Thank you Dr. Thorpe and Kiersten: I am probably your least "techy" client. You have been so patient and helpful in explaining everything (over and over). I'm afraid it will take me awhile. Thank you (in advance!). I appreciate the friendliness and kind spirit of all the office staff. Judy Lambert
My husband just left his first appointment with Dr. Olson and is very happy with his visit. His anxieties were alleviated by Dr. Olson's confident, caring, and professional manner when an unexpected procedure was needed. Questions were easily and thoroughly answered and supportive staff members were kind and pleasant. The overall visit was comfortable, reinforcing our decision to have this audiological group as part of our overall care.
"HearCare"...what a prefect name for this office. So glad I was recommended to go there. Extremely friendly staff (made you feel very welcomed) and Dr. Thorpe is perfect for what she does.....very precise, trusting and explains everything. And I can hear much better too. No hesitation for recommending.
I have been going to HearCare for 10 years and think this is one of the best medical experiences I have had. Dr. Thorpe gets to know you, what is important to you and has outstanding advice and solutions for hearing loss. I couldn't be happier with results. When issues occur, like losing a hearing aid or an equipment failure, they remedy the situation expediently and effectively. I highly recommend HearCare.
I am responding for my mother. From the first phone call the staff was kind and knowledgeable.The technician who tested her was very thorough and kind. We have only had one visit and will be returning soon for her next visit. Thank you and see you soon.
Seriously!, the best Dr's visit I could've had! Dr. Olsen spend's quality time with you, is very thorough, and is sure that you have any and all questions answered - personal, kind, patient, etc...I went in because our band is getting in-ears - I wanted to check my hearing for any adjustment's that would need to be made in the devices. I was pleasantly surprised at the kindness and hospitality of the all the staff and professionalism of the Dr. I was so impressed I've already referred friends!
Dr. Jeff Olson is an outstanding audiologist who takes time to get to know the patient and determine individual needs. On my most recent visit he saw me on the same day my ENT specialist requested. He reviewed hearing test results with me and answered all of my questions. Dr. Thorpe also saw me that same day and is competent, friendly and caring . I highly recommend Hear Care!
I was welcomed to the office and offered something to drink while I waited. The office was clean and there was plenty of parking. Dr. Lundstrom was fantastic and I will return next year to see if there were any changes. The office is located on Nokomis Avenue not far from downtown Venice Island. I highly recommend.
Everything was positive at HearCare from the moment I made my initial phone call & talked to Beth, to arriving at a bright and friendly office , to my exam and consultation with Dr. Pulido. Dr. Pulido is patient, encouraging and warm. She thoroughly addressed all my concerns about entering into the life of wearing a hearing aid. The support offered at HearCare is exceptional. I feel comfortable in knowing that I can confer with the staff on any issues that may arise. Also, many thanks to Kiersten for detailed instructions on caring for my new hearing aids.
Its’s Been Nearly Two Years Since I First Went To Hear Care And Was Tested By Dr. Dawson.
I Was Apprehensive Due To My Experience With Previous Hearing Tests. During One Of The Test (Prior To Hear Care) I Heard Only One Faint Ping. After The Test An Attempt Was Made To Sell Me A Set Of Hearing Aids For Nearly $10,000.
Conversely I Was So Impressed With Hear Care And Specifically Dr. Dawson That I Left From My First Appointment With Hearing Aids For Both Ears.
My Experience During The Last 2 Years Has Been Trouble Free Which Is Not What I Initially Expected.
This Is A Professional, Friendly And Competent Business.
I Am Grateful That I Was Introduced To Them.
Review — Gale Wakefield
Had a great and comprehensive hearing test. Dr. Jeff Olson took a lot of time with me showing me several options of hearing aids, and had me try some demos for a week or two. I switched from one hearing aid to two, and I think this will be what I need. Everyone was very helpful and scheduling was always worked out for me. Dr, Olson and the staff have been very pleasant to work with. I would definitely recommend HearCare Audiology. Rita West
First hearing test I had in a very long time. It's nice to see the advancements since the days where you just put on headphones and raised your hand. I was quite pleased with Dr. Sarah Lundstrom. Her and her receptionist were very nice. I would highly recommend her office to you.
