Trudie Bye studied at the University of Pretoria. She completes her Honours Degree in B. Communication Pathology (Speech Language therapy and Audiology) in 2003. She joins the Golden Key International Honour Society, recognizing her academic achievement. Trudie started with her community service year in 2004 at Brits community hospital, where she had the task of starting the Speech therapy and Audiology department at the hospital and at the various clinics the hospital serviced. She implemented various policies and procedures that are still in place today.
Trudie started working in Private Practice in 2005 for Sienet Heyns when she registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) . Trudie started her own private practice in 2006. She then started the “Pretoria North Therapy Centre” with three other therapists in 2007. The owners aimed to create a multi-disciplinary team consisting of Speech therapists, Occupational therapists, Psychologists and Remedial therapists. This multi-disciplinary team brought service to the community, participating and initiating a variety of projects to improve the quality of outcomes for the children. Trudie was part of the therapy centre till middle 2018 when the Practice was sold. It was time for her to try her hand at a new challenge…
She started “Hear2Help” in September 2018 at Zambezi Junction and now aims to also form another multi-disciplinary team in this area. Trudie feels inspired by the name “Hear2Help”, because it rings so true… She says: “We need to make sure that we first “hear” our patients, before we can truly help them..”
Trudie still practices as both a speech, language therapist and Audiologist in the field. She feels a great love to both these fast developing areas. She has a special interest in children with Auditory processing difficulties within the school context. Her work in Audiology aims to, not only fit hearing aids, but to also help an individual acclimatize to a whole new auditory experience within his/her own environment.
Trudie participates in Continuous Professional Development activities to ensure that her clinical skills are up to date in this dynamic world of helping. She is affiliated with the South African Speech, Language and Audiology Association.
Trudie is blessed with two active boys. She lives in Montana and her family enjoys outdoor activities together in our beautiful South Africa.