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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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  • SPOTLIGHT: Dr. Brian McKinnon

    Posted on 2015-01-15

    Congratulations are in order for Shea Ear Clinic’s Dr. Brian McKinnon who recently received confirmation that his membership for candidacy was affirmed by the American Otological Society. The American Otologic Society has just over a 100 members and is the oldest, most prestigious and most exclusive otologic society, not only in the United States, but in the world.

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  • Shea Clinic ASC Receives Esteemed Accreditation

    Posted on 2015-01-01

    The Shea Clinic ambulatory surgery center and physicians are members of an elite group of surgeons and surgical practices accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF). The designation authenticates Shea Clinic’s facility and doctors as being among the surgeons and surgical practices that provide the highest quality of care and safety to their patients.

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  • Michael Flock Overcomes Adversity

    Posted on 2014-12-15

    When Flock was 12, he lost his hearing in his left ear. But nearly 30 years ago, when Flock was an up-and-coming marketing manager in New York for IBM Corp., he went completely deaf.

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  • Hear For The Holidays!!!

    Posted on 2014-12-01

    The holidays are a time for gathering with loved ones, sharing stories, and enjoying conversations. But for many, the struggle to hear and understand clearly is a real frustration and can be stressful at times. Don’t make your hearing loss something to stress about! Follow this guide to survive the holiday madness with your ears and sanity intact, so you can focus on more important things like enjoying the time surrounded by the ones you love most!

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  • Protect Your Hearing

    Posted on 2014-12-01

    One of the most frequent contributors to hearing loss is noise exposure. Our hearing mechanism evolved and developed to be exquisitely sensitive to sound, especially those sounds associated with language. Prior to our modern era, this very capable system served us very well, but with industrialization and the noise associated with this, that same ability make the hearing mechanism very prone to injury from noise trauma.

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  • All About Snoring

    Posted on 2014-11-01

    Snoring is a very common problem, being found in almost 30% of adult males. Although initially somewhat humorous, as it progresses it can become more and more serious from a social and medical standpoint. After the humorous stage comes the irritating stage (to others) and finally the lifestyle changing stage where people (including your spouse) cannot sleep in the same room with you.

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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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