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Ronald Sutton graduated from the University of Georgia in 1977. He has practiced as a Florida Licensed Hearing Aid Specialist since moving to the area in 1977. He is also National Board Certified in Hearing Instruments Sciences. Mr Sutton has been a Manatee county resident since 1987. He and his wife, Alice, live in the East Manatee county area and enjoy boating, fishing, and other outdoor activities.
Dr. Denise Parrish, audiologist and owner of Manatee Ear Center, has practiced in the field of Speech and Hearing since 1976. Dr. Parrish earned her Doctor of Audiology at the University of South Florida. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with her Master of Science Degree in Speech and Hearing and completed her undergraduate Degree in Speech and Hearing at the University of Illinois. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. Dr. Parrish and her family moved to Manatee county 16 years ago. She is married to Jake Parrish who is a retired Manatee County Deputy and retired Palmetto Police Chief.
Since 1976, Manatee Ear Center has been committed to providing our patients with the highest quality of hearing care.
Manatee Ear Center carries advanced technology and offers a wide selection of hearing instruments to ensure that you get the right hearing system for your needs. Instruments that fit your lifestyle and your budget. You can trust us to give you the solution, the compassion, and the personalized care you deserve.
In addition to providing hearing evaluations, we also provide a wide variety of audiological services including hearing aid evaluations and dispensing, hearing aid repairs for most makes and models, and special audiological diagnostics, including neurodiagnostic auditory brainstem response tests and videonystagmography for dizziness and balance problems.
Diagnostic Hearing Evaluations,Balance Testing, Hearing Aid Sales and Service. Audiologists use advanced technology to diagnose individuals with hearing and balance problems.
Manatee Ear Center is a Multi-Line Hearing Aid Dispensery using Advance Digital Instruments from the top three Hearing Aid Manufacturers. Using Computerized Hearing Aid Analysis, we are able to ensure that your instruments are programmed optimally for your hearing loss. The majority of our hearing instruments are 'open ear'fittings. Open fit hearing aids use a tiny casing and a nearly invisible slim tube or wire that slips comfortably and nearly invisibly into the ear canal. These instruments are cosmetically appealing and there is no 'plugged-up' feeling- your voice sounds natural. These instruments are lightweight and a transparent dome replaces the need for a custom earmold. These instruments are appropriate for mild to moderately severe hearing losses.
Manatee Ear Center dispenses Digital Technology. The most advanced speech processing is achieved utilizing digital hearing aids. These devices change incoming sound into numbers that a small computer chip inside the hearing aid can manipulate in a variety of ways. Greater precision and flexiblity of pitch and loudness selection can be achieved by using multiple bands of frequency adjustments. Special circuits inside the hearing aid also help with automatic noise supression, control of whistling or feedback problems and implementation of directional microphones which helps tremendously in noisy listening environments. Additionally, many of the instruments allow the user to manually change programs to further facilitate hearing in a particular listening environment.