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Upper Valley Hearing and Balance Inc.

31 Stanfield Road, Suite 306
Troy, Ohio 45373
Phone: 937-308-7000
Provider: Jane Rudy, Au.D

Dr. Jane Rudy, an audiologist since 1974, graduated from Miami University, the University of Maryland and the University of Florida. She began her career in hearing aid research in Washington D.C. before eventually moving to Troy in 1979 where her husband became the fourth generation in his family business. After nine years with Children’s Medical Center in Dayton, Dr. Rudy saw the need for comprehensive audiology services in Miami County. In 1988, she became the first audiologist to open a private audiology practice and hearing aid dispensary in Miami County. While caring for the hearing needs of local citizens, she has been privileged to be on staff at UVMC since 1980 and to work with many fine ear, nose and throat surgeons in our area. In 2007 she expanded her practice to include Dr. Lins and opened a new state-of-the-art office located within UVMC. Dr. Rudy is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, Board Certified by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association, and licensed by the State of Ohio Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology. She has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and lectured widely on audiology issues. During her 34 years in practice Dr. Rudy has witnessed an evolution in her field and continues to be excited about sharing incredible advancements in diagnostic procedures and hearing aid technology with her patients. Dr. Rudy and her husband, Bill, have been residents of Troy since 1979. Mr. Rudy is a retired owner of Rudy, Inc. an agricultural and grain marketing business in Covington and West Milton. Mr. Rudy is a long-time survivor of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) and together they spend time addressing the needs of the disabled. Dr. and Mr. Rudy have two adult children: a son, Evan, who is in global securities and investments in Chicago; and a daughter, Anna, a graphic artist, also residing in Chicago.

Provider: Kate Williamson Lins, Au.D.

Dr. Kate Williamson Lins is a graduate of the Ohio State University (BA, MA) and the University of Florida (AuD). She has practiced audiology locally since 1997. Dr. Lins has worked closely with ear, nose, and throat physicians, in hearing instrument dispensing clinics, and has been affiiliated with Upper Valley Medical Center since 1999. In 2007, Dr. Lins and Dr. Rudy formed Upper Valley Hearing & Balance, Inc., a private audiology practice located within Upper Valley Medical Center. Dr. Lins is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, certified by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association, and licensed to practice audiology by the State of Ohio. She is also a member of the Ohio Academy of Audiologists. Dr. Lins and her husband Doug are both graduates of Troy High School, and continue to reside in Troy with their four young children. Dr. Lins is an active volunteer and member of the Board of Trustees at both Overfield Early Childhood Program and Brukner Nature Center. She is also involved in volunteer work with St. Patrick Church and School.