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  • The vestibular system: Are you still spinning?

    Posted on 2018-04-15

    The Vestibular System is the reason you are not falling over right now. The Vestibular System processes sensory information about motion, balance, and the spatial environment. The system is comprised of the semicircular canals, the utricle, and the saccule. The utricle and saccule sense your linear and vertical movements, such as walking.

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  • Shea Ear Clinic: Daily Care for Hearing Aids

    Posted on 2018-03-15

    It is inevitable. Getting older is a symptom of being human. According to the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), 28.8 million Americans between the ages 20-69 could benefit from a hearing aid. One out of three people between ages 65-74 have hearing loss. Sadly, hearing loss also affects children. Out of 1000 children born in the United States, 2 to 3 children are born with noticeable hearing loss. In 2016, 3.65 million hearing aids were dispersed in the US.

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  • I’m having trouble hearing.

    Posted on 2018-03-01

    There are many factors which can cause or contribute to hearing loss, such as exposure to excessive noise, infections, the aging process, genetics, tumors, and other diseases of the middle or inner ear.

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  • Common Questions about Ear, Nose, and Throat Health

    Posted on 2018-02-15

    Commonly asked questions regarding ear, nose and throat health, including snoring, sleep apnea, septoplasty,hearing loss, endoscopic sinus surgery and more.

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  • Ear Infections: Causes and Symptoms

    Posted on 2018-02-01

    Ear infections can involve either the middle ear, or the ear canal, and both can cause pain, fever, drainage, and changes in hearing. Ear infections are more common in children than in adults.

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  • What can be done for Bell’s palsy?

    Posted on 2018-01-15

    Treatment involves steroids taken by mouth for at least 14 days and sometimes antiviral medication as well. On rare occasions, if the weakness is particularly severe, surgery may be performed to decompress the nerve and allow it to swell. Primary care providers, nurse practitioners, and emergency room doctors are not trained to manage Bell’s palsy.

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  • Cold weather and hearing loss

    Posted on 2017-12-01

    Exposure to cold weather conditions can increase the risk of hearing loss. Cold weather can cause abnormal growth of bone in the outer ear canal, the medical term for abnormal bony growth is exostosis and commonly known as swimmer’s or surfer’s ear.

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  • Hearing loss and Loud Music

    Posted on 2017-09-15

    The 2 main factors to hearing damages are how loud and how long. If there is a ringing in your ear after listening to loud music for too long, then you have been around loud music for too long. However, even without this symptom or ear pain, there still may be potential hearing loss.

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  • Does your job put you at risk for hearing loss?

    Posted on 2017-09-01

    One of the main causes of hearing loss is constantly being around excessively loud noise levels. Being that some professions are unquestionably louder than others, these employees are at a higher risk of hearing loss due to overexposure.

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  • Musicians Hearing Loss and Prevention

    Posted on 2017-08-15

    It has been said since the beginning of classic rock that if the music is too loud, then you are too old. However, with the evidence that professional musicians are almost four times more likely to experience hearing loss, it may be smart to be weary of loud music.

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  • Shea Ear Clinic Physicians Present Research Development
    Shea Ear Clinic Physicians Present Research Development
    Posted on May 01, 2013

    At the American Neurotology Society Spring Meeting, Dr. Brian J. McKinnon’s team presented their latest ongoing research on the development of a novel cochlear implant thin film array electrode.

  • Dr. John Shea Donates Professional Papers to Memphis Library
    Dr. John Shea Donates Professional Papers to Memphis Library
    Posted on April 15, 2013

    Throughout the course of his life, Dr. John Shea Jr. has made major historical breakthroughs and advancements in medicine. Recently, Shea donated 406 papers, including more than 300 published articles, to the Memphis Public Library’s Memphis Room..

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