HearingLife - Pensacola

"Your hearing is our expertise"
5147 N 9th Ave Ste 315 Pensacola, FL 32504
Your Hearing Network

Clinic staff


Carol Whitcomb Powell

Ph.D., AuD

Carol  Powell is a highly qualified and experienced licensed and state certified Audiologist. She is committed to helping you with all of your hearing needs and providing the best solutions for your hearing issues. Carol's passion and expertise in the field of audiology are why her patients recomend her to all of their friends!

This provider has NPI #1659335073 and is licensed in Florida (#AY 142).
This provider participates in the following insurance and discount plans: AAA, PEHP, Steamfitters Local 449, OCCM, Sheetmetal 33, UAW, LECOM, Jordan Furniture, Federal Employee Program, Northwood, AARP-HearUSA, VA Choice, CAP, Unified Hearing, Plumber and Pipefitter 803, Hearing Care Solutions, Macomb County, Metra, Perkspot, Pruitt Medicare, Senior Provider Network, AMAC, Plumber and Pipefitter 295, HealthPass, BCBS of Michigan, Summit Township, Care and Save Discount Prg, Union Reporter, TruHearing, Charter Twp, Heavy and Highway, NEI, Paragon Home Resources, Highmark Employee Discount , HUSA, Lake Medical Imaging, Provider Network of America, Harmony Hearing and MCAS.

Jacqueline Dannreuther


Jacquie Dannreuther hails from the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and after attending LSU and living in Baton Rouge for nearly 15 years, she is a huge Tiger and Saints fan. After earning a Bachelors in Communication Sciences and Disorders (2001) and her Masters in Audiology (2003), Jacquie practiced for 5 years as Ascension Parish Public School’s Audiologist. Her family moved to Gulf Breeze, FL in 2008 for her husband to join her family’s retail business, Lee Tracy, as well as open Intracoastal Outfitters. Shortly after relocating, she found a professional home at Hearing Life on the campus of Sacred Heart Hospital with her mentor Carol Whitcomb Powell, Ph.D. Audiologist.  In 2012, she became Dr. Dannreuther, graduating from A.T. Still University with her Au.D.   Dr. Dannreuther is very passionate about helping her patients stay connected to the world around them. She strives daily to improve her patients' ability to communicate using the most advanced technology combined with excellent service and care.  She is clinically certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association. 

This provider has NPI #1255595237 and is licensed in Florida (#AY 1493).
This provider participates in the following insurance and discount plans: LECOM, Harmony Hearing, HealthPass, BCBS of Michigan, VA Choice, Jordan Furniture, Federal Employee Program, Lake Medical Imaging, TruHearing, Care and Save Discount Prg, AAA, Sheetmetal 33, CAP, Unified Hearing, PEHP, OCCM, UAW, Steamfitters Local 449, Plumber and Pipefitter 803, Charter Twp, AARP-HearUSA, Highmark Employee Discount , Union Reporter, Plumber and Pipefitter 295, Metra, Senior Provider Network, MCAS, Provider Network of America, Perkspot, Macomb County, Northwood, Paragon Home Resources, Pruitt Medicare, AMAC, Summit Township, NEI and Heavy and Highway.

Melanie Friend


Dr. Melanie Friend earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences in 2006 and her Doctor of Audiology Degree in 2010 from the University of South Alabama. She is licensed in the state of Florida and holds National Certification and Clinical Competence through the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (CCC-A). She has been practicing with Hearing Life since 2012.  Dr. Friend specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss, including hearing devices. Outside the office, Dr. Friend calls Pace her home and enjoys running outdoors and spending time with her family.

This provider has NPI #1215248034 and is licensed in Florida (#AY 1618).
This provider participates in the following insurance and discount plans: Hearing Care Solutions, Lake Medical Imaging, Plumber and Pipefitter 295, UAW, Heavy and Highway, VA Choice, OCCM, Harmony Hearing, Pruitt Medicare, BCBS of Michigan, Perkspot, HealthPass, TruHearing, NEI, Jordan Furniture, Sheetmetal 33, PEHP, AAA, LECOM, Steamfitters Local 449, Care and Save Discount Prg, Unified Hearing, Union Reporter, CAP, MCAS, Macomb County, HUSA, Charter Twp, Northwood, Senior Provider Network, Federal Employee Program, Metra, Provider Network of America, Paragon Home Resources, Summit Township, AMAC, Highmark Employee Discount , Plumber and Pipefitter 803 and AARP-HearUSA.

Rebecca Ratliff


Dr. Rebecca Ratliff holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of West Florida and a Doctorate degree in Audiology from the University of South Alabama.  She did her externship at the Atlanta VA Medical Center and returned to practice in the Northwest Florida region in 2012.  She currently holds national certification from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association and a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-A).  Dr. Ratliff provides a wide range of audiological services with a specialty in hearing aid devices and tinnitus rehabilitation.

