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James Baker – Audiologist Profile

James Baker

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

  • What type of Tinnitus do you suffer from? - There are 4 types of tinnitus; subjective, sensory, objective, and somatic. Subjective tinnitus This is the most common type of tinnitus, and it is often caused by exposure to loud noise. Subjective tinnitus is something only you can hear. It can come and go, and can vary in length and intensity. Tinnitus is bothersome for... [Read More]
  • Gardner Audiology Implements New Technology for Tinnitus Evaluation and Treatment - Tinnitus is experienced by millions of people. Its effect on daily life ranges from not bothersome to very debilitating; in which it can negatively affect sleep, concentration, and mental health. Gardner Audiology, a Tampa Bay hearing healthcare company, has recently implemented a computer based tinnitus assessment tool called the Tinnometer. Successful treatment of tinnitus is... [Read More]
  • How to Prevent Costly Hearing Aid Repairs - Hearing aids need periodic cleaning and care to provide optimum benefit. It is very easy to forget that simple cleaning can go a long way toward minimizing problems; as long as they are working maintenance may seem unnecessary. Periodic cleaning of the case, microphone covers, and ear mold will reduce build up of dirt, particles... [Read More]
  • Hearing aids and tips for better communication - Hearing loss can be stressful for all parties involved in a conversation. For the hearing impaired, struggling to make sense of what is being said when hearing speech as a mumble is frustrating, fatiguing and annoying. Trying to converse with a soft spoken person can be especially difficult. On the other side, a person develops... [Read More]