petersen

Senior Lecturer, Audiology


MSc Audiology

Teaching area

Adult diagnostics, Rehabilitation technology, Otoacoustic emissions

Teaching courses

Diagnostic Audiology; Rehabilitation Technology

Research Interests

Diagnostic audiology and adult management

  • Ototoxicity (epidemiology, screening, diagnostics, management)
  • Sensitivity and specificity of diagnostic tools
  • Otoacoustic emissions (diagnostic tool)
  • High frequency audiometry (reliability and validity)
  • Hearing aid satisfaction, benefit and QOL
  • Development, translation, validation of self-evaluation scales into indigenous languages
  • Cochlear implant program: diagnostics,  development/ adaptation of assessment tools

Awards & Honours

NRF C2 Rating (2014); NRF/Swedish Foundation for International Collaboration in Research & Higher Education (STINT) Science and Technology Collaboration (2018–2020).


  • South African Association Audiologists Management Committee
  • International Society of Audiology Regional Representative
  • ASHA International Affiliate
  • Coalition for Global Hearing Health member


Research Gate

Twitter: @ResearchOAEs

Petersen, L., Wilson, W.J., & Kathard, H. (Accepted February 2018). Towards the preferred stimulus paramaters for distortion product otoacoustic emissions in adults: a preliminary study. South African Journal of Communication Disorders

Rutherford, C., & Petersen, L. (Accepted 12 February 2018). Amplification and aural rehabilitation in remote or resource-constrained environments. Journal of Laryngology and Otology

Petersen, L., Wilson, W.J., & Kathard, H. (2017). A systematic review of stimulus parameters for eliciting distortion product otoacoustic emissions from adult humans. International Journal of Audiology,

Petersen, L., & Ramma, L. (2015). Screening of childhood hearing impairment in resource constrained settings: Opportunities and possibilities, South African Medical Journal, 105 (11), 901-902. [Invited paper]

Cloete, T., Wilson, W., Petersen, L., & Kathard, H. (2015). Identifying a context-effective school hearing screening test: an emic-etic framework. International Journal of Audiology, 54, 605-612.

Ghafari, N., Rogers, C., Petersen, L., & Singh, S. (2015). The occurrence of auditory dysfunction in children with TB receiving ototoxic medication at a TB hospital in South Africa. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 79, 1101-1105.

Petersen, L. & Rogers, C. (2015). Aminoglycoside-induced hearing deficits – a review of cochlear ototoxicity. South African Family Practice, 57 (2), 77-82.

Harris, T., Bardien, S., Schaaf, S., Petersen, L., De Jong, G., & Fagan, J. (2012). Aminoglycoside-induced hearing loss in HIV-positive and HIV-negative multidrug-resistant tuberculosis patients. South African Medical Journal, 102 (6), 363-366.

Rogers, C., & Petersen, L. (2011). Aminoglycoside-induced balance deficits - a review of vestibulotoxicity. South African Family Practice, 53 (5), 419-424.

Ramma, L., Petersen, L., & Singh, S. (2011). Vuvuzelas at South African soccer matches: Risks for spectators’ hearing. Noise and Health, 13 (50), 71-75.

Bardien, S., Schaaf, H.S., Harris, T., Petersen, L., de Jong, G., & Fagan, J. (2009). Aminoglycoside-induced hearing loss: South Africans at risk. (Editorial). South African Medical Journal, 99 (6), 440-441.

London, L., Baldwin-Ragaven, L., Kalebi, A., Maart, S., Petersen, L. and Kasolo, J.(2007). Developing human rights competencies for South African health professional graduates. (Editorial). South African Medical Journal, 97 (12), 1269-1270.