What is “normal”?….

Improving hearing for the first time can bring many new questions to mind.

I would say one of the most common is,…. what’s normal? That is, what is to be expected when hearing new sounds for the first time or after many years of missing certain sounds of speech and those within our environment. For, at the first moments of hearing sounds that were prior inaudible, the world can sound so very different. It’s a priority of our practice to ensure that each patient begins to hear sounds new, words are clearer, conversations are better understood, but all the while keeping sounds that might be bothersome such as background noise to be more tolerable.

We certainly place a priority to the “patient experience”…..and what is new and better but ensuring that the world has a “new normal” that is pleasant. Patients needs and tolerance is one that we want to fully know and understand. For in this, we can ensure that sounds are not bothersome and unnatural.

It’s what we do and what we love!



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  1. Marie

    very nice

    • Richard Reikowski Post author

      Thanks Mary!

  2. Jen Subotnik

    I love all the pretty lanterns here in this picture!

    • Richard Reikowski Post author

      I thought the picture was cool too! Thanks.

  3. Gail Reagan

    Good question…. how do you define normal? For me, it’s when I am at peace of mind.

    • Richard Reikowski Post author

      Same here Gail.

  4. Dale Hansen

    nice post

    • Richard Reikowski Post author

      Thanks Dale.

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