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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.
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. She hopes to grow a truly great, cutting edge practice for this entire region.
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. Jacquie is married to Wes Dannreuther, and they have three boys: Elliot, Will, and Ben (recently adding a four-legged female German Sheppard, Rhya, to the mix). Jacquie’s hobbies include cheering on her boys at various sporting events, boating, and finding unique items that can be upcycled. 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
Read 5 verified patient reviews for HearingLife - Pace! Their average review score is 4.8 () from 5 reviews.
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“The Pace HearingLife team, Dr Ratliff and Kelli are helpful, friendly, responsive, pleasant and very knowledgeable! I strongly recommend this office and team as a resource for all Hearing needs! They are the A team! I discovered them through an Internet search and I have been more than pleased with my experience. ”
“I am thankful for the treatment I have received. My quality of life is better now that I’m able to hear clearly and communicate more effective. Thank you Dr. Ratliff and Staff❤️”
“Great staff, on time, friendly and helpful. ”
“Friendly staff and Dr. took time to explain my test results and the best options to deal with my hearing loss. ”
“Nice people knowledgeable lots of options to make your selections from and insurance companies selection available to use. ”
About this hearing center
We are your source for trusted hearing care professionals. Whether you've been struggling to understand the speech of those you love for a short time or a long time, we are here to help.
Hearing care services
HearingLife - Pace offers:
- Hearing testing
- Highly-qualified and caring team
- Hearing aids
- Hearing aid cleaning, checking, programming, adjusting, maintenance and repair
- Hearing aid batteries and accessories
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Accepted forms of payment
- American Express
- Financing available for those who qualify
- Insurance accepted, please call for details