I would also like to point out how I love the intensity of Johnny Depp's gaze. So often, hearing people are unnerved by the intense gaze of deaf or hearing impaired person. We "hear" and communicate with our eyes. We are not being rude by what others deem as "staring". We are merely using all our sight to see everything you are saying. We look at your facial expressions to follow the "tone" of what you are saying, similar to hearing people use the tone of voice. We clue into the "tone of the face". Your body language speaks volumes, as well. Next time you feel you are being scrutinized, change that perception and realize maybe the person has a hearing impairment or is deaf. Don't feel uncomfortable, but instead, think of it as someone just wanting to understand what you are communicating. You may just discover they are friendly and want to "see" what you are saying.