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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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  • How Loud is Too Loud?

    Posted on 2014-10-15

    Any exposure to loud noises can damage your hearing and odds are, that’s not news to you. However, that is not the entire story. If you are interested in protecting your ears from noise-induced harm, you may be wondering exactly what volumes or kinds of sounds can be damaging. After all, exposure to loud noises is an unavoidable part of most people’s lives, so when should we be especially vigilant to protect our ears ...

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  • Do I Need Two Hearing Aids? Why “YES” is often the answer.

    Posted on 2014-10-01

    As a well-known and highly respected hearing aid center, we are often asked the question “Do I really need two hearing aids?” This is a common question because investing in hearing aids can be a costly endeavor. Some individuals would reason that purchasing one hearing aid is the wise decision because it would be half the cost.

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  • The Stapedectomy Operation

    Posted on 2014-09-15

    Stapedectomy is an operation that is performed on patients with a disease called “otosclerosis” to restore their hearing. This condition causes a progressive loss of hearing, in one ear or both, from fixation or “stiffening” of the stapes, one of the tiny bones in the middle ear that connects the eardrum to the inner ear. Sound is essentially vibration in the air.

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  • Cochlear implant to Pakistani man is area's first for patient with 'single-sided deafness'

    Posted on 2014-09-15

    On an otherwise uneventful night in his home in Pakistan, Fahed Khan awoke to a medical crisis that proved so serious it propelled him on a trip all the way to Memphis ...

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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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