Gulf Coast Hearing Centers - Panama City

2232 St Andrews Blvd Panama City, FL 32405

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(850) 257-7804


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James Dame,
BC-HIS, Owner

Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences

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.

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Leslie Smith,

Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences

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.

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


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Read 84 verified patient reviews for Gulf Coast Hearing Centers - Panama City! Their average review score is 4.93 () from 84 reviews.

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“Professional and quality service. ”

Jerry S. of Youngstown, FL   
05/01/2019    Review received via mail

“I can HEAR!!!”

John L. of Panama City Beach, FL   
04/30/2019    Review received via mail

“I liked being able to hear so much better. The lady, Kaitlyn, who I have seen at every visit is very personable and very thorough in helping me to learn to use the hearing aids. ”

Linda P G. of Panama City, FL   
02/21/2019    Review received via mail

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

Lou Nell H.   
02/06/2019    Review received via mail

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

Michael E S. of Panama City, FL   
01/25/2019    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. Call today for your free hearing test and begin your journey to better hearing.

We offer three locations to choose from:

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


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, check-ups, maintenance, repairs, accessories

Hours of operation

Monday9 am - 5 pm
Tuesday9 am - 5 pm
Wednesday9 am - 5 pm
Thursday9 am - 5 pm
Friday9 am - 5 pm

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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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