Meet Mark and Joan Haas

Mark Haas, Joan Haas, Zounds Hearing Aids, Madison WI

Joan and Mark Haas

Mark and Joan Haas are very excited to be the Owners and Managers of the Zounds Hearing Office in Madison!

Mark spent 22 years working for McGraw-Hill Higher Education in Dubuque, IA as Director of Sales, managing both inside and field reps. Due to a reorganization at McGraw-Hill, like many people he found himself looking for a job. Joan, on the other hand, has spent 28 years as an educator (most of those years as an elementary teacher at Iowa-Grant Elementary/Middle School, teaching 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grades as well as working as a special education teacher/aide). She decided it was time for a change in her career path as well and retired from teaching. Instead of looking at this from the negative side of things, Mark and Joan saw this as an opportunity to pursue new goals and face new challenges. They explored many options, and this exploration led them to Zounds Hearing. Zounds was appealing because of the opportunity but more importantly because it allowed them to work closely with people and make a difference in their lives. The story behind how and why the company was founded along with a visit to Zounds headquarters in Phoenix confirmed this was the next path in Mark and Joan’s life! They are very excited to be part of the Zounds family and proud to have brought one of the first Zounds Hearing Clinics to Wisconsin. Most days when you call the office or stop in, you’ll be talking with one or both of them. Mark is a native of Cassville, WI and Joan is from Indianapolis, IN. They are very proud of their three daughters and growing number of grandchildren! Mark and Joan both have education degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

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Mark Klewin

Mark Klewin, Zounds Hearing Consultant

Mark Klewin has been a licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist since 2007.  His educational background includes undergraduate work at the University of Wisconsin.  Mark has a passion for helping people hear better.  His continued studies in hearing healthcare keep him abreast of all the latest studies and developments in new technology. Mark lives in Oregon, WI and has 2 sons, ages 21 and 22.  In his free time, Mark  enjoys golfing, fishing, softball, and skiing in Wisconsin winters.  Mark is excited about being a member of the ZOUNDS family!


Ashley Brinkmeier, Patient Care Coordinator

Ashley Brinkmeier

Ashley holds an associate’s degree in Medical Administration from Globe University and would love to further her education in the future. She enjoys working in the customer service field and getting to know people. Ashley grew up south of Madison and likes Wisconsin’s small town life, although hopes to eventually make her way down south to warmer weather. Ashley currently resides in Stoughton with her 5 year old daughter. In her free time she enjoys reading, doing crafts with her daughter, spending time with friends and family, and traveling.




Zounds Hearing of Madison is located just west of the Beltline near the intersection of Junction Road and Old Sauk Road. Stop in or call 608-831-7334 to set up a FREE hearing test with our Licensed Hearing Consultant!

Sam and Kate Thomasson - Zounds Hearing Aids

Zounds was founded by Sam Thomasson

Zounds was founded by Sam Thomasson, an Engineer and entrepreneur who has spent his career developing new technologies in the medical device and consumer electronics industries. Sam is also the father of a hearing-impaired daughter and has witnessed the problems associated with today’s hearing aids. Read More