About Us

About Us

Welcome to Harbor Hearing. 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.

Meet Our Staff

Sharon S. Rophie, Au.D

Doctor of Audiology

Sharon S. Rophie, Au.D., owner of Harbor Hearing, P.A., has provided over 35 years of clinical experience in hearing health care throughout the Tampa Bay Area. She has been in private practice since 2002. Dr. Rophie provides comprehensive hearing evaluations, state-of-the-art hearing aids, tinnitus evaluations and treatment, and personalized counseling and education for hearing solutions.

Dr. Rophie received her Doctor of Audiology degree from the University of Florida. She received her Master’s degree in Audiology from Memphis State University and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech and Hearing Science from Indiana University. She is a member of the American Academy of Audiology, Academy of Doctors of Audiology, and American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She is a charter member of the Florida Academy of Audiology and has served as the Inaugural Treasurer, Communications Chair, and President. She is also board certified by the American Board of Audiology and has a Certificate of Clinical Competence by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. 

Dr. Rophie strives to provide personalized quality hearing health care to her patients. In her spare time she enjoys a variety of crafting hobbies and spending time with her family.

Nanci-Beth Holmes

Audiology Assistant

Nanci-Beth (yes, she has TWO first names) was a certified medical assistant in the ENT field for more than 15 years before joining Dr. Rophie at Harbor Hearing over three years ago. She is Dr. Rophie’s assistant, licensed through the state of Florida to examine ears for cerumen, counsel patients how to clean and maintain hearing aids and demonstrate how easy technology can be to help you hear better with your hearing aids. She can pair most smart phones to your made-for-iPhone and some Android devices in the office.

When she is not helping patients, she volunteers for Off-Road United Foundation. ORU is a non-profit organization which helps to support families of fallen police officers and other first responders through retreats, financially and, most recently, mental health support. The main event occurs every year around Veteran’s Day weekend at Krawl’n for the Fallen, where over 2000 off road lovers come together to support our blue family. At this Off-Road event they have raised over $500,000 over the past six years!

Nanci-Beth enjoys spending time with her family, camping, and off-roading in their Jeep Wrangler.