Matthew Black was raised in Moscow Idaho. Since he was young, he has always had an interest in helping people in need. As he got older, this drive prompted him to become a Trooper with the Washington State Patrol, where he was blessed with many opportunities to serve his community. This passion shows brightly while he serves those who need hearing assistance. Matthew's wife has a profound hearing loss. He understands the difficulties associated with a communication barrier for both the person with the hearing loss and those loved ones around them. The reaction from patients that haven't heard their loved ones in years is life changing with treatment. Matthew is not only passionate about his career, but also with every aspect of his life he shares with his wife and 8 children. In his spare time, Matthew enjoys activities including sporting events, all outdoor recreation, and spending time with his family.