Meet the Professional, Dr. Patrick Muprhy

Certified Licensed Audiologist   |   Registered Hearing Aid Dealer

Dr. Patrick Murphy

Dr. Patrick M. Murphy, Au.D., M.Ed., CCC-A, FAAA is a board certified and licensed private practice audiologist in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He obtained a Doctorate in Audiology from A.T. Still University of Health Sciences in 2016, a Master of Education degree in Audiology from the University of Virginia in 1987, and a Bachelor of Science degree at Frostburg State University in 1980. Dr. Murphy has firsthand experience with hearing loss. He has a bilateral mild-to-moderate sensorineural hearing loss and wears binaural completely-in-the-canal digital amplification.

Dr. Murphy's Story

Hand with custom hearing aid

"After working in the Washington DC area for about four years, I realized that I was unsatisfied with the direction I was going in. I wanted to get into a profession where I would be able to work for myself and also help myself. I’ve had the hearing loss all of my life, but it was never properly diagnosed until I was 26 and in the graduate program at the University of Virginia.

I attended UVA from 1984 to '87 in the three-year Master’s program for audiology. I decided I wanted to go into private practice, work for myself, and also be able to help myself since I’ve got a hearing loss and I needed hearing aids.

To this day, my favorite part of the job is being able to help people with a problem that I can identify with because I experience it myself. To make a positive difference and improve the quality of someone’s life is basically what it amounts to."

Dr. Murphy's Credentials

Dr. Patrick Murphy holds the following:

Education

  • A.T. Still University—Mesa, Arizona
    • Doctor of Audiology, June 2015 to October 2016
  • University of Virginia—Charlottesville, Virginia
    • Master of Education in Audiology, August 1984 to May 1987
  • Frostburg State University—Frostburg, Maryland
    • Bachelor of Science in Sociology, August 1978 to May 1980
  • Allegany Community College—Cumberland, Maryland
    • Certificate in Law Enforcement, June 1975 to May 1978
    • (Started coursework during Junior Year in High School)
    • Student Government Association Presidential Candidate Spring 1977

Board Certification

  • Audiology, 1988
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Rockville, Maryland

Pennsylvania

  • Licensed Audiologist AT-000503-L
  • Registered Hearing Aid Dealer 511

Community Volunteer Service and Honors

  • Doylestown Business and Community Alliance
    • Professional Business Member, 2014
  • Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief
    • GoodWorks-PAC Organization National Team Member
    • American Red Cross, September 15-22, 2005
    • Jackson, Mississippi and Montgomery, Alabama
  • United States Jaycees
    • 1976 to 1987
    • U.S. Jaycees National B.U.B.B.A. Award Recipient 1980
  • Virginia Jaycees
    • State Chairman, Hearing Awareness 1980-81
    • Chapter Fundraising Award, 3rd Place 1983
    • Peck State Award Winner - Outstanding Chapter President 1983
    • State Recruitment Award for recruiting 25+ new members
    • Led Chapter to 2nd Consecutive Blue Chip Award 1982-83
  • Greater Reston Jaycees – Reston, Virginia
    • Presidential Award of Honor, June 1982
    • Local President’s Training School 1982
    • President 1982-83
      • Spark Plug Award 1983
      • Vice Presidential Certificate of Award June 1983
      • Outstanding Chapter President in District XXI for August 1982 and January 1983
      • Outstanding Chapter President in District XXI for 1982-83
  • Winchester-Frederick County Jaycees – Winchester, Virginia
    • State Director, 1981-82
      • Vice Presidential Certificate of Award, November 1980
      • Jaycee of the Quarter, Fall 1980
  • Maryland Jaycees
    • Smedley State Award Winner – Outstanding Internal Vice President 1979
    • Certificate of Award for Human Improvement, First & Second Place, 1979
    • Acting Region One Director 2nd Quarter 1979
      • Named Outstanding Regional Director 2nd Quarter 1979
      • Named Outstanding Chapter President 2nd Quarter 1979
    • President’s Club of Excellence November 1979
    • Region One On-To Chairman 1979-80
    • Community Action Vice President Certificate of Appreciation January 1980
    • Nominee for Five Outstanding Young Marylanders, January 1980
    • President’s Club of Excellence May 1980
    • Certificate of Award for Public Relations, First Place, 1980
    • Certificate of Award for Chapter Activities, First & Second Place, 1980
    • Chapter Programming Award -- 3rd in Group, Top 15 Statewide
    • Tommy Lee Award for Outstanding Chapter President, Second Place in Division 1980
    • Top Ten Chapter President 1979-80
  • Upper Potomac Jaycee – Westernport, Maryland
    • Charter Member, October 1976
    • External Vice President 1977-78
      • Distinguished Service Award 1977-78
      • Jaycee of the Month, May 1978
    • Internal Vice President 1978-79
      • Chapter Speak Up Award
      • District One Speak Up Award Winner 1978
      • Region One Jaycee Certificate
      • Weekend Individual Development College, Spring 1979
      • Jaycee of the Month, February 1979 and March 1979
      • Spoke Award, March 1979
      • Certificate of Merit, May 1979
      • Jaycee of the Year 1979
      • Presidential Award of Honor 1979
    • President 1979-80
      • Local President’s Training School, June 1979
      • District One Speak Up Award
      • Spark Plug Award
      • Region One Jaycee Certificate
  • Breathedsville Jaycees
    • Keynote Speaker, January 1980
  • Outstanding Young Men of America
    • Honor Bestowed 1980
  • Maryland State Senate
    • Certificate of Appreciation, July 1979
  • Boy Scouts of America
    • Eagle Scout, Troop 36, May 1976
    • Life Member, National Eagle Scout Association
    • Tri-Towns Bicentennial Eagle Scout Award 1976
    • The only Scout from Potomac Council to attend BSA Jamboree West in Idaho, 1973
    • Four Mile Swim Awards, High Score for Rifle at Camp Potomac 1974, Lead Troop in attaining every National Scouting Award for the Bicentennial.
    • Assistant Scoutmaster
    • Keynote Speaker for Eagle Scout Courts of Honor (2)
    • Provide Full Sponsorship of Life Membership to NESA for new Eagle Scouts (13)
  • United Organization of the Tri-Towns
    • Project Manager and Member of the Board of Directors, Fall 1975 (age 17)
    • Project Chairman for ten semi-annual food, toy, and clothing drives in the area.

