What’s real? It’s what I hear… By. Dr. Richard Reikowski, Au.D Family Hearing and Balance Center

Sound, speech, and all that we hear is where the conversation begins…. That is, coming from a patient that has a very thought provoking way of discussing his hearing and understanding of speech.

“What I hear is very different than what others may hear. How I perceive what I hear is what’s real to me. With a hearing loss or without a hearing loss, how you perceive what was heard can be completely different or …what is real?” He shared being very comfortable, welcoming, and pleased with his new hearing devices in hearing the many new sounds in his daily life.  This was so meaningful and adds clarity to a persons perception of the world they hear. Great to be a part of this!

T.S thank you for sharing with us!


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  1. Marie

    very nice.

    • Richard Reikowski Post author

      Thanks Mary!

  2. Jen Subotnik

    “How I perceive what I hear is what’s real to me”.
    This is so true on every level of life, not just hearing! I think this is the beginning to understanding any point of view or other people and where they might be coming from. I think this is even the beginning of compassion as well…..the understanding that we all think differently and see things through different lenses!

    • Richard Reikowski Post author

      Well said and I agree. Humility and compassion!

  3. Ash Aesram

    What a great reminder on the importance of hearing perception!

    • Richard Reikowski Post author

      Thank you Ash! Appreciate your response!

  4. Gail Reagan

    Thank you for sharing!

    • Richard Reikowski Post author

      You’re welcome Gail!

  5. Dale Hansen

    Very nice!

    • Richard Reikowski Post author

      Thank you Dale!

  6. Amy

    Makes you wonder….

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