This summer I will be interning at Family Hearing & Balance Center with Dr. Reikowski and Dr.
Welman. I shadowed Dr. Reikowski for the first day as I wanted to get a feel for how the
appointments are handle and the ins and outs of the center. Within the first hour I learned some
fascinating tips I know I will be using while doing evaluations with my patients. Who knew it
was as easy as inserting a probe tip to get around a collapsing ear canal? As a student, we hear a
lot about how in audiology you don’t really make connections with the patients since you don’t
see them very often. I can tell you from my observations today that that is NOT the case.
Every single patient that walked in with an issue, walked out of the office not only satisfied because
their problems were handled but also laughing as loudly as possible. There was true relationship
formed between the individual and the doctor. I believe that making those connections are just as
important as anything we do in the field of audiology and it seems that Dr. Reikowski feels the
same way. I am very excited to start learning more during my time here and getting to know the
entire staff. I can already tell how wonderful this placement will be.