First Coast Audiology

Open now by appointment! 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
166 A1A N Suite 100 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
(904) 506-7029

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Melisa Sharpe,
AuD

Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Sharpe graduated from Ohio University with a M.S. in Communication Sciences in 2002 and a Doctorate in Audiology from Salus University in 2005. She worked for Clay County Schools for 17 years and started First Coast Audiology in 2017. She works with both pediatric and adult patients. 

Dr. Sharpe's passion is with hearing loss and how it effects the brain. She strongly believes in educating patients so they can make the best decision regarding treatment for their hearing loss. 

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Sarah Zak,
AuD

Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Zak received her undergraduate degree in Speech Pathology from Louisiana Tech University in 2000 and M.S. in Communication Disorders from Louisiana State University in 2002. She graduated with her Doctorate of Audiology in 2009 from the Arizona School of Health Sciences.

Dr. Zak has a passion for Pediatric Audiology and Auditory Processing Disorders. She has worked for local area ENT doctors, the Cleft Palate Clinic as well as St. Johns County Schools. 

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Angie Pardee,
CCC-A/SLP

Speech Pathologist

Angie graduated with a M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology in 2010 from the University of Southern Mississippi. She is certified in AG Bell Listening and Spoken Language Auditory Verbal Education. She has expertise in listening and spoken language therapy, reading therapy, and early intervention.

Angie enjoys Auditory Training for both school-aged children with Auditory Processing Disorders (APD) as well as adults with auditory deprivation, mild cognitive impairment, dementia, TBI, stroke, cochlear implants and APD.

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Read 15 verified patient reviews for First Coast Audiology! Their average review score is 5 () from 15 reviews.

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“She is exceptional. She spends plenty of time with you and takes time to listen to your concerns. Would definitely recommend her ”

Harry C. of Ponte Vedra, FL   
01/12/2024    Review submitted online

“Had a great experience at First Coast Audiology. Dr Sharpe provided a thorough examination, education on hearing loss, and patiently answered all of my questions. The whole process was professional, efficient and comfortable. Would highly recommend this practice. ”

Lisa V. of Saint Johns, FL   
12/15/2023    Review submitted online

“Dr. Melissa Sharpe conducted a hearing test for me and determined that I had a moderate hearing loss issue. Without any pressure to purchase hearing aids she explained how I could benefit from wearing them. Based on the results of my test she suggested a brand that best fit my particular issue. I would have expected that she'd recommend a high-end brand with a high-end price, but she did not. I did purchase the recommended product and could not have been happier with her choice. From the moment that I walked out of her office, until today (6 months later) I am amazed at the improvement in my ability to hear. I am so thankful for Dr. Sharpe's expertise in determining my particular hearing issue and recommending the right product for me. I have friends that bought their hearing aids from big box stores and are so disappointed with the quality of their hearing aids and the lack of support in dealing with their concerns. I am so happy with the improvement in my ability to hear (and so is my wife), and highly recommend Dr. Sharpe with First Coast Audiology for anyone who has hering concerns.”

John M. of Ponte Vedra, FL   
11/28/2023    Review submitted online

Official Response from First Coast Audiology:
“Thank you for your time leaving a review. We are happy you enjoyed your experience with us!”
Received 12/04/2023

“Dr. Sharpe has been my audiologist for more than two years and I have always been happy with the service and the hearing aids that I received. So much, that I asked my husband to see her and have his hearing tested. His hearing was fine, but due to an additional test that was performed, it was discovered that auditory training would be helpful for him. The training is targeting methods to assist him in processing information and I believe that it will be helpful for both of us.”

