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.
“I am excited to be at HEAR Wisconsin,” Berg said. “This environment is exactly why I went into audiology in the first place. It is a good fit. HEAR Wisconsin has been around a long time, doing amazing work helping the deaf and hard of hearing community.”
Nathan D. Berg, Au.D.,CCC-A, 41, earned an associate degree in liberal arts from Milwaukee Area Technical College; a Bachelor of Science degree in communication sciences and disorders from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and a doctorate in audiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Berg began practicing in 2011. He previously worked at Aurora Head & Neck Surgeons, Aurora Otology/Neurotology and Milwaukee Otologic. Berg cites areas of clinical expertise as hearing evaluations and fittings, cochlear implant programming, osseointegrated prosthesis (BAHA), tinnitus evaluation and management, aural rehabilitation, diagnostic audiology (hearing and vestibular testing, electrophysiology, such as ABR, EcochG, VEMP, DPOAE, and TEOAE, and hearing conservation.
Identifying patient need is his priority. “I work with the major hearing aid companies and help patients choose which company products work best for them,” Berg said. He and his wife, Margarita, a Milwaukee police officer, live in Franklin with their three children (and one on the way), a dog and two cats.