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.
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 people with hearing health 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!”
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? “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.”
Volunteer activities? 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? “Coffee.”
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."
Dr. Depp and his ‘wonderful wife’ have been married for 30 years, and have one son and one daughter.