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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • When to get a hearing test?

    Posted on 2017-08-01

    You are not alone if you are worried that you might have hearing loss. Hearing loss can come from many things, including being around loud noises for too long. However, many people lose their hearing simply because of age. In fact, almost 25% of Americans between ages 65 and 74 have a hearing problem, as well as over 50% of Americans over age 75.

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  • Understanding the road ahead in the world of HEARING Part2

    Posted on 2017-06-15

    Early detection of hearing loss is vital for learning and speech development . A thorough medical examination by a licensed physician should be completed before fitting the hearing aids. Hearing aids are battery powered, electronic devices with microphones that amplify sound in the ear.

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  • Understanding the road ahead in the world of HEARING

    Posted on 2017-06-01

    If your child is struggling to hear there are many hearing solutions designed specifically for children. Early intervention is crucial to meet learning goals. Delaying even a few months can have a major impact on your child’s social and language development since the brain of a child is rapidly changing and developing.

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  • Ear Ache & Ear Pain

    Posted on 2017-04-03

    Ear pain or aches usually only effect one ear, but can occasionally happen in both. Pain can be caused by inflammation or infections in the inner or middle ear. These aches can be caused by several things like ear infections, earwax blockage or swimmer's ear.

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  • Eyelid Surgery

    Posted on 2017-02-15

    The appropriate term for eyelid surgery is called Blepharoplasty. This is a surgery that is known to repair droopy eyelids. As most people know, the older you get the more your skin ages as well. The skin around the eye and eyelids are very noticeable places when skin starts to age. This is a big reason blepharoplasty is becoming a more popular surgery.

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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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  • 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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