What’s all the Buzz about?…….Dr. Richard Reikowski, Au.D Family Hearing and Balance Center

It’s about the bees, some might say….Buzzing correlates to many as a way to describe their tinnitus. Tinnitus is certainly a clinical focus in our practice.

This past Spring I become a new bee keeper and always learning along the way. In fact, I love this learning and have been very fortunate to have well seasoned mentors. I started out with one bee hive and this has rapidly progressed to two hives in the backyard and six hives in an outyard, that my friend and I manage together. Bees have become a fascinating new interest. They have inspired many thoughts of how they do what they do, as well as why they do what they do. There’s a rationale that makes sense of their processes that I find interesting and mind boggling. As insects, they are very intuitive, intelligent, as well as functioning as a “well oiled machine”.  We can learn so much from the honey bee.

I enjoy educating people about tinnitus and helping them to discover ways to reduce the buzzing….




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  1. Joanne Upton

    I like bees….it’s those Stink Bugs that I don’t like. Have talked to another bee keeper and he too enjoyed it but it’s a lot of work he stated. Good that Dr. Rich is helping our environment and learning at the same time. Buzzing is a good term for tinnitus too.

    • Richard Reikowski Post author

      Nice! Yes, a good bit of work but since it’s so interesting it doesn’t feel like work. Thanks Joanne!

  2. Marie

    That’s pretty awesome!

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  3. Kristie Dannemiller-Smith

    Very cool!!

    • Richard Reikowski Post author

      Buzz buzz…:)

  4. Jen Subotnik

    I really enjoyed our recent visit to the Savannah Bee Company. They had some really interesting facts about bees and how they make their honey. I can see why you are finding this new hobby so fun!

    • Richard Reikowski Post author

      I bet you did. Thanks for the honey too!

  5. Gail Reagan

    Bees ARE very interesting!!… and we’re lucky to have them!

    • Richard Reikowski Post author

      I agree Gail! We sure are lucky to have the bees.

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