At Associates in Hearing, we want you to treat your hearing loss. We also want you to know how much we care about seeing you thrive in your life because hearing loss is no longer an obstacle. Getting to treat our patients in one of our highest honors.
Our practice began with Dr. Patricia Reiff, a doctor of audiology for over 30 years in the Philadelphia area. As the owner and founder, she has been instrumental in setting us apart from every other practice by making you, our patients, our top priority.
Here are a few facts about Dr. Reiff, the things she loves, and why she’s audiologist.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I always wanted to be in the medical profession. I started out in pre-med and switched to speech pathology and audiology.
What song from your teenage years do you still rock out to when nobody else is listening or watching?
ABBA – “Dancing Queen”
What made you decide to start your own practice?
I wanted to have control of how I provided audiology and hearing services. I saw the need for comprehensive care, and I wanted to design services to meet the needs of my patients.
Why did you decide to study audiology?
My aunt had a stroke and lost her ability to talk, speak, walk, and feed herself. Her inability to communicate was by far the most isolating and depressing result of her stroke.
What do you enjoy most about being an audiologist?
I enjoy direct patient care and being able to help the most difficult hearing losses. Hearing from patients about what an improvement hearing help has made in their lives is one of the highlights as well.
What is your favorite part about working at Associates in Hearing?
I love hearing from other staff members the stories about the impact we have on our patients and our patients’ families and friends. I also enjoy seeing other staff grow in their positions and find satisfaction in their work.
What do you love most about Associates in Hearing humanitarian trips?
It’s amazing how even small acts of kindness and hearing care can make such a difference in others’ lives. We live in a very privileged society, and it makes me grateful for all I have in our country.
Outside of audiology, what else are you passionate about?
Seeing people expand their thinking, work hard and never give up on themselves. I’m also passionate about traveling and experiencing new cultures and ways of viewing the world.
What is your favorite book and why?
I love to read novels with strong interesting characters. The last book I read was Small, Great Things by Jodi Picoult. I loved Ruth in the book. She was always fighting to do the best for her son and for her family.
When you retire and able to look back on your life, what do you hope to have accomplished?
I hope to have shown a lot of love to people and inspired them to live a full and rewarding life. The fact that I helped improve the quality of some people’s lives will be my major accomplishment.