Meet Rick


A lifetime resident of Syracuse, Rick was born and raised in East Syracuse. He moved to Baldwinsville in 1995 and has resided there for the last 19 years. 


Rick is a local businessman with an innate sense for business growth and development. In 2007, he took over his father’s small hearing aid company, Action Ear Hearing & Audiology. Under Rick’s guidance as President and CEO, Action Ear grew from a single location in North Medical Center to seven locations across three counties. Rick’s unique business style and rapid company growth attracted international hearing aid giant, Beltone Electronics, who acquired Action Ear in 2012. Rick serves as a Corporate Manager for the New York market, concentrating on his specialties: marketing and sales training. Rick holds a Master Hearing Aid Dispenser license and is a member of the American Auditory Society and the New York Hearing Healthcare Alliance.


An innovator with a keen technological understanding, Rick enjoys designing new products. He was recently granted his first U.S. Patent, US 8,542,842 for his Remote Programming System for Programmable Hearing Aids. This product revolutionizes the hearing aid industry and provides accurate adjustments for clients from the comfort of their own home. Rick currently has other inventions in various stages of development, including a vehicle assistive device and innovative technology for professional athletes.


An avid recreational shooter and gun owner, Rick is a lifetime member of the NRA Golden Eagles. He currently fills his spare time writing political essays shared on social media and educating young people about the Constitution.


Family bonds are important to Rick, and his homegrown company still boasts many family members including his wife, Natalie, both of his brothers, a nephew, a daughter, and until his recent passing, his father and mentor, Gabe Zaccaria. Rick has three children, Kaitlyn, Morgan, and Gabriel and a grandson, Jayson.


Leadership Experience:

  • New York Retail Corporate Manager, Beltone
  • President and CEO, Action Ear Hearing & Audiology
  • Inventor and U.S. patent holder
  • Online writer & political essayist
  • NYS Master Hearing Aid Dispenser and Instructor


  • American Auditory Society
  • New York Hearing Healthcare Alliance
  • NRA, Golden Eagles lifetime member
  • National Italian American Foundation