Sound Relief Tinnitus and Hearing Center – Highlands Ranch
If you live in Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Lone Tree, Castle Rock, or anywhere on the south side of Denver and you’re living with tinnitus, hyperacusis, or hearing loss, it’s important to know that you’re not alone. These issues can become a burden on your overall quality of life and leave you feeling isolated, frustrated, and simply worn out. At Sound Relief, our team of Highlands Ranch audiologists – Dr. Megan Read and Dr. Kaela Fasman – provide the help you need and the relief you deserve.
If you are struggling with tinnitus or hyperacusis, you will be in great hands at Sound Relief. We understand that each patient requires a unique treatment path, which enables us to help more people with tinnitus and hyperacusis than anyone in Colorado. Our experience with thousands of tinnitus sufferers each year combined with our expertise in Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT) allows us to provide relief to even the most complex cases.
At our Highlands Ranch hearing center, we take as much time as you need to fully evaluate your hearing. We will thoroughly test your hearing ability and answer all of your questions. This process allows us to determine the best course of action – if needed – to match your unique hearing loss with your budget and lifestyle. For mild to moderate hearing loss, we offer a wide range of discrete hearing aids. We also offer CROS systems for single-sided deafness and more sophisticated hearing aids for more severe forms of hearing loss. At Sound Relief, we strive to provide excellent care that always exceeds the expectations of our patients and their families.
Our Highlands Ranch tinnitus and hearing center is located 1/2 mile south of C-470 off Broadway
200 Plaza Drive #110
Highlands Ranch, Colorado 80129
Fax: (303) 346-5036
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
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Your Highlands Ranch Audiologists
Dr. Julie Prutsman, Au.D., FAAA, CH-TM
Julie Prutsman, owner and founder of Sound Relief Hearing Center, is a third-generation hearing health professional. Her family entered the field of hearing health care in the 1950s. Julie earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from Marietta College (1996), her master’s degree in speech, language, and hearing sciences from the University of Colorado (1999), and her doctoral degree in audiology from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry’s School of Audiology (2003). Dr. Julie is a member of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology, the American Academy of Audiology, the International Hearing Society, and the American Tinnitus Association.
Julie grew up in Highlands Ranch and graduated from Highlands Ranch High School. Her husband, Patrick, is the business manager for Sound Relief Hearing Center, and they have two wonderful children, Ethan and Hanna. In her free time, Julie loves to read, travel, ski, and spend time with family.
Dr. Megan Read, Au.D., FAAA, CH-TM
Megan, a 6th generation Texan, is a huge San Antonio Spurs fan and the first in her family to move away from the Lone Star state. She worked in elementary education as both an interpreter in a deaf education classroom and as a speech pathology assistant.
Dr. Brandi Greenhouse, Au.D., CCC-A
Brandi Greenhouse earned her undergraduate degree from Metropolitan State College of Denver (2008) and her Doctorate of Audiology (Au.D.) from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, Louisiana (2015).
Brandi was inspired to join the field of Audiology by her aunt who has been an Audiologist for nearly 30 years. Her desire to work in the healthcare industry and help people is what drew her to the profession. Brandi is passionate and dedicated to improving the quality of life for her patients through exceptional hearing healthcare.
Brandi is a Colorado native, and while she misses Louisiana and the wonderful people, music, and food, she is grateful to be back in her home State. When she is not working, she spends her time with her son, husband, cats, her dog, Cooper, and her chickens. She enjoys hiking, biking, camping, off-roading, and creating music with her family.
Amanda La Voy – Team Lead | Audiology Assistant
Amanda La Voy is the Audiology Assistant and Team Lead for our “South” Colorado offices (Highlands Ranch, Centennial, and Golden). Amanda was born and raised in Northern California but has called Colorado home since the spring of 2018. Amanda first joined our team as the Patient Care Coordinator in our Highlands Ranch office and felt the call to expand her audiological knowledge to further help our patients.
She’s currently taking classes at Nova Southeastern University to complete her audiology assistant certification.
When not in the office Amanda spends her free time exploring Colorado with her fiancé, Adam, and son, Jonas. If you’ve been seen in Highlands Ranch, you’ll know Amanda is always running around. She’s currently in pursuit of completing the 6 World Major Marathon races (London, Berlin, Tokyo, Chicago, Boston, and New York). She’s currently received two of her six stars for the Majors.
Natalie Suliman - Patient Care Coordinator
Natalie Suliman was born and raised in Illinois but has called Colorado home for five years. Natalie attended Illinois State University, where she studied Animal Industry Management. This educational path led Natalie to a career in zoo-keeping at the Miller Park Zoo, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, and the Dallas Zoo. People often ask what her favorite animal is and are surprised to learn it’s a little red and green parrot named Forest. Natalie enjoys snowboarding and backpacking in her free time – anything adventurous and outdoors. Natalie’s three favorite things are spending time with her family, cooking, and experiencing new things/places.
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.
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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.
The most accurate method to evaluate hearing is a hearing test in a soundproof booth conducted by an audiologist. Online tests can be misleading and fail to detect bigger issues – such as acoustic neuroma. A full hearing evaluation provides your audiologist with crucial information that informs them about your auditory health. If you notice a change to your hearing, even a minor one, you should consider scheduling a hearing exam.
During this process, your audiologist will do the following:
- Review medical and hearing health and history.
- Examine your ear canal and outer ear with an otoscope to review for any abnormalities.
- Perform a hearing test, which allows us to identify the unique frequencies that you may struggle to hear.
- Review the results with you and provide comprehensive information that will answer any and all questions.
After a hearing test and evaluation, our audiologists will make a recommendation that works best for your own lifestyle, budget, and type of hearing loss.
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.