James Baker – Audiologist Profile

I am originally from Lexington, Missouri and have been a resident of St. Petersburg, Florida since age 3. I currently hold the Doctor of Audiology degree from the University of Florida. I previously earned my Master’s degree in Audiology from the University of South Florida. My hobbies include fishing and working in the yard. I’m married with an eighteen year old daughter. Prior to my career in audiology I served as an electronics technician the U.S Coast Guard, stationed in Mayport, FL. After receiving my bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of South Florida I worked with developmentally disabled adults at the residential facility and sheltered workshop at Pinellas Association for Retarded Children (PARC) in St. Petersburg, and then as a Vocational Rehabilitation counselor for the Florida Department of Labor. Following completion of my Master’s degree, I worked with Jay Farrior M.D. at the Farrior Ear Clinic in Tampa for 23 years until I joined joined Gardner Audiology. I am a member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA), the American Academy of Audiology, and the Florida Academy of Audiology.

Recent Posts by James Baker

  • How to repair Oticon hearing aids in Tampa Bay, Florida - A little maintenance goes a long way toward minimizing repairs requiring the assistance of a professional. Tampa is known for its proximity to the beaches and tourist attractions. It’s also known for heat and humidity and frequent afternoon thundershowers in the summer months. Humidity, perspiration, dust, skin oils and dead skin all contribute to the... [Read More]
  • Features and benefits of hearing aids sold in the Tampa Bay area - Today’s modern hearing aids come in different levels of technology to suit different lifestyles. The lifestyles of people who live in Tampa Bay can range from relatively quiet/sedentary to very active and robust. The features and their benefits are important to consider when deciding on which technology level and options to fit your needs. Most... [Read More]
  • CIGNA hearing aid provider in South Pasadena and St. Petersburg, Florida - Gardner audiologists in South Pasadena and St. Petersburg, Florida are providers for Cigna Health Insurance . While most CIGNA plans cover diagnostic hearing evaluations when ordered by a physician, many plans do not offer hearing aid benefits. It is essential that Gardner staff verify your benefits before service is provided. Several years ago Cigna Health... [Read More]
  • Gardner Audiology is an AETNA hearing aid provider in St. Petersburg, Florida - Gardner Audiologists are providers for Aetna Health Insurance. Many of those plans cover diagnostic hearing evaluations when ordered by a physician and also hearing aids although every plan does not have hearing aid benefits. The Gardner Audiology staff in St. Petersburg can verify your benefits. It is important to know the proper way to bill... [Read More]