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  • Hearing Aid Battery Technology

    Posted on 2015-08-28

    Modern hearing aids pose a unique challenge to engineers today. There is a constant drive to add new features while retaining a compact size, or even reducing it. This presents a challenging set of requirements to the battery being used, where low supply voltage is a necessity and low power consumption is critical.

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  • Sounds of Summer May Threaten Your Hearing!

    Posted on 2015-06-15

    Summer is here!!! And while most of us know to protect our skin from over exposure to the sun, we rarely think of protecting our hearing to many of the sounds unique to the season. Some of the most common sounds of summer -- such as outdoor concerts, fireworks and construction work can pose a threat to your hearing if you don't take steps to protect yourself.

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  • Spring Allergies Are Upon Us!

    Posted on 2015-06-15

    One of our favorite “Rites of Spring” in the mid-south is surely the budding and blooming of a myriad of flowers, bushes and trees. Along with all of this pollen comes nasal congestion, itchy eyes, a runny nose, and constant sneezing for many patients who suffer from springtime allergies.

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  • May is Better Hearing Month!

    Posted on 2015-06-01

    Hearing loss happens. If you have hearing loss, it doesn’t need to hold you back. Call us today to take your first step towards better hearing!

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  • All About Allergy Testing

    Posted on 2015-06-01

    Allergies are best known for causing nasal symptoms such as sneezing, itching, stuffiness and drainage. They can affect more than just your nose. They can affect your ears, eyes, throat and sinuses as well. They can make you feel bad, interfere with your sleep, make snoring worse, cause ear infections, lead to temporary or even permanent hearing loss, cause sinus infections, trigger headaches, make dizziness worse, cause coughing/choking and even make reflux worse.

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  • Medicines That Cause Hearing Loss

    Posted on 2015-05-01

    Medicines that damage the ear and cause hearing loss are known as ototoxic medicines. They are a common cause of hearing loss, especially in older adults who have to take medicine on a regular basis. In most cases, hearing loss occurs because the medicine damages the cochlea in the inner ear.

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  • Hearing Loss and Aging

    Posted on 2015-04-01

    Aging adults with hearing loss often feel a sense of shame related directly to difficulties in understanding what is being said. Feelings of isolation occur when elders are left out of group conversations. Elders with hearing loss may choose isolation over humiliation.

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  • Are Your Ears Burning? Well now you know!

    Posted on 2015-03-15

    In his famous Much ado About Nothing, the world renowned playwright, William Shakespeare, asks “What fire is in mine ears?” Today this old English phrase is translated to the modern idiom “My ears are burning!”

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  • Celebrating the life of John J. Shea, Jr., M.D.

    Posted on 2015-02-15

    Dr. John Joseph Shea, Jr., died peacefully at home from respiratory illness on Sunday, February 8th, 2015, surrounded by his large and loving family. He and his wife, Lynda Mead Shea, had recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. He was born in Memphis on September 4, 1924, the third of six children, to Dr. John Joseph Shea Sr. and Catharine Flanagan Shea. He graduated from Christian Brothers High School and then attended the University of Notre Dame.

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  • The Cost of Untreated Hearing Loss What You Don’t Hear Could Be Hurting You

    Posted on 2015-02-01

    Helen Keller once said, “If you lose your sight, you lose touch with things. If you lose your hearing, you lose touch with people.” We see a few blurry street signs and we know it’s time to have our eyes checked. However, hearing loss usually happens so gradually we don’t realize its effects. Unfortunately, the consequences of untreated hearing loss are irreparable.

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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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