Physician's Choice Hearing and Dizziness Center has been in the Tampa area since 1995. We've been a stable, reliable part of this community for decades; we haven't even moved offices! You can count on us to be steady and reliable, unlike fly-by-night hearing aid distributors. We truly know and care about the Tampa community, and we'll be here for you, helping take care of you, for as long as you have your hearing aids. The majority of our new patients are referrals from existing patients because the people we serve are so satisfied with their care.
We've been working together as a team since day one, which means we take a family approach not just within our office but also with our patients. It's not uncommon for us to form friendships with our regular patients because we care about you, your hearing, and your life.
Dr. Sims has been trained to diagnose and treat hearing impairment, tinnitus, and vertigo, and he enjoys improving people's lives through better hearing. He received his graduate education at the University of Tennessee and performed his doctoral work at the Arizona School of Health Sciences, and he has been practicing in Tampa for more than a decade. He is clinically certified in Audiology by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, the Florida Academy of Audiology, and the Florida Speech-Language Hearing Association.
Dr. Clark specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of hearing and balance disorders and has successfully treated thousands of patients, and he is dedicated to helping those with hearing as well as balance disorders. He has been treating different forms of vertigo for more than 20 years. He received his graduate education at the University of Florida and has been practicing audiology in Hillsborough County for over nearly two decades. Dr. Clark is clinically certified in Audiology by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and the Florida Academy of Audiology.
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Audiologists are allied health professionals who have special training in the prevention, diagnosis, and non-medical treatment of hearing disorders and may be found in medical centers, hospitals, clinics, private practice and schools. In addition, they have specialized training to identify abnormalities that require medical attention. Qualifications include: a master's or doctoral degree from an accredited university, state licensure, completion of a full-time internship and passing a demanding competency examination. These professionals belong to several national organizations guided by a Code of Ethics requiring that audiologic services must be provided in an ethical manner. By virtue of their graduate education, professional certification, and licensure, audiologists are the most qualified professionals to select and verify the performance of hearing aids.
Dr. Jeff Clark, Au.D. and Dr. Scott A. Sims, Au.D. at Physician’s Choice Hearing & Dizziness Center hold the following credentials: Doctor of Audiology and the prestigious Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and they are Fellows of the American Academy of Audiology.
Hearing Aid Specialists can sell hearing aids. They are required to be 18 years or older and provide evidence of a high school diploma or its equivalency. An application must be completed along with remitting the required fees. In the state of Florida, two photographs must be also be submitted along with three letters of good moral character. A brief training course must also be taken and they must pass a licensure exam. In order to register in the training program, a home study course must be completed.