As an audiologist, I have the ability to help patients communicate with others but I’m also blessed with the opportunity to learn from my patients. Throughout my schooling I was reminded more than once to “be interested, not interesting.” That saying has proved to be beneficial in more ways than one. It allows patient’s to feel welcome to share treasured stories and advice. It also brings forward unexpected conversations that teach me something that I may have never been introduced to. It is the cherry on top of my profession. Just last week I picked up some new gardening tricks (much needed) and a great resource for recipes. Though I don’t get to spend extra time with each and every patient, I am thankful when I do. It is my goal when you leave the office that you can not only enjoy the conversations you have outside the office but also within!