Sound Relief Tinnitus & Hearing Center – Fort Collins

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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 Boardwalk Dr # B2
Fort Collins, CO 80525
(970) 672-1410
Fax: (970) 797-1134
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

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Fort Collins

4703 E Boardwalk Dr #b2
Fort Collins, CO 80525

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Mon – Thur: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
(970) 672-1410


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Your Fort Collins Audiologists

Dr. Abby McMahon in Fort Collins, Colorado

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.

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Dr. Tony Kovacs is an audiologist in Fort Collins, Colorado

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.

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Audiology Support

Kelsey Harris Audiology Extern

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.

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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.

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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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Audiology Services

Tinnitus Treatment
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  • Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT)
  • Widex Zen Tinnitus Treatment

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.

Wax Removal

Wax Removal

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.

Patient Reviews

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Response from the owner: Thank you, Wayne!
Response from the owner: Hi Peggy, thank you for the review! We're delighted you had such a positive experience with Dr. McMahon.
Wonderful people!Dr. Tony and Dr. Abby are awesome! Thanks so much for your help.
Response from the owner: Happy to help! Thank you!!
Dr. Abby and her practice is totally awesome! They made the experience of getting hearing aids a pleasure. She is so knowledgeable and makes the process painless. I highly recommend her if you're thinking about needing to improve your hearing.
Response from the owner: Hi Barb, we're delighted to have provided you with a positive experience! Dr. McMahon and our practice are committed to making the process of getting hearing aids seamless and enjoyable. Thank you for recommending us to those looking to improve their hearing.
I have been coming to SR in Fort Collins for over 5 years now.They are always professional/personal, making it easy for the client to feel at ease while there. Also they are excellent at making schedule adjustments.
Response from the owner: Hi Vic, thank you for your kind words and loyalty over the past five years! We're delighted to hear that our service has made your visits enjoyable and easy. We look forward to continuing to serve you!
Very knowledgeable
Response from the owner: Thank you, Terry!
In on time, out quickly and equipment repair was perfect.
Response from the owner: Hi Dana, thank you for the review!
Outstanding group of people to work with. They will go out of their way to provide a solution to your hearing and tinnitus problems striving to get it right.
Response from the owner: Hi Doug, thank you for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear about your positive experience and are always here to provide the best solutions for your hearing and tinnitus needs.
The receptionist and Abbey were both very helpful. I have recommended Soud Relief to several people and I would not go anywhere else.
Response from the owner: Hi Linda, thank you so much for your kind words and recommendations! We're thrilled to hear that our team, including the receptionist and Dr. McMahon, provided you with excellent service.
My testing with Dr. Abby was great. She was kind and explained everything to me. She had suggestions to try to help my tinnitus. I felt comfortable the entire time I was being tested.
Response from the owner: Hi Karen, thank you for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that Dr. McMahon provided a comfortable and informative experience for you.
The staff and Abby were amazing
Response from the owner: Hi Trudy, thank you for your kind words!
Great place to get hearing aids. I had an appointment with Kelsey today. She gave me a lot of new information and answered sll of my questions. Sound Relief is everything you would expect in a top professional hearing company.
Response from the owner: Hi Larry, thank you for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that Kelsey provided you with excellent service and valuable information. We appreciate your trust in Sound Relief and are here for all your hearing needs.
My first appointment was very good and reasonably priced. Dr. Tony Kovacs was helpful, informative, and answered all my questions, allowing a lot of time to do what was needed. The hearing exam was smooth and the technology used was appreciated. I like the visuals used to help me understand what's going on with my hearing. I'm hopeful the follow-ups will be just as good and fairly priced. Stay tuned!
Response from the owner: Brian, thank you for sharing your experience. Dr. Kovacs is terrific, and he will have you hearing better than ever!
Dr. Abby has always been friendly and professional at the same time. Great experience!
Response from the owner: Hi Ronald, thank you so much for the review and the kind words about Dr. McMahon!
What a great experience! The doctor helped me navigate through insurance needs. Encouraged me to explore my VA benefits and helped me find an in-network doctor. Although I didn't use their services, I believe this is one of the best places on Earth. They truly truly care about you as a person.
Response from the owner: Thank you, Halph! We're delighted to hear our support made a positive impact, and we're grateful for your recognition of our care and dedication.
Getting my tinnitus under control is a process and a journey that takes time. I am grateful to have Dr. Abby guiding me every step of the way. She is compassionate, empathetic, knowledgeable, patient, and reassuring. Thank you for keeping me sane and on track! I'm so glad I found you!
Response from the owner: Hi Mary, thank you for sharing your experience! We're delighted to hear that Dr. McMahon has been such a supportive and knowledgeable guide on your journey to managing tinnitus.
The web page was so filled with glowing promises, that I was just a bit concerned that it might not be quite that realistic. However, the extensive intake form was really studied by the doctor who saw me, and she had almost immediate suggestions of what might be going on. Then, instead of suggesting extensive treatment with them, she first recommended I consult with others about specific issues which no one had addressed before, and said they would be available for future assistance if other treatments were not effective. No, this wasn't a put-off, rather, an explanation of symptums she felt strongly indicated a different condition. As this had never been explained as thoroughly or clearly as she did, it made perfect sense, and gave me a lot of hope that things could be brought back under control! I won't hesitate to go back to these people if future treatment is needed. A big thank-you to Dr. McMann, who really listened, studied, and evaluated what was going on, and recommended accordingly.
Response from the owner: Hi Kevin, thank you for sharing your detailed experience! We're glad to hear that Dr. McMahon took the time to thoroughly study your intake form and provided insightful recommendations, even suggesting consultations with other specialists. We're pleased that her clear explanations and thoughtful approach have given you hope and confidence in managing your condition.
DR. Abby McMahon is the best audiologist there is! She goes above and beyond every time to hear me out and address my concerns. Her kindness and ability to listen are something I wish every doctor possessed. I would highly recommend her to anyone struggling with hearing issues.!
Response from the owner: Hi Lori, thank you so much for your kind words and recommendation! We're thrilled to hear that Dr. McMahon's dedication and care have made such a positive impact on your hearing health.
Doctor Abby is fantastic at making you feel comfortable with her experience and knowledge. I could have gone to Costco much cheaper but the personalized customer service is worth it to me.
Response from the owner: Hi Robbie, thank you for your kind words! We're glad to hear that Dr. McMahon's expertise and personalized care made your experience worthwhile.
Dr Abby is the best. She provides sound advice and understanding of my auditory condition and obviously loves her work with her clients.Big thanks.
Response from the owner: Thank you for your kind words about Dr. McMahon! We are glad to hear you had a positive experience, and she truly finds joy in helping you. If you need anything else, we're here for you.
Timely and pleasant experience; knowledge and efficient staff.
Response from the owner: Thanks, Joseph!

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