I can hear my turn signal…. By Dr. Richard Reikowski, Au.D Family Hearing and Balance Center


Is hearing the turn signal important?   Yes, it sure is as this can be a safety issue.  After a patient was fit with new digital hearing devices, he found that the turn signal was audible, much sharper, and overall speech is as well! He went on to share how he heard at a church meeting that was held at an outside pavilion. The speech was much clearer, better ease especially with those wearing masks, and even when necessary, changing the volume on the devices was wonderful. Having the ability to hear, not only with being outside, with surrounding wind and noises, meant the world to this man who formerly felt disconnected. He feels much more “pulled in” to the conversations and most importantly to the world and people around him!

The turn signal may seem simple and non-existent, but how important it truly is. Hearing the signal can mean a life saving benefit as not being turned off can result in a car accident.


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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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