Meet Your Hearing Care Professionals

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Dr. Mary O. Thorpe

AuD, FAAA
Board Certified in Audiology

Dr. Mary O. Thorpe completed her undergraduate degree in Communication Disorders at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. She then received her Masters degree in Audiology at the University of Kansas. After practicing Audiology for 25 years, Dr. Thorpe completed her Doctor of Audiology degree from the University of Florida. She is currently Board Certified in Audiology by the American Board of Audiology and is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology as well as the Florida Academy of Audiology.

As an audiologist in the Kansas City area, Dr. Thorpe practiced in various settings including, hospitals, health maintenance organizations, and Ear, Nose and Throat practices. Dr. Thorpe gained a wide range of experience in diagnostics, including audiologic, balance testing, and hearing aid fittings. She has experience with all age groups coming from this diverse background.

Dr. Thorpe, along with her family moved to Sarasota in 1987. She has worked in private practice in Sarasota for the past 25 years. Dr. Thorpe has provided hearing healthcare to many patients in the Sarasota community and has acquired an excellent reputation as a caring, compassionate provider. Her commitment to providing appropriate solutions has resulted in many satisfied patients. In order to maintain her board certification and to better serve her patients, Dr. Thorpe advances her studies in hearing science by attending educational seminars yearly.

Dr. Thorpe and her husband Jim have been married for 40 years and have four beautiful grandchildren:

  • Fellow American Academy of Audiology

  • Charter Member Florida Academy of Audiology

  • Board Certified American Board of Audiology

  • Practicing Audiology for over 30 years

Education:

  • Doctor of Audiology, University of Florida

  • Master of Arts in Audiology, University of Kansas

  • Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders,

  • Arizona State University

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Dr. Jeff Olson

AuD, FAAA
Doctor of Audiology
Nova Southeastern University.
Member of the American Academy of Audiology.

Dr. Olson has been with the HearCare Audiology team since December 2007 starting out as a Hearing Aid Assistant and Practice Development Representative. Jeffrey has recently graduated from Nova Southeastern University to become an Audiologist.

Jeffrey received his Florida Hearing Instrument Specialist License in August of 2008 and has been performing hearing screenings, prescribing, and fitting hearing devices since. Now a Doctor of Audiology and an authorized Lyric Hearing Aid provider, Jeff almost exclusively fits this unique Extended Wear device. Although Dr. Olson was born and raised in Sarasota, his mother is from Austrian descent therefore, he is fluent in the German language and has traveled extensively throughout Europe.

Jeffrey received his Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from the University of North Florida. He earned an International degree in the German Language from the University of Innsbruck, Austria. He is a member of the International Hearing Society and the Florida Society of Hearing Healthcare Professionals. Born and raised in Sarasota, Jeffrey has grown up with a love for the water including sailing and surfing. He enjoys spending time with his lovely wife and beautiful daughters.

  • Member International Hearing Society
  • Member Florida Society of Hearing Healthcare Professionals

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Management, University of North Florida
  • International Degree in the German Language, University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Doctor of Audiology, Nova Southeastern University
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Dr. Jenilee Pulido

AuD, FAAA
Board Certified in Audiology

Dr. Jenilee Pulido is excited to be a part of the HearCare staff. Dr. Pulido completed her undergraduate degree in Communication, Sciences and Disorders at the University of Florida, and upon completion she then continued on at the University of Florida to receive her Doctorate in Audiology. Dr. Pulido is currently a fellow member of the American Academy of Audiology.

Dr. Pulido was born in Baltimore, but has lived in Florida for most of her life. In college, Dr. Pulido was an active member of the Filipino Student Association where she taught cultural dances to students. This organization is where she met her husband, Raymond. In her free time, she enjoys going to the movies and hanging out with family and friends.

Education:

  • Doctor of Audiology, University of Florida
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders, University of Florida
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Dr. Gwendolyn Dawson

AuD, FAAA
Board Certified in Audiology

Dr. Dawson received both her undergraduate degree in Audiology and Speech Language Sciences and Doctor of Audiology degree from the University of Northern Colorado. Following graduation, she accepted a clinical research position focusing on tinnitus and its management at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A).

As Dr. Dawson is a hearing aid user herself, she offers a unique perspective in working with patients who are having communication difficulties as a result of hearing loss and/or tinnitus. She understands the importance of optimal hearing on a daily basis. She recently moved to Florida with her husband, Ryan, and their son. When she’s not making life better for her patients, she can be found on a standup paddleboard, a bike, or running along the beach with her family.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Audiology and Speech Language Sciences, University of Northern Colorado
  • Doctor of Audiology, University of Northern Colorado
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Dr. Sarah Lundstrom

AuD, FAAA
Board Certified in Audiology

Dr. Sarah Lundstrom completed her undergraduate degree in Biology from Central Michigan University, and upon completion continued to the University of Akron to receive her Doctorate in Audiology. While in school, Dr. Lundstrom was an active member of the Student Academy of Audiology and served on the national board as the Advocacy chairman and the PAC and GRC committee liaison. Dr. Lundstrom is currently a fellow member of the American Academy of Audiology, The Florida Academy of Audiology, and is Board Certified by the American Board of Audiology.

Dr. Lundstrom was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan where her family still resides. She lived in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio while attending the University of Akron where she met her husband, Andrew. She and her husband moved to Florida after graduation in order to enjoy the sun and the sand. Andrew is currently a high school science teacher at Booker High School in Sarasota. They recently had their first child. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, their two dogs, and going to the beach.

Dr. Lundstrom is the primary Audiologist in the Venice location and is happy to be a part of the HearCare family.

  • Fellow American Academy of Audiology
  • Member Florida Academy of Audiology
  • Board Certified American Board of Audiology

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, Central Michigan University
  • Doctor of Audiology, Univeristy of Akron