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. Kate Lins received the Troy Chamber of Commerce 2012 Outstanding Young Woman Award.
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.
Dr. Alison H. Bailey completed her undergraduate degree at Ohio University, earning her Bachelor of Science in Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences. She completed her graduate degree at Kent State University, through the Northeast Ohio Au.D. Consortium, earning her Doctorate of Audiology. Dr. Bailey completed her doctoral externship at the Dayton VA Medical Center, focusing on providing hearing and balance evaluation, as well as hearing aids. Upon completing her doctorate, she worked with Southwest Ohio ENT Specialists for two years. Starting her career off with a large ENT practice gave her a wide range of experience in all areas of Audiology, including balance testing, diagnostics, and hearing aids and assistive listening devices.
Dr. Bailey is licensed by the State of Ohio Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, and is certified by the American Speech Language and Hearing association.
Dr. Bailey and her husband, Andrew, reside in her hometown of Troy. Mr. Bailey is employed as an Engineer with F&P America, in Troy. They are expecting their first child in April, 2016.
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 at 31 Stanfield Place, Troy. Dr. Jane Rudy was the recipient of the 2009 Woman of Excellence Award.
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 40 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.
Roberta Schroeder, Upper Valley Hearing & Balance Inc's Practice Administrator, has been working in the medical field for over 25 years. She has experience with all aspects of management including scheduling, billing, insurance contracting, remittance, and office policy. Most recently Roberta has been certified as an Audiology Aide by the Ohio Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology. Besides providing exceptional practice organization and flow, she brings outstanding compassion to all areas of patient care.
Roberta has been a lifelong resident of Troy, Ohio. She holds an Associate's Business degree from CBU. She and her husband of 38 years have three grown daughters: the youngest living in Chicago and the other two living in Cincinnati. She has two grandsons. She is an active member in the First Presbyterian Church.
Roberta is available to answer any questions or concerns you may have.