Focus Hearing - Overland Park, KS

Meet the Team

We went into hearing aids to do one thing: Help improve the lives of our patients. Finding the right hearing aids for you is about more than restoring your hearing. It’s about empowering you to enjoy your ideal lifestyle. Whether you’re a swimmer or a theater-goer, we’ll work with you to find a hearing aid that gets you back into the life you want to live.

Michael L. Schneller, President, Hearing Instrument Fitter and Dispenser

Michael L. Schneller, President
Hearing Instrument Fitter and Dispenser

In private practice since 2002 and has tested and fit over 15,000 ears over his career.

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  • Current on the latest technology and participates in manufacturer’s private pilot programs
  • Licensed in Kansas, Missouri, Florida, and Arizona
  • Contract work for Beltone, Miracle-Ear, Starkey and Accurate Hearing Solutions
  • Finished his capstone project on the social stigma of hearing aids in 2001

Michael’s father, Lee F. Schneller, started his first hearing clinic in Garden City, Kansas in 1971. As a young child, Michael worked in his father’s clinic after school and on weekends, working on, repairing and cleaning hearing aids. Growing up Michael traveled with his father to hospitals and retirement communities in southwest Kansas, assisting him in any way he could. From these experiences, he acquired a passion for helping others. This prompted him to focus his education on assisting people with hearing impairments. The foundation of hearing aid knowledge Michael acquired while working in the state of Kansas helped pave the way so Michael could expand his studies in California, Minnesota, and Florida.

Shannon K. Schneller, Hearing Instrument Fitter and Dispenser

Shannon K. Schneller
Hearing Instrument Fitter and Dispenser

Shannon is a native of Southwest Kansas who earned her BA in Biology from the University of Kansas in 1997.

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She is a licensed hearing instrument specialist in the states of KS and MO, and has served the KC Metro area for over 23 years. Shannon is passionate about working together with her patients to help them in their desire for better hearing and improved quality of life. When Shannon is not at work, she can be found spending time with her four children, hiking, and playing pickleball, sometimes even playing with her patients at pick-up games at the local courts.

Jim Cain, M.S., CCC-A Audiologist

Jim Cain, M.S., CCC-A

Jim Cain is a practicing Audiologist since 1981.

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He’s a member of the American Academy of Audiology and specializes in advanced diagnostic testing and modern hearing device technologies. Jim obtained his undergraduate education from University of Nebraska and graduate education at Oregon State University/Western Oregon University. He’s an avid baseball fan. In his free time he enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with friends and family.

Annie, Patient Care Coordinator

Patient Care Coordinator

Patient care coordinator since 2017. Grew up in Kansas and currently attends JCCC.

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  • She enjoys working with an upbeat group of professionals that make such an immediate difference in people’s lives
  • Annie works part-time at The Atriums Senior Living Community and likes that she can help residents there with any cleaning and tune-ups they might need for their hearing aids
  • Free time is spent with family, traveling, or reading (and can always be counted on for a quality book recommendation!)
Cynthia, Patient Care Coordinator and Interpreter

Patient Care Coordinator and Interpreter

Completed Tinnitus Care Provider Certificate Program by the International Hearing Society in Vancouver, B.C.

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  • Strong communication skills to better help patients
  • Fluently speaks English and Spanish
  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Missouri–Kansas City

Cynthia first came to Focus Hearing when her mom needed hearing aids. She experienced first-hand the big difference hearing aids made in her mom’s life.
“We used to avoid crowds and restaurants because the sounds were just overwhelming noise for my mom. The hearing aids changed everything as soon as we left Mike’s office. I had so much fun during her appointments that I ended up shadowing to learn more about auditory physiology and pathology.”


We’re here to help you hear better and enjoy life more!