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6015 Durand Avenue Suite 100
Racine, WI 53406

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David Braun

Dave Braun opened up S.E. Wisconsin Hearing Center July 15th, 2013.  He got his feet wet in the hearing health care industry working for a major chain as a traveling practitioner.  He traveled as far west as Madison and as far north as Chilton Wisconsin, Dave developed his own style in treating patients suffering from hearing loss.  Dave says, “I have observed in treating hundreds of patients that hearing loss is a family liability”.  That is, everyone in the family is affected by hearing loss from the people living with the patient to those who are in close and daily contact with the patient.  “Watching my mother suffer with untreated hearing loss and knowing the isolation that it caused has been my main passion for helping the hearing impaired”.   Had I been in the business while she was alive, I would have got her the help that she needed and greatly improved her quality of life. 

Since opening his business, Dave has been a frequent contributor to local newspapers.  He has published many articles and is an annual presenter at the Senior Lifestyles Expo in Racine.  He also is a business consultant serving as an advisor helping a group of Board certified physicians in downtown Chicago expand their practice to the hearing health care profession.  

Dave also is an accomplished jazz guitarist. He has performed regularly at the HobNob in Kenosha Wisconsin for 19 years.  I believe that being a performing musician is what gives me an edge over my competitors.  As musician, I clearly understand the value of hearing.  I could lose my eyesight and still perform.  However, if I lose my hearing I am finished.  Knowing how sound works and is perceived is essential in fitting hearing loss.  The biggest problem that people notice is that sounds are so different.  By understanding the balance of highs (treble) and lows (bass) I can fit the patient so that the sounds are as close to normal as a hearing instrument can perform.

S.E Wisconsin’s slogan “We’ll bring music to your ears”, is only fitting.  In September 2015 Dave started the Music To Your Ears concert series where he brings in international jazz music. 

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Heather Braun

Heather received her associate degree from Gateway Technical College in human services.  She had worked at the Racine Friendship House right out of school.  She joined S.E. Wisconsin Hearing Center in July 2013 and received her license to dispense hearing aids in October of 2014. Heather is mother to beautiful Brianna who is the light of her life.  She is heavily into physical fitness and loves serving our patients.  

 

 

Phil Weitzel

Phil comes to us after retiring from a 37 year career in the printing and graphic films industry.  Primary job titles during his career included: V.P. of marketing and sales, international business manager, and President of a $24 million dollar film converting company staffed by 300 people.  During his career he traveled extensively throughout the Pacific Rim and Basin as well as the U.S and Europe.  Phil is acting as our business manager as well as our tech service person.  

Karl E. of Racine, WI

“They were both very personable.”

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Roger S. of Racine, WI

“Very good.”

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5 out of 5
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Maria G. of Milwaukee, WI

“Not only were they professional, they were empathetic, taught us stuff about hearing that my mother and I didn't know. It helped us understand better. ”

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5 out of 5
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Wyna S. of Kenosha, WI

“They were very efficient!”

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5 out of 5
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Quinten H. of Racine, WI

“He was very knowledgeable and courteous. ”

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Gregory H. of Racine, WI

“He was a kind person. ”

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5 out of 5
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Joy of Racine, WI

“He really took the time to learn about my lifestyle and activities that I do. It was the most thorough hearing test that I have ever had. He did not pressure me to make an on the spot decision and he explained the results of the hearing test in an easy to understand manner. ”