Gulf Coast Hearing Centers - Niceville

4400 Hwy 20 East Ste 211 Niceville, FL 32578

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(850) 389-4541


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Leslie Smith,

Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences

Leslie Smith is a Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist and Hearing Aid Specialist. She is a member of Florida Society of Hearing Healthcare Professionals and the International Hearing Society. Leslie decided to join the hearing aid industry after working as a receptionist at Gulf Coast Hearing. She earned her license and a Hearing Aid Specialist in 2013 and became Board Certified in 2015.

She Is married to Andrew Smith. Leslie currently works at our Niceville and Panama City locations.

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James Dame,

Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences

Jim Dame is the owner of Gulf Coast Hearing and a licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist. He has been helping people achieve healthy hearing since 1982. After working in several other clinics, he purchased Gulf Coast Hearing and has been helping thousands of people with hearing loss for over three decades since. Jim is a member of the Florida Society of Hearing Healthcare Professionals and the International Hearing Society.

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Timothy Smith,

Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences

Tim Smith has been dispensing hearing aids as a licensed  Hearing Aid Specialist since 2006.  He was raised in Panama City and has attended Gulf Coast Community College.  He is married to Erika Dame Smith and they have three children.  When he isn't helping people hear better, he is the Baseball Commissioner of Tiger Point Sports Association. 

Tim's interests include coaching his children in baseball, spending time with his family and riding his motorcycle.

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Julee Zornes,


Dr. Julee Zornes is a licensed audiologist who earned a Bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences and a Doctorate in Audiology from the University of South Alabama. She holds a certificate of clinical competence in audiology from the American Speech Language Hearing Association and is a member of the American Academy of Audiology. Dr. Zornes joined our team of professionals in November 2017 bringing with her 6 years’ experience helping people with hearing needs in our area.

When not working in the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two very active young sons. 

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Kendra Regan,
Office Manager

Kendra is our Office Manager with over a decade of experience in Customer Service and Human Resources. She joined our team in 2017 and is dedicated to assisting all patients with their hearing healthcare needs and goals.


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Read 34 verified patient reviews for Gulf Coast Hearing Centers - Niceville! Their average review score is 4.97 () from 34 reviews.

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“Gulf Coast Hearing Center has been very helpful and supportive of me. They gave me the help that I need and this place is the greatest! ”

Ginger S. of Niceville, FL   
12/13/2019    Review received via mail

“Very nice people. Enjoy my visits. ”

Kathy B. of Niceville, FL   
11/08/2019    Review received via mail

“I was tested by Kaitlyn Locke, HAS, she was very good and ran several tests. She is very polite. ”

Janice W B. of Valparaiso, FL   
08/26/2019    Review received via mail

“Mr. Dame was very professional and explained options. A big help. ”

David K. of Crestview, FL   
08/06/2019    Review received via mail

“Individuals were professional, knowledgeable and most of all, caring. Was treated as a valued customer and not just a number. Would most definitely recommend GCH to others. ”

Troy T. of Crestview, FL   
04/30/2019    Review received via mail

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Clinic details

When you think of hearing aids, think of Gulf Coast Hearing!

At Gulf Coast Hearing Centers, helping you hear better is our top priority. We value the trust that our patients place in us and enjoy a reputation of honesty and integrity. We have helped the people of of Bay County and the surrounding areas hear better since 1982.  We hope that you will give us the opportunity to serve you and your loved ones.

We work in full cooperation with your physician and as a full-service hearing aid dispensary, we feature the latest digital hearing aids from Oticon and Phonak.  We also carry a complete line of accessories and assistive listening devices to make life more enjoyable.

We have three locations to serve you better:

Gulf Coast Hearing Centers – Panama City 2232 Saint Andrews Blvd Panama City, FL 32405

Gulf Coast Hearing Centers – Fort Walton Beach 906 Mar Walt Dr Fort Walton Beach FL, 32547

Gulf Coast Hearing Centers – Niceville 4400 Florida 20 E, Suite 211 Niceville, FL 32578

Call today for your free hearing test and begin your journey to better hearing.

Hearing care services

Gulf Coast Hearing Centers offer a full range of hearing services, including:

  • Hearing testing and audiometry
  • Ear impressions
  • Hearing aid sales and fittings – all styles and technology levels
  • 30 day hearing aid trials
  • Hearing aid education and counseling
  • Hearing aid services: cleaning, checking, maintenance, repairs, accessories

Hours of operation

Monday9 am - 5 pm
Tuesday9 am - 5 pm
Wednesday9 am - 5 pm
Thursday9 am - 5 pm
Friday9 am - 3 pm
SaturdayOpen by appointment

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Accepted forms of payment

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Debit
  • Financing available for those who qualify
  • Insurance accepted, please call for details
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