Three Generations of Hearing Care – Over twenty-five years ago, Dr. Julie Prutsman recalls watching her Uncle Bill, Aunt Alice, and mother Karen helping people with hearing loss and being instantly drawn to the profession. In fact, the family jokes that audiology must be “in the genes” since Dr. Julie’s grandfather – William Herholtz – started his family in the profession in 1952 when he opened his first Beltone practice in Grand Rapids, Michigan. For the past sixty years, the family’s goal has been to offer professional, trust-worthy, and compassionate care to those seeking better hearing and communication abilities. After 12 years of working in her parents’ practice, Dr. Julie started the Sound Relief Hearing Center in her hometown of Highlands Ranch, Colorado. While continuing the family tradition, she has been fortunate enough to combine two of her passions: helping the people of Denver improve their quality of life through better hearing and serving the community. Dr. Julie strives to achieve this goal by educating the community about the latest advancements in hearing technology, as well as eradicating the misconception that nothing can be done to help people who suffer from tinnitus (ringing of the ears). She is an expert in finding the right treatment approach for each individual patient, since no two cases of hearing loss or tinnitus are the same. Dr. Julie Prutsman is licensed in Colorado as an Audiologist and Hearing Instrument Provider. She received 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), Dr. Julie grew up in Highlands Ranch and graduated from Highlands Ranch High School. Dr. Julie loves to read, travel, ski, and spend time with family.