Sound Relief Tinnitus and Hearing Center – Fort Collins
For those in northern Colorado and the Fort Collins area dealing with tinnitus, hyperacusis, or unresolved hearing issues, know that you’re not alone. We understand that living with these hearing conditions can take a massive toll on your overall quality of life – often leaving you feeling frustrated, isolated, and exhausted. At Sound Relief Hearing Center, our team of Fort Collins audiologists – Dr. Abby McMahon and Dr. Tony Kovacs – will provide the help you need and the relief you deserve.
If you suffer from tinnitus – ringing in the ears, or hyperacusis – sensitivity to sound, you have absolutely found the right audiology practice. We know that every patient needs something unique, and that is a part of the reason we help more people with tinnitus and hyperacusis than anyone in Colorado. Our expertise with Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT) combined with our whole-system approach allows us to help even the most complex cases find relief.
At our Fort Collins hearing center, we take the time to conduct extremely thorough hearing tests, answer questions, and help educate our patients. This is how we can determine the best course of action for your specific type of hearing loss, lifestyle, and budget. From discreet and invisible hearing aids for mild to moderate hearing loss, to CROS systems for single-sided deafness, to more robust hearing aids for severe hearing loss, Sound Relief strives to provide excellent care to exceed the expectations of our patients.
Our Fort Collins hearing center is located 1/2 mile east of College Ave and 1 block south of Harmony Road.
4703 E Boardwalk Dr #b2
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Fax: (970) 797-1134
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
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Your Fort Collins Audiologists
Dr. Abby McMahon, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA, CH-TM
Abby has known that she wanted to be an audiologist since she was in high school. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas and her Doctorate of Audiology (Au.D.) from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.
Dr. Tony Kovacs, Au.D., FAAA, CH-TM
Originally from Chicago, Tony moved to Colorado in 2012 to pursue his Doctorate after many years of touring as the lead vocalist in his punk rock band, Shot Baker. He was recently featured in a story by NPR which highlighted his hearing conservation work with musicians.
Kelsey Harris – Audiology Extern
Kelsey started as the Patient Care Coordinator at Sound Relief in Fort Collins and has since started her doctoral studies of audiology at the University of Northern Colorado. Between classes, Kelsey continues to help by assisting the doctors as much as possible. Before moving to Colorado, she grew up in the Chicago area. When she isn’t spending time with patients, Kelsey loves being with her growing family of 10 siblings and 11 nephews and nieces. Her true passion is caring for and working with others. She also enjoys volunteering and fostering for local dog shelters, and her dog’s name is Roux. Kelsey tries to spend as much time outdoors as possible, including hiking, backpacking, camping, and kayaking.
Trista Stark – Patient Care Coordinator
Trista is the Patient Care Coordinator (PCC) for our Fort Collins location at Sound Relief Tinnitus & Hearing Center. Originally from Newton, Kansas, Trista relocated to the Rocky Mountains in June of 2022. Mountains or beaches, she loves to travel and explore new places with new experiences.
Aside from her love for travel, Trista is also a proud dog owner to her canine companion, Bane. When she’s not assisting at the clinic, Trista enjoys trying new restaurants, and outdoor activities such as skiing, camping, and creating lasting memories with her niece.
Although Trista initially started her journey in optometry, she discovered a passion for meeting the unique needs of hearing health care. At Sound Relief, a family-owned clinic, Trista values the opportunity to develop close relationships with patients.
Justina Muniz – Team Lead | Audiology Assistant
Justina, a Colorado native, joined our team as the Patient Care Coordinator of our Westminster office in April 2019 and is now an Audiology Assistant and Team Lead of our “North” Colorado offices (Westminster, Cherry Creek, and Fort Collins). Justina finds true joy in helping others and is passionate about caring for our patients. She has worked in medical care for over 6 years and continues to find enjoyment and growth in her job. In her free time, Justina enjoys many things including hiking, traveling, being active, and going to the gym, but mostly she enjoys spending time with her French Bulldog, Roskoe. She loves the outdoors and considers there is no lack of adventures for her and her pup in Colorado.
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If you experience a constant ringing, buzzing, or even roaring in your ears, you may have tinnitus. It varies from person to person in terms of cause, severity, and the sound they hear, but in all cases, the noise they experience is not caused by any external stimuli. Tinnitus does not cause hearing loss; however, this condition can still have a negative impact on your life. Tinnitus can lead to difficulties with relationships, career challenges, and even disrupt your ability to simply sit back and enjoy your life.
Tinnitus may stem from a variety of causes. The most common causes, however, include exposure to loud noises, ototoxic drugs, excessive ear wax, and age-related hearing loss. Identifying the cause of your tinnitus is a critical step toward developing an individualized treatment plan. Depending on the cause and severity of your tinnitus symptoms, there are evidence-based treatment options to help address that ringing in your ears and offer you relief.
To treat your tinnitus symptoms, we may recommend tinnitus retraining therapy (TRT), the use of hearing devices, counseling, and/or relaxation methods. At our Highlands Ranch tinnitus clinic, we provide a personalized, comprehensive approach to tinnitus treatment. Schedule an appointment with one of our audiologists and allow us to show you how much better your life can be.
Hyperacusis is defined as increased sensitivity to everyday noises, including your television, chewing, or even just a conversation. It can vary in severity and symptoms may include migraines, annoyance, daily discomfort, or even ear pain that makes the simplest of activities a real struggle.
Anyone can develop hyperacusis, regardless of age or previous hearing health, and there are a variety of causes for this condition. Often, hyperacusis is experienced along with tinnitus, which is a perception of a slight roaring, ringing, or clicking sound in the ear. Treatment for both of these problems is similar, and our audiologists are expertly trained in both. Find relief from your hyperacusis by scheduling an appointment at our Highlands Ranch hyperacusis center.
At Sound Relief Hearing Center, we only offer the most outstanding hearing aids offered by our manufacturers. While you can find hearing aids from stores like Costco or even online, you should not settle for inferior technology or care. Experience the difference with our hearing experts in Highlands Ranch. We know that your visit to our audiology clinic will be worthwhile no matter what you decide.
Our audiologists incorporate comprehensive hearing exams, years of expertise, and the finest service to diagnose and respond to your specific type of hearing loss. We provide recommendations that are tailored to your lifestyle, budget, and personal needs. Finding the perfect hearing aid is an important step and can even be life-changing. The renowned experience of our doctors and staff in Highlands Ranch will make this process effortless.
Ear wax is completely natural and even good for your ears. Also called cerumen, ear wax is secreted within the passage of the outer ear and protects and cleans the ear canal. While this is good for your ear and helps to protect it from bacteria, the ear can produce too much wax, which may reduce your ability to hear or even develop into tinnitus.
To remedy this issue, an audiologist can remove the excess wax during an ear wax removal treatment. Using a curette and/or ear irrigation, they will gently flush out the excessive wax. Depending on the amount of time it takes to remove the ear wax, we charge between $50 – $100 per ear.
CareCredit®, a trusted financing partner of Sound Relief Hearing Center, offers a range of affordable plans for tinnitus treatment and hearing aids. You can also use CareCredit to cover items such as insurance deductibles or co-pays. Contact us or visit the CareCredit website for more information and to apply for this healthcare credit card.