Community Public Service

  • Pennsylvania State Executive Branch
    • Coordinator of Richland Township Emergency Management
    • Appointed by Governor Edward G. Rendell, Esq. - September 5, 2003
  • Richland Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
    • Richland Township Water Authority – Appointed June 2002 to December 2003
    • Emergency Management Coordinator – Recommended June 9, 2003
    • (Refused mandated stipends for public service in both positions)
  • Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors
    • Emergency Management Training Course - November 19, 2003
    • Emergency Response Plan Workshop - December 10 & 17, 2003
  • County Of Bucks, Pennsylvania
    • Elected Judge of Elections (4-year term) November 2013 to Present
    • Bucks County Board of Elections, Emergency Judge of Elections, 2010 to 2013
    • Elected Judge of Elections (4-year term) November 8, 2005 to 2009
    • Appointed Inspector of Elections, November 2002

Charities and Organizations Supported

  • WHYY (PBS television and radio)
  • Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County
  • Frostburg State University Foundation
  • Allentown Rescue Mission
  • Philabundance
  • Salvation Army
  • Twilight Wish
  • Witt Pharmacy Scholarship at Allegany College of Maryland
  • Central Bucks Emergency Medical Services
  • Doctors Without Borders
  • St. Jude's Hospital
  • Colin's Angels
  • Dementia Society of America
  • Girl Scouts
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Trenton
  • Boys Club & Girls Club of Mercer County
  • Trenton Thunder Charities
  • The Mother Angeline Society
  • County Theater of Doylestown, business sponsor

Business in Profile

- as published in the Bucks County Women's Journal

"Since the spring of 2003, Patrick Murphy has written many articles for the Bucks County Women's Journal. In fact, he is the longest-tenured contributor for our publication. This is the 90th consecutive issue of BCWJ to which Dr. Murphy has contributed an article and the first time he is our featured business."

Dr. Murphy with Diploma

Dr. Patrick Murphy Au.D., M.Ed., CCC-A, FAAA

He has been a board-certified and licensed audiologist in private practice since 1987 and has an office located in in Doylestown.

At the end of October 2016, Patrick completed his Doctorate in Audiology at A.T. Still University (ATSU) in Mesa, Arizona. Dr. Murphy, 58, contemplated pursuing this doctorate about the same time he began writing for BCWJ. After practicing for 17 years, there was no requirement in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to maintain licensure, nor a change within the profession dictating the acquisition of this degree for board certification.

