Providing you with great hearing healthcare is an important mission for us at Associates in Hearing. We want to serve you so that you can stay connected to those you care about and live a life doing the things you love most. Caring about you is of utmost importance.
Today we want you to get to know one of our important team members. He brings a passion for audiology and an unmatched compassion for people. We interviewed Dr. David Flynn to learn more about him, why he is passionate about audiology, and how he’s hoping to make a difference.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
As a child, I can remember having dreams of being a professional basketball player because I have always loved playing and watching sports. But also, when I was in kindergarten our teacher asked us this same question and I wrote I wanted to be a doctor so I could help people. I guess I had a pretty good idea of where I would end up even at age six.
If you could have dinner with any person, alive or dead, who would it be?
I would want to have dinner with Jesus. To me, he is the most influential, humble, and powerful person to ever walk the earth and it would be pretty amazing to share a meal with him.
Have you ever done something that not many people have done? If so, what?
The first thing that comes to my mind is that I met my wife, proposed, got married, and my wife got pregnant all in less than 1 year. I wouldn’t change a thing!
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
Since I am Irish, I’ve always hoped to go to Ireland one day. Most of my family is from the county of Mayo and I would love to see where they lived as well as other parts of the country.
Why did you decide to study audiology?
When I was in high school and trying to decide what I wanted to do in life, I thought about my strengths and my passions. My passion was to help people in some way and my strengths included science and math. When I came across audiology after talking to my neighbor who was a speech language pathologist, I realized I found a career that encompasses my interests as well as my desire to help other people. It became the perfect fit for me.
What do you enjoy most about being an audiologist?
In addition to getting to know my patients and seeing their quality of life improve through the benefit of hearing aids and communication strategies, one of my favorite parts of being an audiologist is going over the results with my patients and educating them on their hearing loss, why they have hearing loss, and ways to potentially improve it. I love the teaching aspect of our job because I feel it is important that each patient understand what is going on in their ears.
What is your favorite part about working at Associates in Hearing?
My favorite part about working at Associates in Hearing is the people. I am fortunate to work with great people and wonderful patients. I am thankful to work at a private practice that allows the audiologist the freedom to take the proper time and energy needed to appropriately recommend, fit, and follow-up with each patient.
Outside of audiology, what else are you passionate about?
Outside of audiology, my passions include my faith, family, and sports. My faith is the foundation of my life and my family is what matters most to me. For fun, my other passion in life is watching all the Philadelphia sports teams especially the Eagles and Sixers, as well as playing basketball, tennis, and golf.
If you could binge watch one show, what would you pick?
If I could binge watch one show, I would watch “The Office”. I love to laugh and this show definitely provides that for me.
When you’re 75 and able to look back on your life, what do you hope to have accomplished?
I recently came across a song called “Dream Small” and one of the lines says, “But dream small, don’t bother like you’ve gotta do it all.” I feel that when I am 75, I hope that I have accomplished the little things like having a loving family, helping friends when they need it, and just providing a smile and a light to others wherever I am. The big dreams are nice and still worth having, but when I am older I hope to have touched the lives of others by doing the little things, which may in fact end up impacting people in a big way.
We’re excited to have Dr. Flynn on our team, and we’d love for you to meet him! If you’d like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Flynn, call our office today!