Milwaukee County’s decision to reduce the number of local service providers from seven to four and refer all babies with hearing loss to generalists, instead of the experts at HEAR Wisconsin, was devastating. Reactions from parents were overwhelmingly against this development.
"The challenge with hearing loss is that hearing is how we learn language," said Christine Kometer, program director for language access services at HEAR Wisconsin, where the Finners received birth-to-3 services for Danny. "Language is our communication and our connection. You need a language in your head in order to learn other forms of communication, including reading and writing."
Simply order eggs from Blue’s “egg plate specials” menu during the entire month of December (Bluemound location only) and $1 from every order will be donated to help support programming for deaf or hard of hearing babies, children and adults at HEAR Wisconsin! Tell your friends! (Save your spot in line by using the NoWait or Yelp apps!)
317 N. 76th St
Milwaukee, WI 53213
Open 7am to 2pm, Monday through Sunday
HEAR Wisconsin offers the Telecommunications Equipment Purchase Program (TEPP) which helps persons with a hearing, speech, mobility, or vision loss issue to obtain equipment (amplified phones or headsets, PockeTalkers, iPads, hands-free speaker phones, and more) at a greatly reduced price.
As a child, he survived an infection of bacterial meningitis, a life-threatening illness which resulted in total hearing loss in one ear and high frequency loss in the other. Today, Dr. Nathan Berg helps others in his role as the new audiologist at HEAR Wisconsin, a 92-year-old nonprofit organization serving children and adults with hearing loss.
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Dr. Brooke Lewandowski, our audiologist, recently published an article in Manufacturing News. Check it out here and click the article title to read more.
I am thrilled to write to you today as the new President and CEO of HEAR Wisconsin and am humbled to have been chosen to lead this 91-year-old organization as it embarks on its next chapter.
“Our new clinic is different than most hearing aid dispensers. Patients will be able to visit us and meet with a doctor of audiology and also, if they wish, meet with one of our Communication Technology Counselors.”