In late 2013, Dr. Murphy began the process of completing the EPAC (Evaluation of Practicing Audiologists Capabilities) in seeking admission to ATSU. The EPAC is a 16-page document to be completed and supplemented with a variety of material including copies of professional and consumer articles; a list of public speaking topics presented to professionals and the general public; copies of academic transcripts dating back to 1975; 25 years of continuing education completed; letters of recommendation from colleagues; completion of a 179-step professional measure; a copy of a professional curriculum vitae; a minimum employment work history of 5,760 hours (Dr. Murphy has more than 92,000); licensure, certification, awards, professional memberships, and more. The independent Credentialing Services Agency provided a quantitative score of 989 out of 1,000 based upon the quality of Dr. Murphy's submission reflecting his education, knowledge, and experience. He enrolled and completed the course load at ATSU between June 2015 and October 2016.

Dr. Murphy began his college studies in 1975 at the end of his junior year in high school. After graduating from Allegany Community College (now Allegany College of Maryland), he enrolled at Frostburg State College (now Frostburg State University) and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in May 1980. After four years working in the suburban Washington, D.C. area, he applied and was accepted into the University of Virginia audiology Master's degree program. Following three full years of coursework, clinical labs, and clinical rotation, he obtained his Master of Education degree in Audiology in May, 1987. At that time, he interviewed for a clinical internship year based in Bucks County. In June 1988, Dr. Murphy completed his internship and obtained his board certification from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Thereafter, he obtained his audiology icense and became a registered hearing aid dealer.

Dr. Murphy's private practice was primarily focused on providing services to residents in retirement communities, nursing homes, and rehabilitation centers as wel as patients confined to their own homes. In October 1995, he opened his office located at 330 North Main Street in Doylestown for patients to be seen by appointment and maintained a schedule for patients in facilities.

Dr. Patrick Murphy in Doylestown office

Dr. Murphy has a lifetime of experience in helping others. During his years with the Boy Scouts and earning his Eagle Scout rank, he served his community in a multitude of projects for those less fortunate. His Eagle Scout project was to coordinate canvassing across six towns gathering food and toys for the needy. He then joined the Jaycees in 1976 as a charter member in his hometown, serving on the board of directors and as external vice president, internal vice president, chapter president, and regional director for the Maryland Jaycees.

Dr. Murphy's many local awards include chapter Jaycee of the Year, Distinguished Service Award, Project of the Year, and many more. In the Maryland Jaycees, Dr. Murphy was recognized as Outstanding Internal Vice President, Outstanding Chapter President, and Outstanding Regional Director of the Quarter, all while leading his local to a Top 10 ranking. In 1980, he was a nominee for the Maryland Jaycees' Five Outstanding Young Marylanders. That same year, he was named one of the Outstanding Young Men of America.

When he moved to Virginia, Dr. Murphy's involvement in the Jaycees continued. He served as the State Chairman for Hearing Awareness, Chapter State Director, and Chapter President. In 1983, Dr. Murphy was recognized as the Top Chapter Prsident in his division and was in the top five statewide. He was one of the first three people from Bucks County to be called upon to travel to Jackson, Mississippi to provide disaster relief for Hurricane Katrina survivors in September 2005 and received a Certificate of Appreciation from the American Red Cross.

After graduating from IVA, Dr. Murphy defined his scope of practice around his patients to provide the best audiological care, fitting amplification, and inustrial hearing conservation programming for his industrial clients under OSHA regulations.

Dr. Murphy, hearing expert and specialist

He became interested in the profession of audiology in the early 1980s due to his own experience having a bilateral sensorineural hearing loss. In his quest to become an audiologist, Dr. Murphy also learned about himself, confronted his own disability, and wears binaural digital amplification. He helps patients like himself. Dr. Murphy has helped treat thousands and thousands of patients over the years with the goal of providing better hearing. He takes all the time necessary to make his patients feel welcome and to ensure they receive customized services for a better quality of life. He welcomes all new patients to his practice.

Dr. Murphy resides in Doylestown with his wife Jackie and their two dogs, Coco and Daisy. Time permitting, he enjoys working on his baseball museum in his home, adding to his collection of autographed photographs for his office, reading, playing trumpet, holding season tickets for Trenton Thunder minor league baseball (donating many tickets to Thunder charities for the underprivileged), and vacationing in the Outer Banks of North Carolina and London, England.

Dr. Murphy is available for public speaking on a variety of topics in the realm of hearing loss, digital amplification, and more.

Dr. Murphy's personal philosophy is: "Live life to the fullest. Never allow preconceived notions or limitations imposed by anyone else or yourself prevent you from reaching beyond your imagined potential in life. Push yourself every day."

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