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 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 McCurdy, BC-HIS – Kevin is a Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist who first worked with Dr. Julie and Karen in their audiology practice in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kevin moved to Colorado this year to be the specialist in our Centennial office. 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 When you call in the first time to schedule an appointment, you will probably speak with Faith. She handles the scheduling of all of our new patients. Faith will answer your questions, and she will assist you with everything you need to know before your visit.
Faith is a Colorado native, and she lives in Parker with her two children.