Our Hearing Professionals
From an early age, John knew he wanted to help people communicate better with their families. His aunt Margaret pulled him aside one day and gave him his first lesson in aural rehabilitation. She had lost most of her hearing because of a viral infection and she explained the importance of making good eye contact, enunciating your words and not talking too quickly. John completed his undergraduate degree in Speech and Hearing Science at the University of Washington in 1971. A few months later, he purchased his first practice at the age of 23 and became the youngest hearing aid specialist in the state of Washington. He enjoyed working with patients but he felt he could help them even more if he furthered his education in the field of audiology. He completed his Master's degree in Audiology at Western Washington University in 1980 and moved to the Wenatchee valley to work at the Eye and Ear Clinic. In 1983 he opened Micron Audiology and has never looked back.
He enjoys helping people as much today as he did when he began his first practice in 1971. He has seen a lot of change over the last 46+ years, but one thing is still the same: He looks forward to going to work every day and helping people connect to their families and friends. John's hobbies include spending time with family, farming, golfing, trail riding, and packing into high mountain lakes to fly fish. His family would describe him as compassionate, eternally optimistic and hard working. When asked what has changed and what has remained the same over his your career, John replied "We have dramatically more sophisticated tools at our disposal today but the thing that has remained the same is how we take care of our patients. Our patient-centered approach and follow-up care are what really sets Micron Audiology apart."
John recently began his own journey wearing hearing aids and it has helped him understand and empathize with his patients even more as well as gain a deeper understanding of how the instruments perform in complex listening environments. John has a passion for learning and enjoys attending seminars that further his education. He looks forward to sharing his passion with his patients and helping them reconnect with the world around them.
Johnny Hisey, M.A.
Johnny moved to Wenatchee in 1980, when his father began working for the Eye and Ear Clinic. John Sr. opened Micron Audiology Inc. in 1983, moving the practice to its current location in 1997. Johnny was fortunate to grow up knowing what he wanted to do. He saw how much his dad enjoyed helping people and dreamed of one day joining him as an audiologist. Both he and his father graduated from Western Washington University with their Master’s degrees in Audiology and even shared a few of the same professors. Johnny began working alongside his father in September of 2002. Of this experience he says, “I feel fortunate to work alongside my dad and to have him as my mentor. We complement each other’s skill sets and are much stronger as a team than as individuals.”
Johnny enjoys helping people of all ages improve their hearing, from children on up to patients 100+ years old. He also has a special place in his heart for local veterans who suffer from hearing loss, the number one disability in the military. “I do whatever I can to keep veterans’ hearing aids running smoothly, from cleaning their aids to reprograming their existing devices to work better in their environment.”
When not at work, Johnny loves spending time with his daughters, Seleah and Gianna. Other personal interests include water skiing, snow skiing and mountain biking. Johnny enjoys living in Wenatchee and feels it is one of the best communities to raise a family. He looks forward to meeting you and your family and improving your quality of life through better hearing.
Rhonda joined the Micron team in 1998, one year after they moved into their current location. Rhonda enjoys helping people and their families get the care they need. She wants everyone who comes to Micron to feel welcome, and makes sure our patients know they are her top priority. She is quick to smile and beloved by the people she serves.
When not helping patients, Rhonda enjoys travelling with her husband.
Nancy has been at Micron Audiology going on 4 years now. She really enjoys the atmosphere, her co-workers and the patients they serve. She has a passion for helping others, and tries her best to make sure every person’s experience at Micron is a pleasant one.
Outside work, Nancy loves spending time with family, especially her husband and 3 children. Walks along the loop trail, reading and crochet are some other personal interests. Born and raised in the Wenatchee valley, Nancy is grateful for the opportunity to serve the community that has always felt like home.