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PROFILE

Identification Number
8503190205083
Marital status
Married
Languages
Afrikaans & English
Health
Excellent

PROFESSION REGISTRATIONS

  • HPCSA
  • SAAA
  • ISA

COUNCILS SERVED

  • Student Representative Council – University of Pretoria
    • 2008: President
    • 2007: Marketing Portfolio
  • University of Pretoria Senate
  • University of Pretoria Institutional Forum
  • South African Association of Audiologists
    • 2017-2019(current): Marketing

INVITATIONS

  • Sivantos Academy 2019 – Malta
  • Guest speaker – University of Pretoria 2019: Topic – Audiology in private practice
  • Guest speaker – University of Pretoria 2018:     Topic – Audiology in South Africa – Status quo
  • Sivantos Academy 2017 –      Budapest (Guest Speaker)
  • Starkey Training Trip 2017 –   Canada & USA
  • Sivantos Academy 2015 –      Singapore
  • Starkey Training Trip 2014 –   Galapagos Islands & Brazil
  • Starkey Training Trip 2011 –    Masai Mara Kenya & Zanzibar
  • African Youth delegation to China 2007

RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS

  • International Conference of Audiology 2010, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • ENT/SAAA Conference 2010, Cape Town, South Africa
  • ENT/SAAA Conference, Port Elizabeth, South Africa

PUBLICATIONS & APPEARANCES

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
  • International Journal of Audiology
    • Auditory and ontological manifestations in adults with HIV/AIDS, International Journal of Audiology, January 2013
  • Ent and Audiology News
    • Human immunodeficiency virus and hearing impairment Ent and Audiology News: July/ August 2017/ Vol 26 No 3
MEDIA PUBLICATIONS
RADIO & TV
  • Groot FM
  • Unisa FM
  • Groot FM
  • Radio X-K FM
  • RSG
  • Radio Pretoria


  • SABC Health Talk
  • SABC Raising babies
  • CTNG

Hi there!

I am a passionate, out of the box and forward thinking Audiologist that has been in private practice for 10 years. I started of with one practice in 2009, and I currently have 3 practices with an additional school based service delivery model soon to be launched as well as industrial audiology leg .
I am passionate about the industry and about creating public awareness of the importance of hearing care, something that has been severely neglected by the industry as a whole and something that I truly feel can grow a relatively stagnant hearing aid market.  I believe in a service and relationship driven model as a tool to success in an ever changing consumer driven market.
I am a driven and responsive individual, interested by challenges and opportunities. I love projects from planning to execution and find tremendous pride and satisfaction in a successful project completed!
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EDUCATION

2011
Masters in Communication Pathology
University of Pretoria
• Cum Laude
2008
Bachelors in Communication Pathology
University of Pretoria
2003
Certificate in Entrepreneurial skills
Part Time from 2001-2003
Potchefstroomse Universiteit vir Christelike Hoër Onderwys
2003
Matric
1998-2003
Afrikaans Hoër Meisieskool Pretoria
• Matriculated with 8 distinctions & Academic colours for 5 consecutive years
Various
Other courses & Participation

  • Mindskills Business Coach
    Business coaching 2015-2017
  • David Rock – SCARF model
    A Brain-Based Model for Collaborating With and Influencing Others
  • Sivantos academy 2017 – Retail & Sales
  • Sales Guru Training course 2019 – Robbie Roberts & Joey Evans
  • Sales Guru Training cousre 2018 – Gavin Sharples & Cindy Norcott

EXPERIENCE

Current
Owner & Audiologist
December 2009 – Current
Yolandé vd Westhuizen Audiologists
2012
Locum Audiologist
Part time from 2011 – 2012
Sonette Maritz Audiologists
2010
Clinical Supervisor & Lecturer
Part time from January 2010 – September 2010
University of Pretoria
2009
Community Service Audiologist
January 2009 – December 2009
SAMHS – 1 Military Hospital

PROJECTS

AWARDS


Exceptional Contribution to the Profession of Audiology
2017
Awarded by: South African Association of Audiologists


Telecare Champion
2017
Awarded by: Sivantos South Africa


UP SRC Honorary medal
2008
Awarded by: University of Pretoria Student Council


Golden Medal for academic achievement
2004
Awarded by: Afrikaans Hoër Meisieskool Pretoria