Fort Collins, CO
Sound Relief Hearing Center
4703 E Boardwalk Dr # B2
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Our Fort Collins, CO tinnitus and hearing clinic is located 1/2 mile east of College Ave. and 1 block south of Harmony Road.
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday: 8:30 am – 5 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 1 pm
Our Hearing Health Professionals
Dr. Christine Russell, Au.D.
Christine Russell has been serving northern Colorado’s audiology needs since 2009. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree in speech, language, and hearing sciences from the University of Colorado at Boulder and went on to complete her Doctorate of Audiology at the University of Northern Colorado.
Dr. Russell has experience working in clinical settings, private practice, educational audiology, and most recently as an account manager for a large hearing aid manufacturer. She has addressed the hearing health needs of people of all ages, and she brings her broad range of experience and knowledge in fitting hearing aids, aural rehabilitation, and tinnitus treatment back to the clinic. Her desire is to deliver exceptional hearing healthcare with a personal touch.
Dr. Russell lives in Windsor with her husband and two daughters.
Tinnitus is a condition characterized by ringing or buzzing in the ears. It varies from person to person in severity, cause, and sound, but in all cases, the noise the individual “hears” is not created by an external source. Although tinnitus does not provoke hearing loss, it can negatively affect the life of the person suffering from it. For example, it can disrupt your career, your relationships, and your ability to relax and enjoy life. If you suffer from tinnitus, contact our specialists to receive a personalized recommendation for treatment.
- Resound Linx2™ with iPhone and Android Tinnitus Relief App
- Oticon Tinnitus SoundSupport™
- SoundCure Customized Sound Therapy for Tinnitus
- Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT)
- Widex Zen Tinnitus Treatment
If you’re concerned about your ability to hear properly, contact us to schedule a hearing test. First, we will ask about your medical and hearing history. Then, we will use an otoscope to examine your outer ear and ear canal, checking for abnormalities. After that, we will conduct a hearing test in a sound-proof booth. This will allow us to determine the specific frequencies (if any exist) that you struggle to hear.
During the audiometric test, which helps us measure the range and sensitivity of your hearing, we will ask you a series of high-frequency and low-frequency words. We will also provide several words and ask you to repeat them. The results of this test can help us determine if you suffer from hearing loss, if you can understand speech properly, and if a hearing aid could improve your ability to hear.
Using tympanometry, we will test the condition of your middle ear and the mobility of your eardrum (tympanic membrane) and conduction bones. To do this, we will change the air pressure in your ear canal. Tympanometry helps us to better understand the health of your ears and to diagnose any hearing issues you may be experiencing, such as hearing loss or tinnitus.
These days, you can find hearing aids online, at CostCo, and at literally hundreds of other places in Colorado. Although you might be tempted to purchase a hearing aid from the comfort of your couch, we promise you won’t regret visiting Sound Relief Hearing Center. Our specialists provide effective hearing tests, invaluable expertise, and top-notch service. Most importantly, we will provide knowledgeable recommendations for treatment and can personalize many of the devices we offer. By choosing Sound Relief Hearing Center, you can ensure that you receive an excellent return on your investment when it comes to your hearing health.
Also known as cerumen, ear wax is a protective substance secreted in the passage of the outer ear. It both cleans and protects the skin of the ear canal. Although ear wax is natural and healthy, sometimes the ear produces too much wax, and the excess reduces the person’s ability to hear or leads to tinnitus. If you’re suffering from a buildup of ear wax, do not attempt to remove the excess yourself. Contact Sound Relief Hearing Center, so that our Audiologists can use the proper tools and techniques to safely and effectively remove the wax.