Karen M. of Jacksonville, FL   
11/16/2023    Review submitted online

Official Response from First Coast Audiology:
“Thank you for leaving a review. We are so happy you brought your husband in and I'm confident we can help!”
Received 12/04/2023

“My experience with Dr. Melisa Sharpe of First Coast Audiology was outstanding. She took a personal interest in providing excellent care and in obtaining the right hearing aids for me. She is very knowledgeable and friendly in providing the latest solutions to help with hearing loss. They have an ear wax removal machine that does wonders to cleaning out the inner ear. I highly recommend her a for all things associated to hearing loss. ”

Kenneth S. of Ponte Vedra, FL   
11/03/2023    Review submitted online

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Clinic details

The ears are the window to the brain!

NEW LOCATION NOW OPEN 

Welcome to First Coast Audiology  and First Coast Brain Builders

We take great pride in delivering quality speech, language and hearing services to the communities of Jacksonville and its neighboring areas. Our approach revolves around putting the patient at the center of care, incorporating cutting-edge technologies and evidence-based therapies to create personalized treatment plans for both children and adults. We understand how the brain works and go beyond the traditional audiogram to see how the brain process information for you and your child.

This profound understanding of the brain has motivated us to expand our services to children and adults through First Coast Brain Builders (FCBB), utilizing an Interprofessional model of intervention. Our exceptional team consist of Audiologists, Speech-Language Pathologist, and an Education Specialist, working together to provide comprehensive support to both children and adults. 

Apart from providing expert-informed care, we are deeply dedicated to ensuring accessibility to our hearing health care services for all individuals. We work with Lend an Ear Outreach, a nonprofit connecting people living below the poverty line to hearing healthcare. Additionally we take pride in serving Veterans through our participation in the VA’s Community Care Network program. Our goal is to revolutionize hearing health, empowering you to embrace life to the fullest.

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Hearing care services

- Audiologic Evaluations/Hearing Testing - Your results are collected in real-time and presented to you after on what is called an audiogram. An audiogram is a chart that visually represents your hearing ability in each ear.

- Tinnitus (a buzzing or ringing-like noise heard in one or both ears) Evaluations 

- Auditory Processing Evaluations and Therapy 

- Cognitive Screenings (Cognivue)

- Cerumen (wax) Removal (Earrigator)

- Hearing Aids (fittings and repairs)

- Earmolds

- Musician Monitors

- Ear Protection

- Speech and Language Evaluations and Therapy

- Reading Intervention

- Auditory Training for Cochlear Implant Recipients

- Auditory Training for Auditory Deprivation, TBI, Stroke, Cognitive Impairment, Dementia, Auditory Processing Disorders

- Education and Personal Attention!!

 

 

Amenities

Convenient parking

Convenient parking

Curbside service

Curbside service

Wheelchair accessible

Wheelchair-accessible

Service pets welcome

Service pets welcome

Assistive listening devices

Assistive listening devices

Pediatrics

Pediatrics

Financing available

Financing available

Telehealth services

Telehealth services

Tinnitus

Tinnitus

Screen at home

Screen/test at home

 Remote hearing aid programming

Remote hearing aid programming

Ear cleaning

Ear cleaning

Affiliations

Clinic affiliations

We are preferred providers of the NFL Players Association’s Professional Athletes Foundation. Our goal is to bring better hearing to former professional athletes and fit them with the hearing technology they need.

Clinic affiliations

We are a proud partner of HearStrong, an organization that spreads hearing loss awareness and provides hearing aids to those in need.

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Hours of operation

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

Speech, Language and Auditory Processing

Announcement for First Coast Audiology
In addition to audiology services, we have a speech language pathologist on staff who sees children and adults. Call our office for a free screening!

Amenities

Convenient parking

Convenient parking

Curbside service

Curbside service

Wheelchair accessible

Wheelchair-accessible

Service pets welcome

Service pets welcome

Assistive listening devices

Assistive listening devices

Pediatrics

Pediatrics

Financing available

Financing available

Telehealth services

Telehealth services

Tinnitus

Tinnitus

Screen at home

Screen/test at home

 Remote hearing aid programming

Remote hearing aid programming

Ear cleaning

Ear cleaning

Accepted forms of payment

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