Meet Paul Depp, Au.D., CCC-A
Dr. Depp has been a member of the Audiology Team at Audio Recovery since 1994. He began his career as a civil engineer and became interested in Audiology when he met Dr. J.V.D. Hough, M.D. at the Hough Ear Institute in Oklahoma City in 1991. Dr. Depp graduated with a Master of Science in Audiology from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He also holds a Doctor of Audiology degree from the University of Florida. He was awarded a Certificate in Clinical Competence by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Dr. Depp is married and has two adult children. He enjoys spending time with his family and volunteering at a local free clinic. Dr. Depp is originally from Thailand. He knows the experience of coming to a new country far from home. He and his wife have been volunteering with a local group that welcomes international students. Dr. Depp and his colleagues also have given free seminars at the University of Central Oklahoma preparing international students before they return to their home country. He has also participated in medical mission trips to Nicaragua and Thailand.
Quote from Dr. Depp: “My passion is to help my patients and their family understand that improving their hearing through hearing aids takes time. It is a process, almost like rehab. The best result takes time-the brain and hearing system need to be trained. I take pleasure in spending time helping my patients learn how to successfully use their hearing aids and achieve the best realistic results for their hearing needs.”
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!”
“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?
“My passion is to help the patient and their family to understand that improving one’s hearing through hearing aids is a process, 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 successfully use hearing aids, and how to achieve the best realistic results for their hearing.”
Dr. Depp is originally from Thailand, and knows the experience of coming to a new country far from home. He and his wife have been serving with a group at their church which helps international students. Dr, Depp and his colleagues also give seminars regularly at the University of Central Oklahoma preparing international students before they return to their home country. In addition, he 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 to the best of my ability.”