Our Staff

Karl Benson, HIS

Owner, Hearing Instrument Specialist

Karl started working at Hutch Hearing in 2006. Since then, he has enjoyed seeing dramatic changes in technology advancements in the hearing healthcare industry. However, what he finds most satisfying about his job is when technology proves to meet an important need and change the life of a patient.

“The most rewarding part of working in this field is having the honor of helping someone with such a personal part of their life that makes a difference in their everyday living. I love seeing that smile on their face when they come into the office for their first follow-up appointment. The two comments I hear the most from new patients are: ‘I didn’t realize how much I was missing’ and ‘I wish I would have done this years ago.’”

Karl and his wife have three children and live in rural Hutchinson. When not at work, he spends most of his time with his family and ministries at the church he attends. Karl enjoys playing soccer and tennis, as well as raising ducks on his “farm.”

Pam Pulkrabek

Office Manager

Pam joined Hutch Hearing in 2012 as our Patient Care Coordinator. Pam’s love for people is evident as soon as someone walks through our door. Having grown up in Hutchinson, she has the ability to make a connection with all of our patients so that they feel like a part of the family when visiting our office for help.

“It’s a satisfying feeling to be able to eliminate a problem for a patient with some maintenance or simple in-office repair. One of the best parts of my job is the people I get to know!”

“I’ve been a resident of Hutchinson almost my entire life. With eight grandchildren here, I love to attend as many of their activities as possible. I’m also involved at my church, and if there is any time left, my sewing room is my happy place.”

Patient Reviews

Read a Few of Our Google Reviews

4.7 out of 5 Stars based on 19 Reviews on Google.

Read what some of our patients have to say about our staff and our office!

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John Floren, on Google

I want to start by saying Thank you to Karl Benson. He went above and beyond by helping me with my Starkey Genesis AI 24 Ric Rechargeable Hearing Aids! I received my hearing aids from the VA. I was having issues with hearing in the car, crowds and one on...

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Gary Tabbert, on Google

And then, my Oticon Hearing AIDS stopped working! 24 hours of no service, while on vacation in Central Minnesota with extended family, until we walked into the office of Hutch Hearing and met Dr. Carl, 3 blocks from our hotel in Litchfield MN. He confirmed a diagnosis of the problem,...

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Kent Schnurbusch, on Google

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Melanie Grell, on Google

My mother has used the hearing aid center for years and is very happy with her care here. We would recommend this center.

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Diane Kelly, on Google

This office is the best place to buy a hearing aid. Karl is friendly and always ready to help any time I need, good and friendly staff too. Thanks, Sonia

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Kollita Kollita, on Google

Such a nice staff and is always ready to help with my hearing aid when I have a problem. Great place.

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Mary Taylor, on Google

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Sheridan Petersen, on Google

Karl and his staff is great to work with. Karl listened to what my need is and why, did the assessment for my reason on being there, discovered another issue, and implemented a solution that is working for me. Thank you!

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Bryce Grundahl, on Google

Karl and his staff are awesome very helpful and friendly i would recommend them to family and friends

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Steve Dircks, on Google

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Jane Holasek, on Google

I don't use hearing aids but I can tell you this is the best place around to get them :)

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Todd Givens, on Google

This is a great place to go when shopping for Hearing AIDS. Carl is very professional , kind and caring man. His staff is superb. I don’t think most people realize how important their hearing is until they lose it. Carl is there for each and everyone to help them...

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Larry, on Google

I have been going here since the 90’s. I greatly appreciate the quality care I’m given. They sell quality warrantied hearing aides. I love the friendly atmosphere. I have a very busy schedule. They always find a way to help me out. Hearing aides have come a long way. This...

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Bonnie Aretz, on Google

Got my hearing aids here. They have good customer relationships and practices.

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Chad Paehlke, on Google

Karl is so great and easy to work with.

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Cory Vance, on Google

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Jeanie Eurich, on Google

The doctor wasn't in the Hutchinson office when we stopped but was in Litchfield, on our way home. He made time for my mother and was very helpful.

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Mark Mix, on Google