Mrs Seema Panday

Person

Ms Seema Panday

 

Designation

 Lecturer

Discipline

 Audiology

Telephone

Fax

 031-2607623/ 0824172475

 

Email

pandayse@ukzn.ac.za 

 Personal Assistant/Secretary

N/A 

Campus

Westville 

Research Interests

Development and Validation of Speech Audiometry and Audiology Test materials for the local context. Effects of occupational, recreational noise exposure and chemical toxicity on the auditory system, Paediatric Audiology; Online learning methods in Health Sciences.

 

 

 Biosketch

Ms Seema Panday is a qualified Speech Therapist and Audiologist. She has a Master in Communication Pathology (Audiology) from the University of Kwa Zulu-Natal. She is employed as a lecturer in the University of Kwa Zulu-Natal (Discipline of Audiology). She also served as the Acting Academic Leader for the Discipline of Audiology from 2017 till January 2021. She is currently teaching in the areas of Occupational Audiology and Paediatric Audiology. She supervises undergraduate and post-graduate research in the Discipline. Her research interests are in Occupational Audiology, Recreational Noise, Chemical toxcity Development and Validation of speech audiometry test materials for African indigenous languages and Audiology test materials for the local context. She is also developing an interest in Online teaching methods for health sciences. She is registered for a PhD in Audiology at the University of Cape Town. She has published in the South African Journal of Communication Disorders and the Family practice Journal and Annals of Otolaryngology. She is a reviewer of the South African Journal of Communication Disorders and has served as external examiner for three other Universities in South Africa. She served as the College of Health Sciences representative on the University Language Board from 2016- 2017.

 List of Publications

Panday, S., Kathard, H., & Wilson, W.J. (2020). The validity of an isiZulu speech reception threshold test for use with adult isiZulu speakers. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 67(1),a690.https://doi.org/10.4102/sajcd.v67i1.690

Reddy, T., Panday, S& Govender, CD. (2019). The feasibility of including Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions (DPOAEs) in annual medical surveillance to identify noise-induced hearing loss. Annals of Otolaryngology.

 

Panday, S., Kathard, H., Pillay, M., & Wilson, W. (2018). First-language raters’ opinions when validating word recordings for a newly developed speech reception threshold test. South African Journal of Communication Disorders 65(1), a555. https://doi.org/10.4102/ sajcd.v65i1.555

Panday, S., Kathard, H., Pillay, M., & Wilson, W. (2018). The internal and external consistency of a speech reception threshold test for isiZulu speakers with normal hearing sensitivity. South African Journal of Communication Disorders 65(1), a556. https://doi.org/ 10.4102/sajcd.v65i1.556

 

Pillay, D, Archary, K & Pandav. S (2011). The effect of aircraft noise on families who live proximal to an airport. A Preliminary study. South African Family Practice Journal.

Pandav.S. Kathard, H, Pillay, M., Govender, C (2009) The homogeneity of audibility and prosody of Zulu for Speech Reception threshold (SRT) testing. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 56, 60-75

 

Pandav. S. Kathard, H, Pillay, M, Govender C (2007) The Development of a Zulu SRT word list for Zulu First language Speakers in Kwa Zulu-Natal. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, Vol 54.