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  • Tinnitus Treatment

    Posted on 2018-07-02

    What is Tinnitus? Tinnitus is the perception of noise in the ear or head. It is generated inside the body rather than coming from the outside. Tinnitus is usually a symptom of some other problem just like dizziness. The problem is often more noticeable at bedtime or in quiet places. Approximately 10 percent of the population is affected to some degree.

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  • What is an otolaryngologist? | Shea clinic

    Posted on 2018-06-04

    Looking for an otolaryngologist in Memphis area? Have a question about ENT diseases or need to want to speak to an otolaryngologist? call the Shea Clinic today to set up an appointment with our experts. Call now locally at 901-761-9720 or toll free at 800-477-SHEA.

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  • What can be done for an Acoustic Neuroma?

    Posted on 2018-05-04

    An acoustic neuroma is a benign tumor originating from one of the balance nerves, which go from the inner ear to the brain. These tumors are usually diagnosed on an MRI, which may be ordered to evaluate a hearing loss that is more severe on one side than the other.

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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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  • 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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