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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

  • iPhone compatible Starkey Halo 2 hearing aid review - Starkey Laboratories, based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota offers a newer version of it’s iPhone compatible Halo hearing aid. The Halo2. The Halo2 comes in a smaller version using a 312 battery. When used with the free “Trulink” app (available at the app store), your iPhone allows you to make changes to the hearing aids. Features... [Read More]
  • Repair your Phonak hearing aids in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida - Debris and moisture can affect Phonak hearing aid performance. Often, cleaning the hearing aid can resolve the problem. It is typically not necessary to use any kind of liquid to clean hearing aid, although there are some products available that are safe such as Glisten-aide which does contain alcohol. Straight alcohol should be avoided; it... [Read More]
  • 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]