Doctor of Audiology
Dr. Paul Depp joined the Audio Recovery in 1994. He holds a Master’s degree in Audiology from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He also holds a Doctor of Audiology degree from the University of Florida. He is a licensed audiologist, certified in Audiology from the American Speech and Hearing Association, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.
He began his career as a civil engineer, then became interested in Audiology when Dr. J.V.D. Hough, M.D., gave him a job as a “hearing tester” at the Otologic Medical Clinic in 1991. Dr. Depp says, “At the clinic, I fell in love with serving.”
What are you known for? “My engineering background deepens my understanding of hearing aids and sound technology. The technology that is now available to help improve our patients’ hearing is incredible.”
Quote: “People with hearing loss tend to isolate themselves over time. Part of my mission is to work with the family, encouraging them to be supportive.”
What is your professional passion? “I help the patient and their family to understand that the process is almost like rehab. The best results take time—the brain and hearing system need to be trained. Much of my time is spent helping patients to know what it takes to use hearing aids, and how to achieve the best realistic results for their hearing.”
Volunteer activities? Dr. Depp is originally from Thailand, and knows the experience of coming to a new country far from home. He and his family now serve with a group at his church which helps international students. He also is a volunteer audiologist at a free clinic in Edmond.
What would be impossible for you to give up?
Favorite book and movie: The Purpose-Driven Life
, by Rick Warren, and Courageous
How do you want to be remembered? “That I served others well. I try to serve by example, whether it’s recycling or emptying the trash at the office.”
Dr. Depp and his ‘wonderful wife’ have been married for 27 years, and have one son and one daughter. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, especially reading with each of his children.
Jeff Mashburn joined the Audio Recovery family in 1993. He received a Master’s degree in Audiology from the Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center, and is certified in Audiology from the American Speech and Hearing Association.
Jeff says, “I was on my way to boot camp for a military aviation program when I was in a diving accident. I dove too deep and my right inner ear was destroyed. This resulted in a total loss of hearing and of my balance system on the right side. Dr. Hough was the first to correctly diagnose my situation. I then became interested in audiology, took classes, and loved it. I still love it, after more than twenty years. I wear a CROS hearing aid. The microphone on my right side sends the sound into my left ear, which helps to give a sense of balanced hearing.”
What are you known for? “One of my strengths is working with elderly clients, giving them all the time they need to learn about their hearing aids.”
Quote: “I am so grateful for the opportunity to improve my clients’ lives, especially their ability to communicate and interact with their family and friends. The world of hearing aids is never stagnant—the technology is always changing and improving, so that we can make more of a difference.”
What is your passion? “My faith is very important to me. Also, cycling. I enjoy bicycling, and ride every chance I get.”
What would be impossible for you to give up? “My faith. It’s just an integral part of my life.”
How would you like to be remembered? “As being authentic. No pretense—just honest and open.”
Jeff and his wife will be married 25 years in 2012. They have three children: Austin, 21; Kathryn, 19, and Ashley, 17.
Jeri Mills holds a Master's degree in Audiology from the Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center. She is certified in Audiology from the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. Jeri joined Audio Recovery in 1997, and has over thirty years of experience in the field of Audiology.
What are you known for? “Working with musicians to provide hearing protection. I also enjoy working with our older clients who have hearing needs.”
Quote: “It is always exciting when we can help someone who has become withdrawn …sometimes people have just stopped going out because of hearing loss. This work is so gratifying--I really enjoy working with our patients and helping them to function better in everyday situations.”
What is your passion? “I love to read, and discuss books with friends. I also enjoy music and going to concerts. I am a big fan of OU women’s basketball. Go Sooners!”
Favorite way to spend the weekend? “Going to movies, sharing good food with friends, or just being at home.”
What would be impossible for you to give up? “Coffee.”
Favorite book and movie? "Some of my favorite books are To Kill a Mockingbird and Master of the Game. Movie would be The Shawshank Redemption.”
How do you want to be remembered? “As someone who was kind, who tried to do for others and to put others first.”
Jeri will have been married for 28 years this spring. She has two daughters, aged 21 and 17, whose birthdays are three days apart.