This provider has NPI #1124308366 and is licensed in Florida (#AY 1744).
This provider participates in the following insurance and discount plans: Heavy and Highway, Highmark Employee Discount , Summit Township, AMAC, Union Reporter, Senior Provider Network, PEHP, Metra, TruHearing, HealthPass, Harmony Hearing, Provider Network of America, Care and Save Discount Prg, Lake Medical Imaging, Perkspot, Plumber and Pipefitter 295, Paragon Home Resources, Pruitt Medicare, MCAS, NEI, Unified Hearing, AARP-HearUSA, Federal Employee Program, Advanced Hearing Providers, LECOM, Northwood, CAP, Sheetmetal 33, Jordan Furniture, Steamfitters Local 449, UAW, OCCM, Homelink, AAA, VA Choice and Plumber and Pipefitter 803.

Clinic reviews

Read 6 verified patient reviews for HearingLife - Pensacola! Their average review score is 5 () from 6 reviews.

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“As many of us age our hearing can diminish. It is gradual but eventually we know we need to do something about it. With the hearing loss we become more reclusive and less involved in conversations around us. We nod like we heard something when we didn't hear some or most of it. We delay seeing a specialist because we don't want to admit what we expect we will need, hearing aides. This was my experience. Hearing aides opened up conversations I had not experienced before. Dr Powell and her staff are the best. They don't sell hearing aides like you see ads in the newspaper. They are not a retail store. They provide professional care by trained audiologists For me greatly improving my hearing was a life changing experience. I will never be without my hearing aides. Once you have them for even a week you will feel the same way. ”

of Pensacola, FL   
05/07/2019    Review submitted online
5 out of 5 1.

“The doctors and the staff at Hearing Life are outstanding, caring individuals. As a patient in denial of needing hearing aids, it took me long time to realize that getting them and using them daily has made me feel like my old self. I didn't know I was struggling to keep up with every day conversations. Thank you Dr. Jackie for being patient and understanding with me. Thank you Dr. Powell for the excellent presentation you gave to The Pensacola Newcomers today. I recommend these doctors highly. ”

of Pensacola, FL   
01/10/2018    Review submitted online
5 out of 5 1.

“I have had the best experience. The doctors are wonderful here. ”

of Cantonment, FL   
09/19/2016    Review submitted online
5 out of 5 1.

“He was honest.”

of Camp Springs, MD   
08/05/2014    Review verified by phone
5 out of 5 1.

“HEARING LIFE, changed my life. I am a baby-boomer with a machinist background. Back when I was in the shop, hearing protection was an option. As a result, I have lost a good partition of my hearing. I made an appointment with Dr. Powell to get my hearing checked and knew it was time to take some kind of action. I was beginning to withdraw from family gatherings and would shy away from conversations. I could not hear my wife when we were out to dinner. After my exam, Dr. Powell invited my wife into an office visit and fitted me with a pair of hearing aids. From the instant I could hear with them, I was hooked. It only took about 10 minutes to not notice I was wearing them but I realized I was hearing everything going on in the office. I purchased a pair of hearing aids. It was one of the best things I have ever done for myself! I am back, involved with family conversations, I am hearing music like I haven’t heard in years, my wife and I carry on conversations when we are out to dinner and hearing sounds of nature that I had forgotten. The aids are small, light weight and for the most part can’t be seen when worn. I love my new life…. Dr. Powell is professional and very pleasant to talk with. The staff is friendly and ready to help in any way, including bringing you coffee while you wait. So for you baby boomers out there that think you are tuff and don’t need any help, please give these a try. I promise that you love hearing all kinds of new sounds. Sounds you don’t remember ever hearing, like I did. You will enjoy the office visits and you will love the new you. So will your family. What have you got to lose…. Give it a try! It might make you as happy as it has made me. ”

of Pensacola, FL   
07/04/2014    Review submitted online
5 out of 5 1.

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About this clinic

At Hearing Life, we focus our efforts not only on hearing loss and prevention, but also on how hearing loss affects you. Our goal is to have you receive the best care for your hearing and lifestyle needs possible. Our staff at Hearing Life spends quality time with each patient and goes to great lengths to ensure that every patient leaves our clinic completely satisfied. We don’t believe that “one solution or hearing aid fits all,” which is why we uniquely work with you with genuine care.

We take most insurance programs: for example:  Medicare, UHC, Tricare, Smart Health, Blue Cross/Blue Shield - please call us for more information.



Clinic services

We provide complete Hearing solutions including: • Hearing Testing and Evaluations for all ages • Free adjustments for the lifetime of your hearing aids • On-site professional fitting for all hearing aids • Competitive pricing • Flexible payment options • Hearing aid adjustment period (to make sure it’s the perfect fit)  

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(850) 512-1626

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Hours of operation

Monday8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Financing available for those who qualify
  • Insurance accepted, please call for details
Disclaimer: This clinic profile is for general information purposes only. Financial aid and insurance coverage can vary widely by policy and should be verified with the provider before services are rendered.