Sound Relief Hearing Center – Scottsdale
11333 N Scottsdale Rd #200
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Fax: (480) 656-6211
Our Scottsdale, Arizona hearing center is located between Cactus Rd and Shea Blvd on North Scottsdale Rd.
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Our Hearing Health Professionals
Dr. Emily Hahn, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA
Emily grew up in Ohio. She attended Ohio University where she earned her B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders and her Doctorate of Audiology. There Emily was awarded the Outstanding Clinician in Audiology and Outstanding Graduate Student in Audiology awards. She moved to Arizona in 2018 and has loved it ever since.
Outside of audiology, Emily and her fiancé, Clay, enjoy exploring national parks around the country. So far, she has been to Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches, Glacier, Yellowstone, and Grand Teton. In Arizona, they enjoy exploring new hiking grounds and trying new restaurants and breweries.
Dr. Sarah Pitrone, Au.D.
Sarah earned her Bachelor of Science degree in audiology and speech-language sciences and her Doctorate in Audiology from the University of Northern Colorado. Prior to joining the Sound Relief team, Dr. Pitrone had an opportunity to work in a variety of clinical settings including public schools, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and neurotology. Dr. Pitrone is committed to providing excellent care and finding a personalized treatment solution for each patient.
Raised in Colorado, Sarah and her husband, Sam, moved to Gilbert, Arizona in 2018. In her free time, Sarah enjoys travel, trying new restaurants, and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Julie Prutsman, Au.D., FAAA
Julie Prutsman, owner and founder of Sound Relief Hearing Center, is a third-generation hearing health professional. Her family entered the field of hearing health care in the 1950s. Julie earned 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 doctoral degree in audiology from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry’s School of Audiology (2003). Dr. Julie is a member of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology, American Academy of Audiology, International Hearing Society, and American Tinnitus Association.
Her husband, Patrick, is the business manager for Sound Relief Hearing Center, and they have two wonderful children, Ethan and Hanna. In her free time, Julie loves to read, travel, ski, and spend time with family.
Layla Fotouhi – Patient Care Coordinator
Layla was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI. Since moving to Arizona, she can’t get enough of the sun! Her background is in Cosmetology, and she was also a Certified Nursing Assistant. Fun fact: Layla placed in the Wisconsin State Pageant for National American Miss.
To advance her ability to help people, she is taking classes at Nova Southeastern University to become an Audiology assistant. “I love seeing patients happy, and making those connections that last!”
Outside of work, Layla loves traveling and her Packers!
Do you live with ringing, rushing, or buzzing in your ears? You are experiencing tinnitus, a condition characterized by an awareness of a sound not caused by an external noise. Although tinnitus will not trigger hearing loss, its presence may negatively affect your daily routine, your relationships, your career, and your ability to relax and enjoy life. Whether it lingers in the background or dominates your sense of hearing, tinnitus can disrupt your day and leave you feeling frustrated and exhausted. The doctors at our Arizona tinnitus clinic can evaluate the severity of your tinnitus and recommend a personalized solution to treat your unique symptoms.
- ReSound LiNX Quattro with Made-for-iPhone Tinnitus Relief App
- Oticon Tinnitus SoundSupport™
- Widex Zen Tinnitus Treatment
- Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT)
If you schedule a hearing evaluation at our Scottsdale office, we will begin by asking you a few questions about your medical and hearing history. Next, your audiologist will use a lighted otoscope to inspect your outer ear and ear canal for any abnormalities. They will pay special attention to any malformations that could impact your hearing test results or require a visit to an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctor. After that, we will conduct a hearing test in a soundproof booth to determine which specific frequencies you struggle to hear.
During an audiometric exam, the audiologist will ask you a series of high-frequency and low-frequency words to determine how well you can understand speech over a short distance. In addition, we will give you several words to repeat back to us. The results of these simple tests will help us better understand your ability to hear and understand speech. In addition, we will explore whether or not hearing aids could help alleviate your symptoms.
Tympanometry tests the health of the middle ear and the mobility of the conduction bones and the eardrum (tympanic membrane). To accomplish this, the exam utilizes specialized equipment to produce variations in air pressure within the ear canal. Not technically a hearing exam, tympanometry measures energy transmission through the middle ear.
You can purchase hearing aids at hundreds of different places in Arizona. So why should you purchase hearing aids from Sound Relief Hearing Center? We offer professional hearing tests, decades of experience, and personalized treatments. Plus, we only offer the best hearing aids available, and we provide a variety of options designed to meet any budget. To ensure that your selected hearing aid produces great results, we can customize the device to suit your needs. Above all, we promise to make your experience memorable and to provide you with the greatest return on your investment in your hearing health.
Cerumen a.k.a. ear wax, protects and cleans the skin of the ear canal and assists with lubrication. Plus, it can protect the ear from bacteria, fungi, insects, water, and other unwelcome matter. However, sometimes ears produce too much ear wax, and it may become impacted and press against the eardrum. This impaction can impair your ability to hear and produce general discomfort. For help, contact Sound Relief Hearing Center. We can use specific tools and techniques to safely remove the ear wax.