Sounds of Life Hearing Center, LLC
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Sarah Curtis, Au.D. is a Doctor of Audiology and Owner of Sounds of Life Hearing Center. A northeast Ohio native ("Year 2000" graduate of Mentor High School), Dr. Curtis obtained her B.A. in Psychology from Youngstown State University and, following a year of volunteering with the AmeriCorps VISTA program, entered into the Doctorate of Audiology program at the University of Tennessee, Health Science Center (Knoxville). Dr. Curtis graduated with her AuD in May 2010 and has been practicing ever since.
Dr. Curtis was fortunate while in her program to have had many enriching clinical experiences, including placements with the Knox County Public Schools, Tennessee School for the Deaf, Perkins School for the Blind, and the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Following graduation worked for Central Florida Speech and Hearing Center (Lakeland, FL), University Hospitals (Cleveland, OH) and CVS.
Dr. Curtis LOVES hearing aids and changing peoples' lives by enhancing their ability to hear the Sounds of Life. She also is passionate about auditory processing disorders, cognitive function and hearing loss, tinnitus, pediatrics, educational audiology, community audiology, and she loves to work with patients of all ages with unique needs. As a musician and audiophile, she is particularly sensitive to the specific needs of musician patients. She takes great pride and joy in educating and mentoring future audiologists.
Dr. Curtis is an accomplished professional. She currently is on the Governmental Affairs Committee for the Ohio Academy of Audiology, the Board of the Association of Specialists in Aging, and is a former executive Board member for the Audiology Practice Standards Organization. She has presented her clinical research in the areas of CHARGE syndrome, hearing aid trialing, real-ear measures, and economic disparities in hearing healthcare via posters, live, and recorded presentations at national and international conferences. She is the co-author of the "Hearing" chapter of the "CHARGE Syndrome" First and Second edition textbooks. She directs a local non-profit project, Hearing the Call - Northeast Ohio.
All of those achievements could never compete with her highest priority and greatest love: her family. Her wonderful husband is Daniel (who built this awesome website) and they chase their kids (Zach, Eliana, and Owen), golden retriever, and two cats around for fun. She is a lover of music, yummy food, Disney (and Disney World), Harry Potter, Star Wars, history documentaries, docuseries based on veterinarian clinics and zoos, and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Cara Donovan, Au.D. graduated from the University of Akron as part of the Northeast Ohio Audiology Consortium (NOAC) with her Doctorate of Audiology (Au.D.) in May 2020 after completing a very challenging externship with the Cleveland Clinic. Additionally, she obtained internship opportunities at Akron Children’s Hospital and the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. She came to Sounds of Life Hearing Center on very high recommendation and has proven to be a wonderful fit for our patients both with her talents and her spirit.
Dr. Donovan is a native of Indianapolis, Indiana. She graduated from North Central High School and continued her undergraduate education at Butler University (GO DAWGS!) where she majored in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a concentration in mild intervention for those with special needs. Dr. Donovan has a strong passion to serve and support others! In high school she organized a Prom Closet for those who could not afford to buy new dress. She loves basketball and baseball (Go Tribe!) and cannot go a day without coffee. She will eat anything sweet but doesn’t like ice cream (Dr. Curtis didn’t hold that against her)! She is also a cat mother to her cute and loving kitty, Walter. In addition, Dr. Donovan has a loving family and is able to see them often! She is very excited to continue showing them all the wonderful parts of Northeast Ohio!
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“The people in the office are very welcoming and professional. They answered all my questions. I am definitely a happy customer.”
“Dr. Curtis and her staff are true professionals. I was slowly losing my hearing in my left ear and recently developed a drumming noise in that same ear. It turned out to be an acute case of ear-wax buildup. Dr. Curtis took care of my problem in one visit. I can hear great again ! Thanks Doc.”
“I am enjoying a much better quality of life thanks to Dr. Curtis. She is friendly, knowledgeable and has been very attentive to my hearing needs. I have been able to live life again without the frustration of always being on alert to try to hear and listen. Dr. Curtis is a true professional and I highly recommend Sounds Of Life.”
At Sounds of Life Hearing Center, we believe in delivering compassionate, innovative, person-centered hearing healthcare to improve quality of life for individuals, families and our community.
Our expert audiologists know hearing is part of your health and that your ability to live your life in the way you want is of utmost importance!
We aren't a hearing aid store. Rather, we are a center for excellence in the diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss, tinnitus and auditory processing disorders. We go far beyond the basic screening and take in-depth measurements to show you what you hear, what you can do with what you hear, and how to enhance your listening experience.
The best way to treat most hearing losses is with technology and we sell and fit hearing aids by all major manufacturers; however, we use proven research-based techniques to help you get your best possible outcomes. Most importantly, we work with our patients to find the best solution for their unique lives and ensure that they undergo a truly rehabilitative hearing loss, using tools far beyond the hearing aids themselves to re-train their brain to understand sounds and to make conversations and listening easier.
You're always the right age to treat your hearing loss! Don't wait to live your best lives – contact us today!
Hearing care services
Our BEST PRACTICE services include the following:
- Comprehensive diagnostic hearing evaluations for adults and children
- Patient-centered development of rehabilitative treatment plans for adults and children
- Adult & Pediatric hearing aid assessments and fittings with advanced tools such as real-ear measurements and electroacoustic evaluation (test-box measurements)
- Tinnitus assessment and rehabilitation
- Cochlear implant candidacy evaluations, surgical referrals, mapping/programming, and continuing care
- Auditory processing evaluations for adults and children
- Ear cleanings via manual extraction, suction, and irrigation if needed
- Experience in working with patients with educational needs, complicated medical histories, and/or cognitive decline
- Advanced diagnostic tools such as speech=in-noise testing, tympanometry and otoacoustic emissions
- In-depth hearing aid cleanings with dehumidification in the Redux hearing aid dryer
- Unbundled hearing aid pricing with optional service packages
- Assistive listening devices
- In-office hearing aid repairs (when possible)
- Veteran hearing evaluations and hearing aid services
- Hearing protection & hearing loss prevention
- Traveling services (at additional cost)
Service pets welcome
Assistive listening devices
Hours of operation
|Monday||8:30 am - 5 pm|
|Tuesday||8:30 am - 5 pm|
|Wednesday||8:30 am - 5 pm|
|Thursday||8:30 am - 5 pm|
|Friday||8:30 am - 1 pm|
Service pets welcome
Assistive listening devices
Accepted forms of payment
- American Express
- Financing available for those who qualify
- Insurance accepted, please call for details