Overview

What makes the Shea Clinic special?

What makes the Shea Clinic special? The answer is, quite simply, a tradition of excellence. This tradition was begun in 1926 by my grandfather, Dr. John Shea, Sr. He was a nationally known ear, nose, and throat surgeon, and was the president of the American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society. He practiced ear, nose, and throat […]

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What can be done for Bell’s palsy?

What can be done for Bell’s palsy? Bell’s palsy is a condition where one side of the face becomes weak or paralyzed for no apparent reason. For many patients, this will be very alarming, and they may even believe they are having a stroke, causing them to go to the emergency room. Bell’s palsy is not […]

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What is Ménière’s disease and what can be done for it?

What is Ménière’s disease and what can be done for it? Ménière’s disease is a disorder of the inner ear that is associated with attacks of dizziness and vertigo, hearing loss, fullness or pressure in the ear, and ringing or roaring in the ear. It may be very debilitating and can cause permanent hearing loss. […]

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I am dizzy, My balance is off

I’m dizzy/My balance is off Dizziness is a common complaint and is experienced by nearly everyone at one time or another. Dizziness is defined as any non-painful discomfort of the head. There are many things that can cause dizziness, and there are basically three types. The first is vertigo, defined as a feeling of movement, […]

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I have sudden hearing loss. What should I do?

Sudden hearing loss is a condition where a person’s hearing deteriorates suddenly in one or both ears. This may be accompanied by ringing in the ear or dizziness. There are many causes for sudden hearing loss and the appropriate treatment will depend on the cause, which may include infections, Meniere’s disease, loud noise, trauma, pressure […]

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