We established KARE not only in memory of Kenneth and Audrey Root but also as a tangible manifestation of the strong family values they ingrained in us. Our aim was to mitigate the social impact of hearing issues, bringing individuals back from the fringes of detachment into the center of engagement.

KARE is more than just a company name; it's an embodiment of the care and compassion Kenneth and Audrey Root instilled in our family. It symbolizes our unwavering commitment to creating a world where hearing impairment is no longer a barrier to enjoying life's simple pleasures.

The Roots of Our Story

Our tale unfolds from an all-too-familiar scene: my father, perched before his television, volume cranked to near ear-shattering levels. Even armed with hearing aids and a state-of-the-art surround sound system, the joy of the TV experience was elusive for him. In a moment of frustration, he gestured towards his chair and said, "I wish I had tiny speakers right here."

 Brad, with his Tandy electronics store, initially presented various solutions to Rodney's TV listening woes. While headphones provided a personal auditory experience, they simultaneously isolated him from familial interaction. We found ourselves on a mission: to create a system that surmounted the limitations in the personal audio market while fostering social connectivity.

Fueled by his predicament, I began a quest to find an existing solution that would cater to his unique needs. TV Ears, headphones, and numerous other products were put to the test, yet none seemed to hit the mark. It dawned on us then that the answer was not out there but in our hands - we had to create it.

The road was a winding one, marked by years of tireless designing and countless prototypes. But persistence prevailed, and thus KARE, LLC was born.

Our company name, KARE, was chosen in homage to the late Kenneth and Audrey Root, the most influential figures in our founders' lives. These two pillars of our family legacy left an indelible mark that went beyond their shared genetic hearing issues - they instilled a strong sense of empathy and care that guides our ethos today.

Hearing impairment has been an unwelcome inheritance in our family, passed down from my grandmother Audrey Root, to my father Rodney Root, his brother Brad Root, and then to me, Philip Root. A seemingly mundane task like understanding television dialogue became an ordeal. Our hearing difficulties often made us feel out of sync in public settings, unable to fully participate in the world around us.

 We established KARE not only in memory of Kenneth and Audrey Root but also as a tangible manifestation of the strong family values they ingrained in us. Our aim was to mitigate the social impact of hearing issues, bringing individuals back from the fringes of detachment into the center of engagement.

KARE is more than just a company name; it's an embodiment of the care and compassion Kenneth and Audrey Root instilled in our family. It symbolizes our unwavering commitment to creating a world where hearing impairment is no longer a barrier to enjoying life's simple pleasures.