Hearing and Speech Examining Board

The Hearing and Speech Examining Board is created under Wis. Stat. § 15.405(6m) and has authority as outlined in Wis. Stat. ch. 459.

Executive Director: Tom Ryan


The members of the Hearing and Speech Examining Board are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Legislature to serve 4-year terms. The Board consists of 3 hearing instrument specialist members, 1 otolaryngologist member, 2 audiologist members, 2 speech-language pathologist members, and 2 public members 1 of which required to be a hearing aid user.

MemberOfficerMember TypeTerm Expiration
Johnson, Barbara J.ChairpersonAudiologist Member7/1/2021
Willis, Patricia L.Vice ChairpersonSpeech-Language Pathologist Member7/1/2018
Krier, Thomas K.
SecretaryHearing Instrument Specialist Member7/1/2021
​Broeckert, Robert R.​Audiologist Member7/1/2020
​Klapperich, Steven J.Hearing Instrument Specialist Member​​7/1/2019
​Larson, Scott A.​Hearing Instrument Specialist Member​7/1/2017*
​Sather, Thomas W.​Speech-Language Pathologist Member​7/1/2015*
​Vacant​Public Member (Hearing Aid User)
Vacant​Public Member
VacantOtolaryngologist Member

*Board members whose terms have expired may continue to serve until their successor is confirmed by the Senate.


None at this time.

Last updated: 1/10/2018