Welcome to Placid Audiology

Independently owned, Independently operated

What does that mean to you?

As your local, professional audiology practice, Placid Audiology carries a variety of hearing aid makes and models from leading manufacturers, from entry level to high-end technology. All of the hearing instruments from Placid Audiology are professionally fit by a licensed Doctor of Audiology, have manufacturer warranties for repair and loss and damage, and local service. We specialize in finding the right hearing aid for your hearing needs, lifestyle, AND budget. Hearing aids may be an appropriate solution for your hearing difficulties, but only after comprehensive diagnostic testing to rule out other medical conditions, can that be determined. Contact us to explore your options. Hearing aids are only one component of a comprehensive hearing health care plan.

We accept most major insurances as well as offer convenient payment options.


Most insurance plans have at least some coverage for diagnostic services. Some insurance plans also offer a hearing aid benefit. We will help you navigate the often confusing world of health insurance.

Our Staff

Dr. Karen Wolff received her AuD (Doctor of Audiology) degree from Arizona School of Health Sciences in 2003. Prior to that she received her Masters Degree in Audiology from Hunter College in Manhattan. Originally from Massachusetts, Dr. Wolff began her audiology career working in a variety of medical and clinical settings in Maine and Vermont. In 1992 she moved to Saranac Lake and was employed at a private practice Audiology group, working at several locations throughout the north country for over 23 years. Educating people about hearing protection and hearing loss, and helping patients overcome their difficulties with hearing or tinnitus has always been her passion. In 2016, with the support of her husband and 3 children, Placid Audiology became a reality. Today Dr Wolff and Placid Audiology have been voted “Best of the Mountains” every year since.

When Dr. Wolff is not at her beautiful office in Lake Placid, she enjoys spending time with her family in New York and Cape Cod, and helping with the family hobby of making maple syrup each spring. She volunteers her time on the board of Saranac Lake Health Association and Hearing the Call. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and a member of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology. She completes more than the required hours of continuing education in her field each year, and is always seeking new information that may benefit her patients.

To schedule a hearing or tinnitus evaluation, please call 518-523-0090

Office hours:
At this time all visits to our office are by appointment only. Please call to discuss your needs: 518-523-0090

We participate with most insurance companies Major credit cards accepted - Financing available