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Precision Hearing Solutions is comprised of a team of licensed professionals and hearing specialists in Kansas and Nebraska. We are dedicated to improving people’s hearing and thus, these patients’ quality of life.

Matt Barnett

Owner, Licensed Consultant 

Hutchinson, KS

Matt Barnett has been a Licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist for the last 12 years. He’s currently licensed in Kansas and Nebraska. Matt and his business partner, RJ Michel, have owned Precision Hearing Solutions for more than 3 years.


The company has been in business for more than 30 years, specializing in providing comprehensive hearing tests, repairing hearing aids of any kind, and fitting patients with the latest hearing aid technology.


Matt grew up in the small town of LaCrosse, Kansas and graduated high school in Leavenworth, Kansas. In college, he studied Business Management and Ethics. He also attended Manhattan Christian College where he played baseball for 2 years. Matt has been married to his wife, Camille, for 15 years, and they have 6 beautiful children. They have called Hutchinson their home for over 13 years.


“I have been blessed with an occupation that has allowed me to see a dramatic change in people’s lives. It is an amazing feeling to help someone hear their family and friends again.”

- Matt Barnett, Precision Hearing Solutions

R. J. Michel

Owner, Licensed Consultant

Andover, KS

R.J. Michel is a Licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist in both Kansas and Nebraska. He has been in ownership of Precision Hearing Solutions with Matt Barnett for nearly 4 years, while the organization has been in existence for 30 years.


R.J. is originally from Osborne, Kansas where he graduated high school. He grew up playing basketball and baseball any chance he got. He attended Baker University and received a degree in Business Marketing and Management. He now resides near Wichita, Kansas and is married with 3 kids.


“I’m so thankful to be able to have such an impact on improving individuals’ quality of life. It is a very rewarding industry that I have an immense amount of passion for.”

– RJ Michel

Nisha Whaley, BC-HIS

Operation Support Supervisor

Kansas and Nebraska

She’s currently a licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist in Kansas and Nebraska as well as an NBC-HIS, National Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences. Nisha has been a hearing instrument specialist for almost a decade. She has worked with a number of different products and hearing
loss cases.


In her role as Operational Support Supervisor, she actively trains and improves our staff so that our patients can have the best experience possible at Precision Hearing Solutions.


Nisha and her daughter, Madison, live in McPherson, Kansas with their three fur babies. They enjoy art and Netflix with a glass of wine.


"Nothing is more fulfilling than seeing the light return to someone's eyes when they can hear again."

– Nisha Whaley

Priscilla Newell

Licensed Consultant

Hill City and Norton, KS

Priscilla’s passion for helping others stems from having parents who set a good example to her. Their desire to help others had a strong impact on her faith and values. While receiving education in the hearing aid industry, she learned the negative impacts hearing loss can have on a person’s mental and emotional well-being. This was a big eye-opener, and this has motivated her to want to educate others.


With the pieces of training she has received and the constant advancements in technology, it makes her feel good that she can help others achieve a better quality of life.


Outside the office, she likes to be outdoors for activities like gardening, hiking, fishing, hunting, or camping with her husband and their four-legged furry friend. She also enjoys volunteering in a local and worldwide ministry program that helps other people improve their lives and provides support to victims of natural disasters. 

Ken Drag

Licensed Consultant

Goodland, KS

As a licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist, he finds great joy in helping the communities of Northwest Kansas hear better. His goal is to educate patients about hearing loss and hearing aids so they can hear their favorite sounds again. By using state-of-the-art technology, he knows he can make a difference.


He has loved living in Colby for the past 13 years. 

Darci Wyatt

Licensed Consultant

McCook, NE 

She’s been in the hearing industry for more than 30 years. After high school, she started working with her dad who was also a hearing specialist. She finds purpose in helping people hear again and change their quality of life this way. She considers her career not as a job but as a passion. It satisfies her knowing that she has helped hundreds of patients improve their hearing.

Mariah Cavenee 

Licensed Consultant

Scott City, KS 

She’s a long-time western Kansan with a passion for helping people hear better. After seeing her loved ones struggling with communicating due to hearing loss, she decided to study how to help people with the same challenges. She took up a related education and gained enough knowledge in this field.


On her free time, one of the activities she loves doing is traveling with her husband and their two sons.

Jachi Trehal

Licensed Consultant

McCook, NE 

Jachi is grateful to be part of Precision Hearing Solutions. When she's not busy at work, she spends her time with her loving husband Nathan Trehal, whom she married in 2016. Together, they have two darling boys, Kaemon and Kilian, whom they absolutely adore.


When asked about being part of our team, she says: "There is no way to put into words the privilege it is to help our patients hear their children, grandchildren, friends, music, birds...life! This isn't just a job. It’s a gift to witness every day. And, I thank you for the opportunity!”

Courtney Oakman

Patient Care Coordinator

Hutchinson, KS 

She’s been with Precision Hearing Solutions for more than a year. She has enjoyed seeing people’s quality of life improve by taking care of their hearing health and believes that it’s been her privilege to help and get to know more people in the community.

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