Our Staff

Keri L. Ruf, MA

Keri L. Ruf, MA

Regional Managing Director

Keri L. Ruf MA, HIS, completed her master’s degree from New York University and was the previous owner of Loud and Clear Hearing Center. Keri’s passion for over 15 years has been to improve the quality of life for persons with hearing and speech impairments. She entered the hearing field after helping cancer patients learn how to talk after losing their voice boxes to cancer. After learning that certain chemo and radiation treatments can cause hearing loss, Keri wanted to provide full service and education to her patients. She has fit hundreds of hearing aids over the past 15 years and understands the concerns of patients and there families with hearing loss.

Keri is able to provide the most innovative hearing solutions and new bluetooth hearing accessories, as well as educate the family and patient to include listening strategies that help in all environments. Keri continues to be actively involved in the community by offering her services to local senior living facilities and providing informal seminars at a number of senior clubs and/or social events. Customer care and satisfaction are a priority for Keri.

Keri is able to provide the most innovative hearing solutions and new bluetooth hearing accessories, as well as educate the family and patient to include listening strategies that help in all environments. Keri continues to be actively involved in the community by offering her services to local senior living facilities and providing informal seminars at a number of senior clubs and/or social events. Customer care and satisfaction are a priority for Keri.

Nicole Groat, AuD

Nicole Groat, AuD

Audiologist

Nicole Groat earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from The Pennsylvania State University in 2011. She then completed her Clinical Doctorate in Audiology from A.T. Still University in 2017. She is a licensed Audiologist and Hearing Aid Dispenser in the state of New Jersey. She is also a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Prior to joining Audibel in April 2023, Dr. Groat gained vast clinical experience in numerous settings including ENT & Allergy Associates, ENT Center of NJ, and Sovereign Medical Group. Additionally, she spent 6 months working with veterans at Northeast Occupational Audiology Associates doing comprehensive audiological compensation and pension exams on veterans as it is something she is very passionate about.

Dr. Groat has routinely performed a full range of diagnostic services in Audiology on a diverse clientele, with a special interest in the management of hearing loss with advanced hearing technology.

Valarie Oliva-laberbera, PSC

Valarie Oliva-laberbera, PSC

Patient Services Coordinator

Hi, my name is Valarie. I am a mother of four and also have two beautiful grandchildren, Adrianna and Oliver. Adrianna is 13 and Oliver will be 5 in October.
I began my career with Starkey on May 1, 2021 as a Patient Services Coordinator when my office was acquired by them. I am now currently working in our Wayne and Bloomfield, NJ office and truly enjoy my job and love assisting our patients with all their hearing needs.
When I’m not in the office, I love spending time in the gym, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family.
I look forward to a long career with Starkey and cannot wait to see what the future holds.

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