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Sound Relief Hearing Center - Highlands Ranch

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Sound Relief Hearing Center - Highlands Ranch 5/5 4 reviews.

9330 S University Blvd Ste 240
Littleton, CO 80126 US

Call (720) 897-7587

We provide total hearing solutions that will keep you young and your life more fulfilling.

Website: http://www.youreardoc.com
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Clinic staff

Julie Prutsman


“I am passionate about helping people find the best solution to their hearing needs!”


  • 1996 - B.A. in Biology from Marietta College, Marietta, OH
  • 1999 - M.S. in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences - University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
  • 2003 - Au.D. in Audiology - Pennsylvania College of Optometry’s School of Audiology, Elkins Park, PA



  • Third generation Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist (BC-HIS)
  • Over a decade of experience fitting analog, programmable, and digital hearing instruments
  • Clinic Director at University of Colorado’s Audiology Department in Boulder (1997-1998)
  • Internships with Dr. Paul Dragul, Dr. Alan Lipkin, and Dr. Cameron Shaw, ENTs (1998-1999)
  • Hearing Instrument Specialist & Director of Audiology for Miracle-Ear Hearing Centers (1996-2002)
  • Co-Owner and Director of Audiology for Audiology Associates of Las Vegas (2003-2011)
  • Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT) training with Pawel J. Jastreboff, Ph.D., Sc.D. (2003)
  • Neuromonics Tinnitus Treatment training (2005)
  • Founder and Co-Owner of The Sound Relief Center (2011-present)



  • American Academy of Audiology (AAA)
  • Colorado Academy of Audiology (CAA)
  • International Hearing Society (IHS)
  • American Tinnitus Association (ATA)



  • Arehart, K.H., Rossi-Katz, J., Swensson-Prutsman, J. 2005. Double-Vowel Perception in Listeners with Cochlear Hearing Loss: Differences in Fundamental Frequency, Ear of Presentation, and Relative Amplitude. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 48(1), pp. 236-252.


Karen Swensson


Helping people improve the quality of their lives through better hearing solutions is truly a heart-felt and rewarding vocation.


  • B.S. in Education from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Board Certification in Hearing Instrument Sciences from I.H.S., Livonia, MI



  • Second generation Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist (BC-HIS)
  • Over 3 decades of fulfilling patients’ hearing healthcare needs
  • Over 5,000  patients hearing solutions achieved
  • Owner and Operator of Audiology Associates of Las Vegas, NV (2002-2012)
  • Owner and Operator of Miracle Ear Hearing Centers, Denver CO (1995-2002)
  • Hearing Instrument Specialist for Beltone Hearing Centers, Denver, CO (1989-1995)
  • Hearing Instrument Specialist for Culver Hearing Centers, Ventura, CA (1980-1989)
  • Over 500 hours of Continuing Educations Credits in Advanced Hearing Technologies
  • Advanced training in Tinnitus Retraining Therapies

About this clinic

Three Generations of Hearing Care

Twenty-five years ago, Dr. Julie Prutsman recalls watching her Uncle Bill, Aunt Alice, and mother Karen helping people with hearing loss and being instantly drawn to the profession. In fact, the family jokes that audiology must be “in the genes” since Dr. Julie’s grandfather started his family in the profession in 1952 when he opened his first Beltone practice in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

For the past sixty years, her family’s goal has been to offer professional, trust-worthy, and compassionate care to those seeking better hearing and communication abilities. After 15 years of working in her parents’ practice, Dr. Prutsman and her husband Patrick started the Sound Relief Hearing Center in her hometown of Highlands Ranch.

While continuing the family tradition, they have been fortunate enough to combine two of their passions: helping people improve their quality of life through better hearing, and serving the community. Dr. Julie strives to achieve this goal by educating the community about the latest advancements in hearing technology, as well as eradicating the misconception that nothing can be done to help people who suffer from tinnitus (ringing of the ears). She is an expert in finding the right treatment approach for each individual patient, since no two cases of hearing loss or tinnitus are the same.

In July, Karen Swensson, Dr. Julie's mom, joined Team Sound Relief. Not only is it great to have the second generation of the three represented, but Karen adds over 30 years of experience in hearing care.

If you have any concerns about hearing or tinnitus, you owe it to yourself to visit the Sound Relief Hearing Center and give Dr. Julie and Karen the opportunity to earn your trust and showcase their service.

Clinic services

  • Hearing testing and evaluations
  • Hearing aid sales and repairs
  • Invisible hearing solutions
  • Tinnitus consultations and evaluations

Clinic's hours of operation
Sunday Closed
Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm by Appointment
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 am by Appointment
Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm by Appointment
Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm by Appointment
Friday 8:30 am - 1:00 pm by Appointment
Saturday Closed
Evening and/or Weekend hours available by appointment. Please call to schedule.
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Sound Relief Hearing Center - Highlands Ranch
(720) 897-7587