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“Do you see the smile on my face”…..   By Dr. Richard Reikowski Au.D   Family Hearing and Balance Center

“Do you see the smile on my face”….. By Dr. Richard Reikowski Au.D Family Hearing and Balance Center

The other day I had a very special encounter with a long-time patient, who was accompanied by his wife, for his first check up of his new digital Resound Verso hearing devices. As ...

Eyeglasses for those in need……Dr. Richard Reikowski, Au.D    Family Hearing and Balance Center

Eyeglasses for those in need……Dr. Richard Reikowski, Au.D Family Hearing and Balance Center

It's ever humbling to receive used eyeglasses from  patients and their families. People are so giving, kind, and generous in offering their eyeglasses, that are no longer worn, for ...

My son asked…”Mom, what does an Audiologist do?”           Kristie Dannemiller Smith, M.A., CCC/A  Cardinal Hearing Centers

My son asked…”Mom, what does an Audiologist do?” Kristie Dannemiller Smith, M.A., CCC/A Cardinal Hearing Centers

The other day, my son asked me,"Mom, what exactly does an audiologist do? My teacher asked me at school and I know that you work with hearing aids and do hearing tests, but what al ...

Dizzy….to be, or not to be?     By Dr. Amy Welman, Au.D      Family Hearing and Balance Center

Dizzy….to be, or not to be? By Dr. Amy Welman, Au.D Family Hearing and Balance Center

Dizzy....to be, or not to be? Unknown to many people, our "equilibrium" or the "balance system" is mostly controlled by the inner ear vestibular system, which allows our brains to ...

When We Want to Walk Off the Field

When We Want to Walk Off the Field

A friend of mine called me and asked me to play on their softball team. Knowing me, I said, "No thank you." "Why?" "Because I don't know that I could help. I am not very good." "We ...

Hearing Aid Feedback…..”Is that a teapot whistling”   By Dr. Richard Reikowski, Au.D    Family Hearing and Balance Center

Hearing Aid Feedback…..”Is that a teapot whistling” By Dr. Richard Reikowski, Au.D Family Hearing and Balance Center

Do you hear a teapot whistling? Whistling, buzzing, chirping, or static sounds are words that patients often use to describe "feedback" or sounds coming from their hearing aids. Th ...

Is balance improved with the use of hearing aids?    By Dr. Richard Reikowski, Au.D    Family Hearing and Balance Center

Is balance improved with the use of hearing aids? By Dr. Richard Reikowski, Au.D Family Hearing and Balance Center

I read a recent article in the February 2015 issue of Hearing Review, written by Timothy E. Hullar, MD Professor of Otolaryngology at Washington University School of Medicine in St ...

My son asked…”Mom, what does an Audiologist do?” Kristie Dannemiller Smith, M.A., CCC/A Cardinal Hearing Centers

The other day, my son asked me,"Mom, what exactly does an audiologist do? My teacher asked me at school and I know that you work with hearing aids and do hearing tests, but what all do you do?" I thought about it for a few minutes and came up with this to send back to school with him: Yes, we do work with hea more ...

February 16, 2015 (12) comments

“Do you see the smile on my face”….. By Dr. Richard Reikowski Au.D Family Hearing and Balance Center

The other day I had a very special encounter with a long-time patient, who was accompanied by his wife, for his first check up of his new digital Resound Verso hearing devices. As we chatted, I asked how are things?His wife immediately said, with the biggest smile, "Do you see the smile on my face"! She smile more ...

February 26, 2015 (5) comments

Eyeglasses for those in need……Dr. Richard Reikowski, Au.D Family Hearing and Balance Center

It's ever humbling to receive used eyeglasses from  patients and their families. People are so giving, kind, and generous in offering their eyeglasses, that are no longer worn, for those in need. In particular, the other day friends of mine handed me a ziploc bag with several pairs of prescription eyeglasses more ...

February 25, 2015 (5) comments

Have fun and be a part of people’s lives…. Dr. Richard Reikowski, Au.D Family Hearing and Balance Center

It's a great gift, as well as a tremendous responsibility, to help people. We engage in other’s lives in so many ways; including listening, sharing, teaching, as well as through each and every face-to-face encounter. I believe a key factor in helping others is to simply have fun. Have fun and share in the joy more ...

January 12, 2015 (9) comments

“Do you see the smile on my face”….. By Dr. Richard Reikowski Au.D Family Hearing and Balance Center

The other day I had a very special encounter with a long-time patient, who was accompanied by his wife, for his first check up of his new digital Resound Verso hearing devices. As we chatted, I asked how are things?His wife immediately said, with the biggest smile, "Do you see the smile on my face"! She smile more ...

February 26, 2015 (5) comments
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