Our Hearing Health Professionals
Dr. Kaela Fasman, Au.D., CCC-A
Kaela earned a bachelor’s degree in speech, language, and hearing sciences from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, and a clinical Doctorate of Audiology (Au.D.) from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Kaela is passionate about providing excellent care and improving the quality of life of her patients and their families. She values her opportunity to help people live healthier and happier lives through improved communication and tinnitus relief. She enjoys educating friends, family, and patients about tinnitus and hearing loss.
Kaela and her husband moved to Colorado in 2016. She enjoys hiking, exploring new cities, and baking on the weekends. She and her husband are avid coffee drinkers and can be found in cafes around town.
Dr. Alison LaBrec, Au.D.
Alison LaBrec earned her degree in speech, language, and hearing sciences from the University of Colorado and received her clinical Doctorate of Audiology (Au.D.) from the University of Texas. While completing her graduate degree, Alison was heavily involved in tinnitus research. She valued the opportunity to contribute to research focused on improving the quality of life for individuals with tinnitus.
Alison completed her clinical externship at a private practice in Manhattan. There she enjoyed working with patients of all ages to achieve improved hearing health.
Outside of work, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her fiancé, Andrew, and their Australian Shepherd, Louie. After living in New York City, the three of them are excited to be back home enjoying beautiful Colorado together!
Linda is the patient care coordinator at our Golden office, and she has extensive experience in customer service. Originally from Belleville, Illinois, she moved eight times corporately before settling here in 1999 with her husband and two kids. Linda came for a vacation and fell in love with the mountains! She spends time reading, traveling, and visiting with family and friends. Her three-year-old twin grandchildren are Linda’s focus, and her most recent grandbaby was born in March 2017.
“Helping people, getting to know them, and building relationships is my favorite thing in life. I love working in this practice, because I honestly know that each and every staff member is genuinely interested and concerned about making a positive impact in our customers’ lives.”
If you live with a ringing, rushing, or buzzing sound in your ears that does not have an external source, you have tinnitus. For most people, this noise will eventually go away; for others, it remains a constant burden. Tinnitus may or may not affect your hearing, but its presence can negatively impact your daily life. In fact, it can hamper your ability to sleep, work, and even relax. If you suffer from tinnitus, consult Sound Relief Hearing Center today. Our Colorado tinnitus experts will assess your case and recommend the best treatment solution.
- Oticon Tinnitus SoundSupport™
- Widex Zen Tinnitus Treatment
- Resound Linx2™ with made-for-iPhone tinnitus relief app
- Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT)
When you visit our Golden hearing center, we will ask you questions about your medical and hearing health history. Next our audiologist Dr. Fasman will inspect your ears for any abnormalities that may affect your hearing test results. We will conduct the hearing test in a sound-proof booth to determine the specific frequencies, if any, that you find more difficult to hear.
During the audiometric testing portion of your hearing exam, you will be asked a series of high- and low-frequency words to determine your ability to understand speech within a short distance. We will also give you several words to repeat back to us. The results of this test will help us assess your ability to understand speech and determine whether you suffer from hearing loss. If you do have hearing loss, we can ascertain whether hearing aids will help you.
Tympanometry tests the condition of the middle ear and the mobility of the conduction bones and eardrum (tympanic membrane), with variations of air pressure in the ear canal. Our audiologists use specialized equipment to accomplish this test.
There are literally hundreds of places to purchase hearing aids in Colorado, so why should you go to Sound Relief Hearing Center? We conduct thorough hearing testing, and we can personalize all of the devices we recommend. Our audiologists will make your experience memorable and ensure that you receive the greatest possible return on your investment. We only offer the best hearing aids, and we have a wide variety of options designed to meet any lifestyle and budget.
Do you find everyday sounds intolerably loud? Do you ever wish you could turn down the volume on your life? Do you find high-pitched noises, like alarms and babies crying, unbearable? You may suffer from hyperacusis, a condition characterized by increased sensitivity to normal environmental sounds. The treatment for sensitivity to sound and tinnitus are very similar. We are experts at both.
Cerumen, more commonly known as ear wax, is a waxy substance secreted in the human ear canal that protects and cleans the skin of the ear canal. However, for some people, the ear produces too much wax, which can become impacted and press against the eardrum. This impacted ear wax may impair your ability to hear. Do not try to remove this ear wax on your own, as you may damage your ear further. Contact Sound Relief Hearing Center so that our hearing professionals can use specialized tools and techniques to safely remove the cerumen.