Since 1965, the Masters Family Speech and Hearing Center at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin has helped infants, children and adolescents and their families with a wide range of speech, language, hearing, feeding and swallowing problems.

Speech and Hearing Landing


We provide evaluation and treatment services to children who are inpatients at Children's, as well as through our outpatient specialty clinics.

These include:

Cochlear implant program

The Cochlear Implant Program at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin is a collaborative program with Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin. It is the largest cochlear implant program in Wisconsin and recognized nationally for its strong clinical program, participation in investigational studies and ongoing research related to cochlear implantation.

Masters Family Speech and Hearing Center services include:

  • Audiometric evaluations (hearing tests) 
  • Hearing aid fitting 
  • Assistive listening devices 
  • Imaging (X-ray) studies of areas in the brain that control speech 
  • Swallow studies 
  • Inpatient therapy 
  • Assistance with medical and school referrals 
  • Parent counseling and training 
  • Evaluation and treatment for: 
    • Speech problems 
    • Language delays and disorders 
    • Oral motor or feeding problems 
    • Voice or resonance problems 
    • Drooling or oral motor problems 
    • Stuttering and other fluency disorders 
    • Cognitive or language problems 
  • Interpreters upon request