Dr. Jeff Olson of the Hear Care Center in Sarasota is a very capable and caring physician. He has helped me analyze my hearing problems over the past few years, discuss and prescribe hearing aids to improve my life and is always ready to listen to my needs. The staff is friendly and helpful, and the office is a very relaxing place to await an appointment, including hot coffee, cold water and tasty sweet treats! I could not expect more from their service.
With hearing aids that were 3 years old, my hearing had deteriorated to the point where I couldn't understand what was being said on TV, Church, meetings, movies, plays and couldn't hear melodies. Working with me over a period of 2 months, Dr. Thorpe fitted me a pair of Oticon1 hearing aids equipped with a t-coil that allowed me to connect directly with the church sound system as well as any other venue around town as well as a blue tooth capability that allows me to connect with my TV, a smart clip worn by my wife. The stress associated with not being able to hear clearly has been lifted. Mary worked tirelessly to adjust my hearing aids so that I could hear more clearly in a variety of venues. Her personalized attention to each client make a huge difference in a successful fitting.
Andrew Nyce, PhD
As a professional musician I know it is important to have one's hearing checked, so I decided that there's no time like the present. Dr. Mary Thorpe was knowledgeable, on time and created a very welcoming office environment. I'm happy that my hearing test revealed normal hearing - whew! I feel certain that wearing earplugs when I encounter a loud environment has been helpful in maintaining normal hearing. Dr. Thorpe created ear impressions so my new custom-fitted earplugs could be made. I like to have multiple pairs (one in my purse, one in my suitcase when I travel, etc.). I am very happy to have found Dr. Thorpe, who was recommended to me by a knowledgeable friend in Sarasota. Next year I'll return for what will become my annual checkup. I want to continue to do everything possible to preserve my hearing!!!!! Thanks, Dr. Thorpe!
I have had hearing issues most of my life. I knew there was a problem but I had no idea how bad. I always thought that people were mumbling. I couldn't tell the difference between some numbers, letters, & words especially on the phone. People were always aggravated with me & some were down right mean, causing me stress and anxiety.
After my initial hearing test Dr. Gwen Dawson told me just how bad my hearing loss was & that I would need hearing aids. I couldn't help it I started to cry. She was so compassionate & understanding! She didn't treat me like I was being a baby or over reacting. She is so sweet & one of the kindest people I have ever met! I am actually looking forward to my next appointment! And that says a lot because I have been avoiding the reality of my hearing problem for many many years.
I would highly recommend Dr. Gwen & all the staff in her office to anyone who has a hearing problem!
I have been a patient of HearCare for over two years. I cannot speak more highly of any group of medical personnel and staff than HearCare. Mary's spirit and commitment to serve permeates the whole operation - competent, well-trained, patient oriented all. Dr. Jeff Olson has served me outstandingly well in the past year through a serious problems that I have had.
I should also mention the volunteer work that the staff perform for the needy - both in this country and in Africa.
This was my first and only hearing exam. Jeff Olson interviewed me and my husband together and answered our questions. Then my husband went to the waiting room while Jeff examined my ears and tested my hearing. As each test was completed, he explained that step of the process and explained the findings from the exam.
The staff at HearCare Audiology are each very helpful, professional and knowledgeable. I would definitely give Jeff, this office and the staff a thumbs up rating in every way.
Outstanding exam, I had my hesitations for having the hearing test but am so glad that I did. The results of the test let me know what my hearing problem were and what caused the loss of hearing and how to best correct the loss of hearing. Sarah was courteous, professional and took her time to detail my test and to make sure I understood how to respond to the sounds. 5 Stars for Doctor Sarah Lundstorm !!!!
I finally decided to make an appointment with HearCare Audiology Center and I am very happy I did. I was seen by Dr Dawson who is very kind, patient and answers all of my questions. She also wears hearing aids, which made me happy, because I felt she could relate to the problems I was having. All in all, I highly recommend Dr Dawson and HearCare Audiology to anyone with hearing issues. Thank you Dr. Dawson. HearCare Audiology is the best.
Hear Care has lots of things going for it: First, appointments are easy to get and promptly kept. I appreciate not being kept waiting. Second, the audiologist I work with, Dr. Mary Thorpe, has lots of experience and is a great diagnostician. She seems able to get to the root of the problem easily. Plus, the office is quite attractlve--with free coffee and goodies. Keep up the good work, Guys!
