HEAR Wisconsin

10243 W National Ave, West Allis, WI 53227, USA




HEAR Wisconsin offers clients personalized care focused on ensuring better hearing and communication. Meet with our doctors of audiology and communication consultants to find the best device for your unique hearing needs.

For 94 years, this organization has been providing vital services to an underserved, under-resourced population – babies, families, the young, and the young at heart who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing (D/HH).  HEAR Wisconsin is the most comprehensive nonprofit organization providing services to D/HH clients in the state.

Because there is no one right way for every person or family to cope with the challenges of hearing loss, HEAR Wisconsin provides services across the spectrum of communication and technology options. At HEAR Wisconsin, clients have the opportunity to make decisions and select a treatment plan that best meets their needs and goals.

Our diverse team of professionals includes Speech-Language Pathologists, Audiologists, Sign Language Interpreters and Wisconsin’s only Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist, as well as other specialists in Deaf education and assistive technology.


The history of HEAR Wisconsin dates back to 1926, when a small group of deaf and hard of hearing individuals from Milwaukee began gathering together on a regular basis to socialize and discuss topics of the day. Two neighbors, Herman H. Beyer and Father Stephen Klopfer, gave life to the idea of a more formal organization in 1927. They wanted to better understand the needs of d/Deaf and hard of hearing people in Milwaukee and what could be done to help those facing the unique challenges of hearing loss.

Mr. Beyer, hard of hearing himself, knew firsthand the difficulties of life with hearing loss. Father Klopfer, a dedicated teacher at St. John’s School for the Deaf, also held a strong interest in helping the deaf and hard of hearing community. Eventually the discussions between these two neighbors resulted in the official formation of the Milwaukee League for the Hard of Hearing on October 28, 1927.

The first meeting of the new League was held at the Milwaukee Journal Building. Twenty people joined the new organization and elected Mr. Beyer as its first president. The purpose agreed upon at that time was to provide a “center for the deafened where social intercourse and opportunity for mutual inspiration and helpfulness may be encouraged and provided, and to be an active instrument of helpfulness to the deafened in every way.”

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