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  • Causes of Hearing Loss

    Posted on 2013-07-15

    During normal hearing, sound waves travel through the ear canal and strike the eardrum causing it to vibrate. The eardrum is attached to three tiny bones in the middle ear.

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  • Our Hearing System

    Posted on 2013-07-01

    The anatomy of our hearing system can be divided into four components for our convenience in remembering the parts and associating these parts with their function. These divisions are the:

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  • Summer Travel Tips

    Posted on 2013-06-15

    Are you traveling this summer? Making reservations, understanding public announcements and using the telephone can be difficult. These suggestions should make your travels easier and more enjoyable:

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  • Allergy Allert: Grab A Tissue

    Posted on 2013-06-01

    Tens of thousands of Memphians are among the estimated 40 million Americans suffering from allergies this spring in what many experts are calling “the worst season ever” for intense nose tickles and burning throats. Even worse, Knoxville to our east, Louisville to the north and Jackson, MS to the south all rank in the Top 5 of the Top 100 worst cities in the nation for allergies as ranked by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

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  • HEARING LOSS: The Hidden Danger When the Brain Can’t Hear

    Posted on 2013-05-15

    The consequences of an untreated hearing loss are real. Since we collect sound with our ears and process the sound in our brain, over time and without hearing assistance, we can lose the ability to understand the spoken word. This documented process is called “auditory deprivation.

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  • Allergy Alert: Food Allergies More Severe Among Children

    Posted on 2013-05-01

    A new study in the journal Pediatrics has concluded that food allergies are a growing problem among our nation’s youth. The research shows that 8% of U.S. children, or about 6 million young people, are affected by food allergies. In the past, government estimates had ranged from 2% to 8%, adding to the growing body of evidence that increasingly more of our youth are suffering from food allergies.

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  • Understanding the Role of Your Inner Ear in the Balance System

    Posted on 2013-02-01

    Your inner ear plays an important role in the complex balance system. While not the only mechanism the body and brain uses for balance, inner ear dysfunction can commonly present with a complaint of imbalance.

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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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