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Our Professionals

Dr. Julie Prutsman, Au.D., FAAA. – Dr. Julie Prutsman is licensed in Colorado as an Audiologist and Hearing Instrument Provider. Dr. Julie is a third generation hearing-instrument specialist with 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 Doctorate Degree in Audiology from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry’s School of Audiology (2003).Dr. Julie is a member of the Colorado Academy of Audiology, the American Academy of Audiology, and the International Hearing Society. She is also a member of the American Tinnitus Association (ATA), the Highlands Ranch Chamber of Commerce, and MOPS International (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers).

Dr. Julie grew up in Highlands Ranch and graduated from Highlands Ranch High School. Her husband, Patrick, is the business manager for the Sound Relief Hearing Center, and they have two wonderful children, Ethan and Hanna. In her free time, Dr. Julie loves to read, travel, ski, and spend time with family.



karen_sKaren Swensson BC- HIS – Karen Swensson is a Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist licensed in Colorado and Nevada. As Dr. Julie’s mom, she represents the second of our three generations of hearing professionals.

With over 3 decades of fulfilling patients’ hearing healthcare needs, over 5,000 patients hearing solutions achieved, and over 500 hours of Continuing Educations Credits in Advanced Hearing Technologies, Karen brings a wealth of knowledge and vast experience to the Sound Relief Hearing Center. Her credentials and accomplishments are too numerous to list.

Karen is a member of the Colorado Hearing Society and the International Hearing Society. She has also been very active in the Eastern Star, Zelza Shrine in Las Vegas.

Karen has two beautiful children and two beautiful grandchildren in the Denver, CO area. She enjoys gourmet cooking, decorating, motorcycling, traveling, dancing, playing cards, and lots of reading.



Patrick Prutsman – Patrick is co-founder of the Sound Relief Hearing Center with Dr. Julie and manages the operations for the business. Patrick earned his Bachelor’s Degree in History from The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. He spent the last 16 years with Ferguson Enterprises serving in different capacities from sales to general manager. Patrick’s passion is service and business development, and he excels in building strong personal relationships. He is excited to build develop these types of relationships in our community.

Patrick lives in Highlands Ranch with his wife, Dr. Julie, and their two adorable children. He enjoys mountain biking, snowboarding, and family time in the beautiful Colorado Rockies.



Kevin-3 Kevin McCurdy, BC-HIS – Kevin is a Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist who first worked with Dr. Julie and Karen in their Las Vegas audiology practice. He has extensive experience with the latest open-ear, digital hearing technology, which improves clarity of speech without plugging up the outer ear canal. Kevin also works with our tinnitus patients.

Kevin grew up in Massachusetts and was raised to be a Boston sports fan. He enjoys spending time in the mountains of Colorado – specifically biking.




 Faith Brauchler Faith is our Patient Care Manager. Her background has mostly been in healthcare administration, ranging from urogynecology to dental and now audiology. Faith’s goal is to connect and build relationships with our patients and their families. She is help answer your questions and assist with your insurance needs. She is a Colorado Native who loves the sunshine here in our beautiful state, especially in the summer. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her kids, photography, gardening, refinishing old furniture (anything where she can be creative), hiking, and cooking.

“I love being a part of this practice because I know firsthand, that the group of professionals that I work with every day, are making an honest, impactful, and magical difference in people’s lives. They are dedicated, caring people who truly love what they do. You could not find a better place to come to for your hearing loss and tinnitus needs.”