Dr. Keifer is a U.S. Army veteran who served 2.5 years active duty as a tank crewman and 5.5 years (during his undergraduate education) for the Michigan Army National Guard as a sergeant and tank gunner/tank commander. He graduated summa cum laude with his Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from Western Michigan University in 2003 and was named Presidential Scholar. He received his Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree from the Ohio State University in 2007. Dr. Keifer and his wife, Laura, moved to the Toledo area in 2008 to be closer to their families. Laura has taught 2nd grade and works as a reading specialist for Maumee Schools since moving here.
Dr. Keifer is passionate about patient care and community awareness of hearing health, with specific interests centering around education, prevention, and rehabilitation of hearing loss, tinnitus, and communication deficits. He started Great Lakes Audiology so that he could deliver the greatest possible care to you and your family in a warm and friendly environment.
Dr. Keifer is part-time faculty at the University of Toledo where he is a clinical audiology practicum supervisor for graduate speech language pathology students. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA), a certified member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), and a member of the Ohio Academy of Audiology (OAA) where he currently serves on the Board of Directors.
Outside of Audiology, Dr. Keifer enjoys many activities including woodworking, home improvement, drawing/painting, running, kayaking, camping, and spending time with family and friends.