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  • Tobacco Use and its Effect on your Ear, Nose, and Throat Health

    Posted on 2014-03-15

    Cigarette smoking and smokeless tobacco are known hazards to your health. It is an issue that is addressed in the Ear, Nose, and Throat office for many reasons.

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  • What is an Otologist / Neurotologist?

    Posted on 2014-01-15

    An Otologist/Neurotologist is all ears! Otology/Neurotology are subspecialties in the field of Otolaryngology, or Ear Nose and Throat that care for problems that involve the ear, hearing and balance. They have received of additional training after completion of residency training in Otolaryngology.

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  • Can Allergies Cause or Contribute to Balance?

    Posted on 2014-01-01

    While the relationship between allergy and balance is complex and not completely understood, there is an increasing appreciation that untreated or poorly controlled allergies can significantly impact balance function. Some examples are illustrated below.

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  • What Is An Audiologist?

    Posted on 2013-12-15

    An Audiologist is all ears! Audiology is the field of testing that identifies and assesses hearing and/or balance problems. Audiologists also help manage hearing loss and tinnitus through fitting of hearing aids and/or tinnitus masking devices.

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  • Listening and Hearing Is Not The Same Thing

    Posted on 2013-11-15

    Listening and hearing is not the same thing. But, you certainly need hearing to be able to listen. However, even with some hearing loss, listening skills can go a long way towards improving understanding both without and with amplification.

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  • Does Melatonin help Tinnitus?

    Posted on 2013-11-01

    Tinnitus is the perception of sound within the human ear when no actual sound is present. Tinnitus is not a disease, but a condition that is often the result from a wide range of underlying causes such as medications, or a circulatory system disorder.

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  • Can Ginkgo Biloba Help Tinnitus?

    Posted on 2013-10-15

    Tinnitus is the perception of sound within the human ear when no actual sound is present. Tinnitus is not a disease, but a condition that is often the result from a wide range of underlying causes such as medications, or a circulatory system disorder.

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  • What is Tinnitus?

    Posted on 2013-10-01

    Tinnitus is the perception of sound within the human ear when no actual sound is present. Tinnitus is not a disease, but a condition that is often the result from a wide range of underlying causes such as medications, or a circulatory system disorder. While sometimes this can contribute to, or cause the perception of ringing in the ears, majority of the time, tinnitus is associated with hearing loss. If the cause of the hearing loss can be remedied the tinnitus is often reduced or even resolved.

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  • It's your song, hear it like you remember it!

    Posted on 2013-09-15

    A good number of people are aware their hearing has deteriorated over the years but are hesitant to seek help. Maybe they're somewhat in denial over their hearing loss, maybe they're a little embarrassed over acknowledging a shortcoming or weakness, or maybe they believe they can "get by" without the assistance of a hearing aid. And, unfortunately, too many people wait too many years before getting treatment.

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  • Don’t Fall For it!!!

    Posted on 2013-09-01

    According to a recent wellness report published in the Wall Street Journal, adults with mild hearing loss have a much greater risk of falling as compared to those with normal hearing. The recent discovery of hearing loss as a pathway to falling is intriguing because hearing loss is highly prevalent across the country yet remains vastly undertreated among our aging population.

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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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