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Sharon S. Rophie, Au.D.


Welcome to Harbor Hearing, P.A.

Your journey to better hearing begins here! We are a local independent practice in Palm Harbor, Florida. Our mission is to provide the best personalized, quality hearing health care in our community. We truly believe that better hearing will lead to a better quality of life. We strive to provide excellent service and achieve patient satisfaction. At Harbor Hearing we follow a patient-centered approach focusing on your individual hearing care needs. We follow best practice guidelines in Audiology for the treatment of hearing loss and tinnitus.

Latest from Harbor Hearing
Brain Fog and Central Auditory Processing Disorder
Since 2020’s pandemic, our world has been evolving. Those who had COVID-19 may have experienced cough, shortness of breath, headache, fatigue, and fever. These symptoms are well known, but research about the aftermath of COVID-19 is still ongoing.  According to Talya …
Hearing Aids and Safety
Hearing aids can not only improve quality of life but also your safety. Hearing aids improve safety in many ways. You need hearing when walking along busy streets to avoid passing cars. You need hearing to notice your cooking timer going …
How Hearing Aids and Glasses Differ
I often find myself counseling patients regarding the difference between vision loss and hearing loss. Most patients feel as though amplification is an easy fix, just as their prescription eyewear. Types of Hearing Loss Although both glasses and hearing aids are …
Finding Optimism in the Diagnosis 
February is known for Valentine’s Day but did you know that February 3rd is National Optimist day? Optimism can be described as a reflection of hope and positivity during hard times. Finding optimism during challenging times can be hard, and maintaining …
Sudden Idiopathic Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Our ability to hear is something we often take for granted. We don’t understand the wonder of hearing until the sounds around us are taken away. Although hearing loss is generally gradual, it can sometimes be sudden. If you experience a …
6 Communication Strategies to Help Hearing Aid Users
Good communication habits are vital in any relationship but especially when talking to someone with hearing aids. By acting strategically about where, when, and how to communicate, friends and relatives can avoid miscommunication pitfalls and optimize their interactions. A person’s success …
The Who, What, Where, When and How of a Central Auditory Processing Evaluation
Who can diagnose a Central Auditory Processing Disorder?  Only an Audiologist can evaluate and diagnose a Central Auditory Processing Disorder. Processing is a complex task; those with auditory processing concerns may be referred to other specialties for further evaluation.  Who can …
Common Deceptions About Hearing Aids and How They Limit You
“Everybody has excuses. Champions don’t use them.”  Every time I hear this quotation, I am reminded of how much our mindset influences our lives. The top athletes in the world have had to overcome incredible obstacles—difficult training, severe injuries, and rough …
Tinnitus Causes and Treatment
As an audiologist I was trained to identify, diagnose, and manage or treat disorders of the inner ear. One of the most common disorders I help treat and manage is called tinnitus. Tinnitus is commonly described by my patients as ringing …
Common Misconceptions About Amplification
Have you ever said the following: “Hearing aids are too expensive,” “Hearing aids are all the same” or “Hearing loss is normal for my age”? These common misconceptions are dangerous since they can cause you to ignore your hearing loss or …

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