It’s not so much exciting, it’s frightening….. By Dr. Richard Reikowski, Au.D Family Hearing and Balance Center


Harry reports that to be able to hear from an ear that he can’t recall the last time he could hear from, actually would be frightening. He feels that the first sound, or simply ANY sound,  that he would hear from his non-hearing ear would be all new and rather scary. A Bi-Cros digital hearing system is meant to allow patients the ability to hear sound from an ear that cannot hear. We transmit sound, from the poor ear, in real-time, to the better ear allowing for balance of sound.

It’s rather important to come to where the patient is….in their understanding and mindset. This man lost his hearing in the service so many years ago and his life and the experiences of life has always been one sided, as far he can recall. As we chatted further, I believe the excitement was becoming more and more understandable. The possibilities can become a reality when we understand the potential. This goes with so many things in life.

We are here to help people understand the possibilities of improved hearing…




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  1. Marie

    very nice.

    • Richard Reikowski Post author

      Thank you Mary!

  2. Jen Subotnik

    This is great! Number one because it’s always important to meet someone where they are rather than the other way around.
    Also, my other thought is that I can see that maybe Harry’s fear is more than just hearing new sounds that he has never heard before but perhaps the fear that he will get his hopes up and be let down in the end as well! This can all be very scary but also exciting when you don’t allow your fears to take over.

    • Richard Reikowski Post author

      Well said and I agree. We come to where they are….
      Also, your thoughts on getting ones hope up and being let down can very well be a reality.
      Thank you for sharing!

  3. Gail Reagan

    Harry is sweet! Take one step at a time Harry, it will all work out!!

    • Richard Reikowski Post author

      Yes, he is a very nice man Gail! Right on…one step at a time…

  4. admin

    Sometimes, I get comfortable with my own normal…even if it is broken. It is a wonderful ministry to be able to bring people out of themselves and into the world. You make a difference.

    • Richard Reikowski Post author

      Thank you so much Dale! I really enjoy what I do and appreciate this opportunity!

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