Gulf Coast Hearing Centers - Panama City

"When you think of hearing aids, think of Gulf Coast Hearing"
2232 St Andrews Blvd Panama City, FL 32405
Your Hearing Network

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James Dame

BC-HIS, Owner

James Dame is graduate of Florida State University. He chose to enter the hearing aid profession as a Hearing Aid Specialist in 1982 and has owned Gulf Coast Hearing Centers since 1989. He became a Board Certified - Hearing Instrument Specialist in 1991. He is married with 6 children. He loves FSU sports and plays golf for recreation.

This provider is licensed in Florida (#AS1565).
This provider participates in the following insurance and discount plans: Federal Employee Program, MCAS, AARP-HearUSA, Prime Health, Harmony Hearing, Hearing Care Solutions, OCCM and Homelink.

Leslie Smith


Leslie is a life long resident of Panama City. She graduated from Gulf Coast State College and attended Florida State University. She became familiar with the family business by working for her dad (Jim) in 2008 as the Panama City office receptionist. In 2012, she decided to pursue her career in the hearing aid business. After hours of hard work and studying, she completed the training program and achieved her license as a Hearing Aid Specialist in May 2013. She received her National Board Certification in September 2015. She Is married to Andrew Smith. Leslie currently works at our Niceville and Panama City locations.

This provider is licensed in Florida (#AS4945).

Kaiytlin Locke


Kaitlyn joined the GCH team as a receptionist in August 2015. Having graduated from the University of South Florida in the spring of 2014, she was looking to get her foot in the door of our industry, and the perfect opportunity presented itself in the Panama City office. After a short time she began training through IHS and obtained her HAS license in September 2016. Kaitlyn is a born and raised resident of Holmes County where she spends as much time as possible outside with her family and animals. She is happy to be seeing patients at the Panama City and Niceville offices.


This provider is licensed in Florida (#AS 5226).
This provider participates in the following insurance and discount plans: MCAS, Harmony Hearing, Northwood, AFE USA, AARP-HearUSA, Federal Employee Program, Advanced Hearing Providers, CAP Connection, Perkspot, Prime Health, AMAC, Homelink, OCCM and Hearing Care Solutions.

Julee Zornes


Dr. Julee Zornes is a licensed audiologist providing audiology services to our patients.  
She is a professional in her field and can help identify, diagnose and treat your hearing needs with the latest technology in hearing aids and devices.

This provider is licensed in Florida (#AY 1680).
This provider participates in the following insurance and discount plans: Perkspot, AMAC, OCCM, UAW, Advanced Hearing Providers, Homelink, Federal Employee Program, Northwood, CAP Connection, AARP-HearUSA, Prime Health, Hearing Care Solutions, AFE USA, MCAS, VA Choice, NEI and Harmony Hearing.

Clinic reviews

Read 81 verified patient reviews for Gulf Coast Hearing Centers - Panama City! Their average review score is 4.93 () from 81 reviews.

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“Dr. Dame is the best! Always caring and considerate. Never in a hurry. Goes overboard to make things work. Love this Dr. ”

02/06/2019    Review received via mail
5 out of 5 1.

“Oticon behind the ear aids were instantly comfortable, hardly noticeable, improved hearing and professional, responsive staff. I could not be more pleased. ”

of Panama City, FL   
01/25/2019    Review received via mail
5 out of 5 1.

“My wife and I can communicate again. ”

of Panama City Beach, FL   
01/23/2019    Review received via mail
5 out of 5 1.

“They are very helpful and explain everything that I ask them. My hearing aids are wonderful and I don't have to keep the TV so loud and ask my family "What did you say?". ”

of Panama City Beach, FL   
01/23/2019    Review received via mail
5 out of 5 1.

“Mr. James W Dame was outstanding! Here is why outstanding: listening ability (excellent eye contact), knowledge, facilities and office staff. ”

of Panama City, FL   
12/28/2018    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 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.

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) 257-7804

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Hours of operation

Monday9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Accepted forms of payment

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  • 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.