I purchased the OPN Oticon 1 digital hearing aids with Blue Tooth technology. They were well worth the cost. Not only has my hearing improved, but I am enjoying all the benefits of the Blue Tooth technology. They work great with my Iphone (for both calls and Itunes) and Ipad (especially when viewing shows on Netflix) as well as the TV Box which enables direct sound to my hearing aids. At this point, I would be lost without them. If you are considering spending the extra money, go for it . Jennilee Pulido was my audiologist and provided excellent service. She made the whole experience a pleasant one. This was a big learning curve for me and she made it flawless. I would highly recommend this Hear Care Center for all of your hearing needs.
I have had an excellent experience with HearCare.
the initial conversation with my specialist Dr. Rose was very professional and encouraging. the options were laid out in easy to understand terms. After I made a decision to purchase the hearing aid I received ongoing support without a question.
I recommend HearCare because they have enhanced my life.
Both doctors I have had at Hear Care have been wonderful. They never rush and always give me s a better understanding of how my hearing aids work. I actually enjoying my visits and always leave feeling satisfied.
A pleasurable experience. All my questions answered. I was told if I experience any problems to get in touch with them. That was what they were there for. I believe I could call and ask them about any difficulties I am experiencing with my new hearing device. Plus they took me the same day!!! Would definitely recommend them to anyone who is experiencing a hearing loss.
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Good afternoon, I'm glad to have the opportunity to tell you that my visit was great and left my daughter and I with the feeling that I made the right decision in seeing a professional to test my hearing and recommend a 'fix'. Ms Dawson was so nice and knowledgeable. She made it easy to make the arrangements. See you soon Elizabeth Glaser.
Excellent and friendly office. Dr was very efficient, informative and timely. Also office was very welcoming, comfortable and clean! Would definitely recommend your office for hearing check and/or issues!
On the recommendation of my doctor, I came to HearCare for a hearing test. I will be returning in a week to get my hearing aids so I don't have too much to report. I enjoyed Doctor Pudillo who was friendly and very informative.She told me I would have 30 days to determine if the aids are working properly. Time will tell if all things work out for me. After this first appointment I am pleased with the information I received.
Well I finally made the appointment that I had been putting off until my hearing was so bad that I was reading lips for many years. After my test yesterday Dr. Thorpe told me the results and I knew my right ear was 100% gone but she said I would be a perfect candidate for the Lyric! I thought this was something I'd have to wait to try but to my surprise she measured me and put the lyric in my ear and I just started tearing up because it was the first time in 40 years that I could actually hear and I have missed out on so much because of it. So today I heard the rain for the first time and I spoke to my customers and could hear everything not parts of the conversations. Thank you so much for my new life "Hearing" again. I'm still overwhelmed that it was all done in a day.
Dr. Dawson is a knowledgeable and caring doctor. She takes the time to assure proper testing, analysis and recommendations are done and you understand them. She wears hearing aids allowing her to treat you from a very personal perspective. Follow up assures complete satisfaction. And all the staff are friendly and helpful. Highly recommend Dr. Dawson & staff.
The office is run exceptionally well; Molly, the receptionist, is friendly and competent. On my most recent visit I saw Dr. Thorpe who is just great, on time, goes out of her way to be helpful, shares information, and takes care of any hearing issues. A business very well run, a pleasure to go.
Today my visit to Hear Care was almost all I could wish for. It was a 5 star result. Following a hearing test, one I had not had in several years, the doctor adjusted my hearing aids to a level I have not had in many, many months. Why, I could even lower the level needed to listen to my car radio; Instead of a level 12 or 13, I am now down to a level 8. I recommend Hear Care for those in need of hearing adjustments.
Needing hearing aids for the first time I received a referral from a good friend. I made an appointment and was very impressed with the facility,
the staff and the product. The audiologist explained in great detail the use
of hearing aids.
I am very happy with every facet of the service provided.
I would recommend this company to all my friends.
My appointments at HearCare has always been a positive and enjoyable experience.I originally started with Dr.Thorpe who is a delight. From there I moved to Dr Rose (who has since left) who really helped me maintain my Lyric which I had problems with. I currently work with Jeff who has spent a lot of quality time assisting me with an alternative to my Lyric hearing aid. He answered all my questions and helped me in choosing an external hearing device. The office staff members are also very kind and efficient and are able to assist with any minor fixes you may need. I highly recommend this practice and i feel as if I have become a member of their friendly and well qualified family.