Doctor of Audiology
Dr. Conley-Stueve is a specialist in adult hearing aid fittings. She isalso a specialist in BAHA fittings. Dr. Conley-Stueve holds a Master’s degree in Audiology from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. In 2007, she received a Doctor of Audiology degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and Audiology. She is certified in Audiology from the American Speech and Hearing Association and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. She has also been involved in teaching and research at the University of Oklahoma. She has been a member of the Audio Recovery family since 1998.
What are you known for? Dr. Conley-Stueve is known for being caring and understanding with her patients. She will take extra time and listen to patient complaints and concerns.
Quote: “I enjoy counseling my patients. I believe it very important for a patient to understand their hearing loss. Giving clients a realistic idea of what they can expect is almost more important than the hearing aid.”
What is your professional passion? “Educating patients. The latest hearing aids have improved features and benefits. I love to inform people about new technology available to help them hear and understand. ”
What would be impossible for you to give up? “My family.”
Favorite book and movie: “My favorite book is Kate Chopin’s The Awakening, and my favorite movie is Out of Africa."
When not working, Dr. Conley-Stueve loves to travel the US with her sister. They have a goal of visiting all 50 states, with a rule that they must stay overnight in order for a state to be officially counted. So far, they have made it to 32 states!
Dr. Conley-Stueve has been married sine June, 2012. She loves spending time outdoors, attending her spin class, and entertaining friends on the weekends.
Nell Wilson holds a Master’s degree from the University of Memphis. She has been in the field of Audiology since 1982. After working in Arkansas, she joined Otologic Medical Clinic, providing a variety of audiology services. In 2007, she joined the Audio Recovery family. She is certified in Audiology by the American Speech and Hearing Association.
What are you known for? “We work with a population who may feel like they are handicapped. I’ve dealt with similar issues in my personal life, and know that life goes on. I am here to help. I am very patient, and love working with older people.”
Quote: “Both of my children are musicians. My son, who plays piano and composes music, was born with one hand. I understand overcoming what may be seen as a limitation.”
What are you passionate about professionally? “Seeing someone who hasn’t heard well for a long time feel the joy of communicating with their family and grandchildren.”
Volunteer activities: “I’m active in my church youth group, and I support a group that actively volunteers on military bases and college campuses.”
What would be impossible for you to give up? “Chocolate.”
Favorite book and movie: The Saving Life of Christ, and The Sound of Music.
How do you want to be remembered? “I want to be remembered as someone who looked to the interests of others, and brought out the best in them.”
Nell has been married for 25 years—proof, she says, that “A southerner can be happily married to a Yankee!” They soon will be ‘empty nesters.’ Her son and daughter are both accomplished musicians. Her son is a senior this year, and her daughter is a junior. Her daughter plays piano, clarinet, and saxophone.
Doctor of Audiology
Dr. Farmer received her Doctor of Audiology degree in 2007 from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She is certified in Audiology from the American Speech and Hearing Association. Prior to joining Audio Recovery, she worked in all areas of diagnostic audiology, as well as with amplification in both adult and pediatric populations.
What are you known for? “I will go above and beyond to find the best possible solutions for my patients. I also learn new software easily and enjoy working with complex hearing aid software details to help find those solutions.”
Quote: “I love building relationships with my clients—hearing about the children and grandchildren and their lives. I’m a ‘people person.’ “
What is your professional passion? “The response we see when we can open up someone’s world by helping them to hear. Hearing loss can be so isolating when you can’t talk with friends and family or even hear the TV. We can help clients become more engaged in their own lives, and make a difference in their social lives.”
Volunteer activities: ‘I’m very involved in my church, and have also worked with some hearing organizations.”
How do you want to be remembered? “This is something I often think about. I hope that all remember me as kind and loving. By my patients specifically, i would like to be remembered as more than their audiologist.....as a compassionate person who takes an interest not only in their hearing, but in their life...as a friend.”
Married since 2007, Dr. Farmer has a three-year-old son, and another son is due in May 2012. She loves cooking, spending time with her son, and also running errands and shopping with her mom on weekends.