I can even hear the Wite-Out…. By Dr. Richard Reikowski, Au.D

This coming from a patient with a severe to profound hearing loss, during her first checkup she said, “I couldn’t believe that I could hear when I put Wite-Out on paper at work”. Hearing the roller of the Wite-Out amazed her. She felt that her brain has not heard these sounds especially back in the day, as she put it, with the brush on type….:)

To hear such small things in life will result in hearing the meaningful parts of speech. She also shared having heard many other exciting and interesting sounds, that have always been there, but now new to her. She’s enjoying this new part of life and her surroundings! With time, she feels quite confident to adjust to these new sounds around her. Shouldn’t we all hope to not take for granted the gift of hearing and bringing it to others.

The excitement and newness of hearing sounds, that were missing, is something to enliven us all!


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Dr. Reikowski earned his Masters degree from the University of Akron and completed his Doctorate of Audiology from the Arizona School of Health Sciences in 2004. He began his career working with Dr. Lippy and the Lippy Group in Warren, Ohio. He is now the Owner and Director of Audiology for his private practices in Akron, Northfield, and Parma Ohio. Dr. Reikowski is a member of the Ohio Academy of Audiology, the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association and the American Academy of Audiology. Dr. Reikowski remains up-to-date with the most current hearing aid technology to better assist his patients and is an advocate for hearing loss education and awareness of the impact of hearing loss on the quality of life. He believes that education is the key in helping those with hearing loss.  He has given numerous speeches and seminars to groups, hospitals, and agencies such as the Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission. Dr. Reikowski is the recipient of the 2009 Ohio Academy of Audiology Clinical Excellence Award

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