Audiology & Speech Providers



Misti M. Ranck, M.S., CCC-A

Misti obtained her Master of Science in Audiology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and prior to that earned her Bachelor of Science in Communicative Disorders from the University of Northern Iowa. Before moving to Kansas, Misti was the Audiology Department Manager at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She has also worked in a private practice audiology setting performing diagnostic testing and hearing aid fittings for patients of all ages. Misti and her husband JJ have three sons and live in the Shawnee area.  In her spare time she enjoys volunteering with her church/school, and attending sporting events.



Meryl R. Lockling, Au.D, CCC-A

Meryl obtained her Doctorate of Audiology from Missouri State University in May of 2012, and prior to that earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Dakota. Her special area of interest is pediatric audiology and hearing aids. She and her husband recently moved to Lawrence after she completed a year long externship at the Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee where she received special training in pediatric diagnostics. In addition to hearing, Meryl enjoys sewing, crafting, watching Nebraska football, and spending time with her husband Stephen, two young daughters, and puppy Lyla.



Jami S. Johnson, M.S., CCC-A

Jami completed her Master of Science degree in Audiology from Arizona State University in 1989 and her Bachelor of Science degree at Kansas State University. Jami enjoys conducting hearing evaluations with a variety of age groups and has worked in private ENT and audiology practices in Arizona, California and most recently, Minnesota. She is grateful for current hearing aid technology and enjoys the opportunity to help patients to make the most of their hearing. Jami and her husband recently relocated to Lenexa where they enjoy time with their two college-age kids, along with their daughter and new son-in-law.



Katie Turner, Au.D., CCC-A

Katie, a Lawrence native, obtained her Doctorate of Audiology degree from Salus University in 2008 and prior to that earned her Bachelor of General Studies in Speech-Language-Hearing and a Master of Arts Degree in Audiology from the University of Kansas. She specializes in audiometric evaluation of hearing disorders for all ages and fitting of hearing instruments and accessories for adults. She is interested in cutting edge hearing aid technology including tools to aid in speech understanding in noise as well as hearing aid Bluetooth connectivity, including direct to iPhone hearing aid capabilities. She lives in Eudora with her husband and two young children. Katie has provided hearing healthcare services in ENT practices for almost 15 years, over 7 of those years to Ottawa and surrounding areas. 



Kay Bassett, H.I.S.

Kay studied early childhood special education at Missouri State University and the University of Kansas before she went on to study Sign Language Interpretation at Johnson County Community College, receiving her state and national certification. Kay has interpreted in medical, legal, and educational settings, taught sign language, and has an extensive background working with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. She received her Hearing Instrument Specialist license in October of 2015. In her spare time, Kay enjoys fostering dogs for the Lawrence Humane Society and spending time with her sons, Miles and Kade.



Jennifer M. Cannady, MA, CCC-SLP

Jennifer M. Cannady, MA, CCC-SLP, received her Master‘s in speech-language pathology and is certified with the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association. At the Kansas Voice Center, Jennifer participates in patient evaluation and directs treatment for a variety of voice and swallowing disorders. She has been professionally trained in voice with an emphasis in opera and musical theater. As an experienced singer, Jennifer is active in a variety of performance mediums throughout the Kansas City area.  Most recently, she served as an adjunct instructor for Rockhurst University’s Communicative Science and Disorders graduate program.

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Lawrence & Ottawa