Gulf Coast Hearing Centers - Fort Walton Beach

"When you think of hearing aids, think of Gulf Coast Hearing"
906 Mar Walt Dr Ste A Ft Walton Beach, FL 32547
Your Hearing Network

Clinic staff


Timothy Smith


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

This provider is licensed in Florida (#AS 3989).
This provider participates in the following insurance and discount plans: Steamfitters Local 449, CAP, LECOM, Unified Hearing, Advanced Hearing Providers, AAA, Federal Employee Program, Northwood, Plumber and Pipefitter 803, Paragon Home Resources, Metra, Union Reporter, Lake Medical Imaging, HealthPass, Plumber and Pipefitter 295, Highmark Employee Discount , MCAS, Pruitt Medicare, Perkspot, OCCM, Homelink, PEHP, Summit Township, AMAC, Jordan Furniture, Care and Save Discount Prg, Senior Provider Network, Heavy and Highway and Harmony Hearing.

Julee Zornes


Dr. Julee Zornes joined our team in November 2017 with 6 years experience working in the area. She earned her Doctorate of Audiology (AuD) and her Bachelors Degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of South Alabama in Mobile. Dr. Zornes is nationally certified by the American Speech Language Hearing Association, with Certification of Clinical Competency (CCC-A) and is also a member of the Florida Academy of Audiology. She grew up in a military family, but considers the Mississippi Gulf Coast home. When not working in the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two very active young sons. 

This provider is licensed in Florida (#AY 1680).
This provider participates in the following insurance and discount plans: LECOM, CAP, Unified Hearing, AAA, Union Reporter, Federal Employee Program, Steamfitters Local 449, Northwood, Paragon Home Resources, Plumber and Pipefitter 803, Metra, Advanced Hearing Providers, AARP-HearUSA, Harmony Hearing, MCAS, HealthPass, Highmark Employee Discount , Care and Save Discount Prg, Plumber and Pipefitter 295, Lake Medical Imaging, Hearing Care Solutions, UAW, Homelink, PEHP, OCCM, Jordan Furniture, Pruitt Medicare, Perkspot, Summit Township, AMAC, NEI, Senior Provider Network, Heavy and Highway and VA Choice.

Mallory Garner

Office Manager

Mallory Garner is the Office Manager at Gulf Coast Hearing Center in Fort Walton Beach. She graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2008 and moved to Florida in 2017 after tying the knot with her sweetheart. She loves people and chocolate. 


Teri Bryan

Insurance Billing Expert

Billing Specialist, Teri Bryan, joined our team in November, 2017.  She has 25 years of experience in the insurance industry and understands the challenges that insurance can present.  Teri has resided in the Fort Walton Beach area for over 28 years and is regularly involved with the cycling community.  Her passions include family, health, fitness, friends and reading.  Teri is married with 2 children and 5 grand children.

James Dame

This provider is licensed in Florida (#AS1565).
This provider participates in the following insurance and discount plans: PEHP, HealthPass, Pruitt Medicare, Perkspot, AAA, Harmony Hearing, Care and Save Discount Prg, Lake Medical Imaging, Heavy and Highway, Steamfitters Local 449, LECOM, Plumber and Pipefitter 295, Homelink, Jordan Furniture, OCCM, MCAS, Paragon Home Resources, Summit Township, Senior Provider Network, Plumber and Pipefitter 803, Highmark Employee Discount , AARP-HearUSA, Union Reporter, Metra, Unified Hearing, AMAC, CAP, Federal Employee Program, Advanced Hearing Providers, Northwood and Hearing Care Solutions.

Clinic reviews

Read 61 verified patient reviews for Gulf Coast Hearing Centers - Fort Walton Beach! Their average review score is 4.93 () from 61 reviews.

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“Tim Smith has been extremely helpful and friendly. His office staff seems organized and helpful. Would recommend him highly to anyone in need of hearing aids. ”

of Shalimar, FL   
05/06/2019    Review received via mail
5 out of 5 1.

“My experience was excellent! Julee was very friendly and efficient. She quickly handled my request. She went the extra mile and volunteered to clean my equipment. I am impressed! Thanks for the great service. ”

of Fort Walton Beach, FL   
04/30/2019    Review received via mail
5 out of 5 1.

“She is tops in our book, from the first time we met her until almost a year later. She helped us at no cost the last time we went to her office in Florida. We moved here, had a need and she stepped in! Now my husband sees her regularly and they just begun. She is efficient, knowledgeable, talented, kind, compassionate and full of understanding. We find her to be such a gift to us! Fought to get her on VA! Absolutely do it!!”

of Fort Walton Beach, FL   
04/30/2019    Review received via mail
5 out of 5 1.

“From the time I walked in to the last visit I was happy. Doctor and office folks were great. The first time I've spent money and never questioned my decision. I'll never go anywhere else. Thanks guys! ”

of Shalimar, FL   
04/08/2019    Review received via mail
5 out of 5 1.

“Stopped for hearing aid repair. No problem getting an appointment. Both receptionist and audiologist were very friendly and helpful. Recommend "highly"! ”

of Stanhope, IA   
02/27/2019    Review received via mail
5 out of 5 1.

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About this clinic

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 all other major brands.  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.

Clinic 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

Call this clinic today!

(850) 353-4125

Or request an appointment online

Hours of operation

Monday9:00 am - 4:00 pm
by appointment
Tuesday9:00 am - 4:00 pm
by appointment
Wednesday9:00 am - 4:00 pm
by appointment
Thursday9:00 am - 4:00 pm
by appointment
Friday9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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
Disclaimer: This clinic profile is for general information purposes only. Financial aid and insurance coverage can vary widely by policy and should be verified with the provider before services are rendered.