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.
Dr. Keifer’s professional interests include electrophysiological tests (nerve and brainstem recordings), cochlear implants, amplification (hearing aids), and vestibular diagnostics (balance testing). He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA), a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), and a member of the Ohio Academy of Audiology (OAA).
Outside of Audiology, Dr. Keifer enjoys many activities including woodworking, home improvement, drawing/painting, running, kayaking, and camping.