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  • Melatonin and Tinnitus

    Posted on 2017-01-04

    Tinnitus is the perception of sound, like ringing or humming, within the human ear when no actual sound is present. According to recent studies, statistics show about 15 million people in the U.S. consider their tinnitus to be a significant problem.

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  • Diabetes and Hearing Loss

    Posted on 2016-12-15

    Nearly 30 million people in the United States have diabetes, and 90 to 95 percent of those people have type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form and is diagnosed when the body has high levels of blood glucose and low insulin production.

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  • How Does Otosclerosis Cause Hearing Loss?

    Posted on 2016-11-01

    Otosclerosis is a disease in the ear that is a form of abnormal bone growth in the middle and inner ear. The tiny bones are supposed to amplify sound waves, but the disease prevents them from receiving the right vibrations.

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  • Sleep Apnea

    Posted on 2016-10-15

    Around 30 percent of males suffer from some sort of sleep apnea. There are two types of sleep apnea, central sleep apnea and obstructive sleep apnea.

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  • What is positional vertigo?

    Posted on 2016-10-01

    Positional Vertigo, also known as "Benign Positional Vertigo", "Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo" or "BPPV", is caused by tiny calcium particles that have broken free from the balance detectors in the inner ear and are floating in the inner ear fluid. These "floaters" become trapped in the balance canals of the inner ear and cause them to become overly sensitive to head movements.

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  • The Impact of Tobacco on Hearing Loss

    Posted on 2016-09-15

    Smoking can effect your ears too and lead to loss of hearing. The chemicals in cigarettes, like nicotine and carbon monoxide, weaken blood vessel circulation and oxygen levels in the cells of your inner ear.

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  • How Does Otosclerosis Cause Hearing Loss?

    Posted on 2016-09-01

    Otosclerosis is a disease in the ear that is a form of abnormal bone growth in the middle and inner ear. The tiny bones are supposed to amplify sound waves, but the disease prevents them from receiving the right vibrations.

    Read More »
  • Teenage Hearing Loss Facts

    Posted on 2016-08-15

    Some 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults are at high risk for hearing loss. This is because of extreme exposure to loud noises, like the use of headphones, sounds from smartphones, night clubs, concert venues, bars and sporting events.

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  • Hearing Aid Maintenance and Cleaning Tips

    Posted on 2016-08-01

    It is very important to take care of your hearing aids. Improper use, storage or hygiene of the hearing aids can effect your ears and hearing. Following simple steps for maintenance of your hearing aids can be benefitial

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  • Ear Pain and Pressure on Airplanes

    Posted on 2016-07-15

    Several people suffer from ear pain when airplanes are climbing or descending. This is caused by fast changes in altitude and air pressure.

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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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