Department Head and Neck Institute
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Assistive Listening Devices Evaluation and Fitting
  • Audiologic Evaluation
  • Audiology
  • Electrophysiologic Assessment of Newborns
  • Hearing Assistive Technology
  • Hearing Needs Assessment
  • Neurodiagnostics for Dizziness
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Hearing Loss
  • Tinnitus
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About Sharon Sandridge, Ph.D.

Sharon A. Sandridge, PhD, is currently Director of Clinical Services in Audiology and Co-Director of the Tinnitus Management Clinic and Audiology Research Lab at Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Sandridge received her BA and MA from the University of Akron and her PhD from the University of Florida. Her primary clinical and research interests are in the areas of amplification -- hearing aids and assistive technology, the evaluation and treatment of tinnitus, and auditory electrophysiologic assessment including neurodiagnostics, intraoperative monitoring and identification of children with hearing loss.

She and her colleague, Dr. Craig Newman, have completed a number of funded research projects and have authored a number of articles in the areas of amplification, outcome studies, electrophysiology and tinnitus.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - University of Florida
Gainesville, FL USA

Graduate School - University of Akron
Audiology & Communicative Diso
Akron, OH USA

Undergraduate - University of Akron
Communicative Disorders
Akron, OH USA

Additional Training

  • Certificate in Gerontology

Professional Highlights

  • Chair, AudiologyNOW! 2007 Convention
  • Co-Chair, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association 2018 Convention


  • Audiology

Specialty Interests

electrophysiologic assessment of hearing including newborn diagnostics, neurodiagnostics and assessment for dizziness, older adults, state-of-the-art amplification options including open-ear fittings and assistive listening devices, Tinnitus Management

Awards & Honors

  • Ohio Academy of Audiology Research Award, 2008
  • American Academy of Audiology Presidential Award, 2012
  • Cleveland Clinic Health Sciences Educator Award, 2016


  • American Academy of Audiology
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • American Auditory Society
  • Ohio Academy of Audiology
  • National Hearing Conservation Association
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 4/2/2020, Dr. Sandridge has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

34 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

3 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

dr Sharon Sandridge is the entire reason I am getting my hearing aids at the Cleveland clinic!!

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

Amazing experience! now I can hear everything I've been missing most of my life!Thank you Dr Sandridge

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

Dr. Sandridge and her assistant saw me on short notice and spent more time dealing with my issue that one patient could reasonably expect. Dr. Sandridge's skill level was outstanding. She knew how to solve the issue in a "second opinion" situation with complete clarity.

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