About Us

We are starting a revolution
in hearing care.

Revolution Hearing: Our Story

After fitting hearing aids for the last 8 years, we have observed that there are too many families missing out on what quality hearing care could bring to their lives, and we purposed ourselves to changing this.

Family is incredibly important to us at Revolution Hearing. Just as we would do anything for our own family and loved ones, we will do the same for every patient who walks into our door (or whose door we walk into with our mobile visits).

Revolution Hearing is all about honesty and value delivered where you are most comfortable – whether that’s in your home or in our office. Yes, you heard right, we’ll come to you!

We will never sell you something you don’t need and will collaborate with you every step of the way to get the best hearing solution for your loss and means. We will research your insurance benefits and always provide valuable solutions and alternatives that meet your needs.

Each patient is guided through the diagnostic process, presented with solution options, fit from a variety of manufacturer choices, and given time to experience the improvement before selecting what’s best in your situation.

If you or a loved one are suffering from hearing loss, Revolution Hearing is at your service. We want to care for your hearing loss for life and we will earn your trust for that privilege.

Meet Our Team

Ryan Ford, HIS

Ryan Ford, HIS

Founder & CEO

“I’m Ryan Ford, your hearing instrument specialist for the Hampton Roads region. I’m also the founder and CEO of Revolution Hearing. I created this company to create a Revolution in hearing care and bring transparency and accessibility to the industry – there should be nothing standing in the way of receiving quality hearing care.

Family is incredibly important to us at Revolution Hearing. Take a step into our office and you’ll see smiling faces of my wife, daughter, and new baby boy. I would do anything so that my loved ones could live their best life and want to do the same for every one of my patients.”

Joshua Clarke, HIS

Joshua Clarke, HIS

Hearing Instrument Specialist

Joshua Clarke is a licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist since February 2009. Throughout his career, Joshua has taken the concept of Specialist very seriously. He finds it incredibly important to find the right solution for each individual and for the circle of family and friends that surrounds them. Recognizing that hearing loss has an effect on entire families and social groups, Joshua is eager to help those that he meets to regain full engagement, to communicate with confidence and satisfaction. He finds great joy in helping someone hear an affectionate word from a spouse or other family member, a joyous giggle from a grandchild, or important instruction from a trusted advisor.

In his spare time, Joshua enjoys spending time with his wife and children, playing tennis, pickleball and disc golf, hiking the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, and volunteering with his congregation.

Shelly Rouse, HIS

Shelly Rouse, HIS

Hearing Instrument Specialist

Shelly Rouse, Hearing Instrument Specialist, grew up in Chester, VA and has been working in the hearing care field for almost 10 years. She is licensed in North Carolina, where her career began, as well as in Virginia, where she currently practices. Shelly is dedicated to educating the community about the importance of hearing health, and passionate about helping those with hearing loss improve their quality of life.

Amanda King, HIS

Amanda King, HIS

Hearing Instrument Specialist

Amanda King, Hearing Instrument Specialist, has been in the hearing industry for more than 12 years and specializes in the treatment of hearing loss in adults. Amanda grew up in Suffolk, Virginia and attended Old Dominion University. Her passion for healthy hearing began at a very early age. She was born prematurely, and unbeknownst to her family she couldn’t hear. Thanks to her amazing physicians, Amanda has enjoyed normal hearing for many years. This early experience ignited an interest in Amanda that turned into a passion, and later became her career.

When she isn’t in the office, Amanda enjoys hiking with her husband and their two labs, Timber and Luna. Her other hobbies include long-distance running, calligraphy, and traveling to new places.

Dr. Emily Pastore, Au.D.

Dr. Emily Pastore, Au.D.

Audiologist

Dr. Emily Pastore is an audiologist with over 16 years of clinical experience. Dr. Pastore earned her B.S. from The University of Detroit Mercy in Chemistry and went on to earn her Doctorate in Clinical Audiology from The University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN. She is licensed in Virginia to practice Audiology and to dispense hearing aids.

Dr. Pastore is passionate about hearing loss and helping patients hear better because she herself has a significant hearing loss in one ear that she has had since childhood. She can empathize with others regarding trouble hearing soft voices, hearing in background noise, and even recognizing where a sound is coming from.

As the wife of a USCG service member, Dr. Pastore has moved multiple times and has work experience in Portland, ME; Charleston, SC; and Cape Cod, MA. Now retirement and family will keep her in Virginia for some time.

She enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 school age children as well as teaching as an Adjunct Instructor in the Audiology Department of James Madison University.

Jay Blazer, HIS

Jay Blazer, HIS

Hearing Instrument Specialist

Jay Blazer, Hearing Instrument Specialist, has been working in the hearing field for about 10 years. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and studied Pre Med while in school. He enjoys helping people hear again and seeing their faces light up when they are fit with hearing aids. Jay always wanted to work in the medical field helping people, and now he works hard at helping patients with their hearing.

When he’s not in the office Jay is a football, wrestling, and strength coach. He enjoys playing golf and being active outdoors.

Michael J. Hetrick, HIS

Michael J. Hetrick, HIS

Hearing Instrument Specialist

Michael Hetrick has been in the hearing industry since 2008. After working in the Home Medical field for many years and finding it difficult to communicate with people who have hearing loss, he decided to move to the hearing industry. Now, he is able to help the hearing impaired by being an advocate for them while providing unmatched services and hearing solutions at an affordable price. Seeing how hearing aids can improve the quality of life for the people who come into the office and how their communication with friends and family improves is incredibly rewarding for him.

Michael has won the Fort Wayne Newspapers Readers’ Choice Award for Best Hearing Aid Provider on multiple occasions.

Whether it is travelling, helping his children with the many daily adulting tasks, or just catching up, as a family man, Michael loves spending his time with his wonderful wife and three children.

Chad Huffman

Chad Huffman, NBC-HIS

Hearing Specialist

Chad Huffman is a Nationally Board-Certified hearing specialist, licensed in Indiana and Ohio, with over 20 years of experience in the hearing aid industry. He takes his time with each patient to understand their lifestyle, and together, he will create a plan to best fit their needs. Chad enjoys seeing people get a part of their life back through better hearing. Knowing how important communication is, it’s a joy to see the smiles when someone gets to hear what they have been missing for so long.

When out of the office, Chad enjoys performing in community concert bands, road biking, woodworking, and spending time with his wife and two boys.

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