Our Staff

Melissa J. Blakeman

Hearing Instrument Specialist

Since 1999, Melissa Blakeman has been helping thousands of patients along their journey to better hearing. Licensed by the state of Tennessee, Melissa’s journey to assist the hearing impaired was influenced by her family’s history of hearing loss. Melissa joined the Shea Hearing Aid Center in 2004, bringing her passionate commitment to quality hearing care. She finds it extremely rewarding to see the smiles she puts on her patients and the bigger smiles she puts on her patients’ families’ faces. Through surveys, Melissa has been noted to have one of the nation’s highest patient satisfactions and as such, receives many referrals from those she has served. She believes a hearing loss is much more noticeable than a hearing aid. She is committed to guiding her patients along their roads to better hearing starting with their initial evaluations and continuing throughout their personalized rehabilitation processes. From meeting the patient for the first time, to conducting a complete hearing evaluation, the patient is left with only one conclusion, that they have come to the right place. Testing, fitting, service and follow-up, are all conducted with compassion and integrity.

Eli Duberow

Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist

Eli joined the hearing industry and has been helping patients hear better since 2012. Eli’s favorite part of working in the hearing industry is getting to know his patients and utilizing the best technology in the market to improve their lives through better hearing.

Eli has an adorable wife and two year old son. He enjoys alternative rock music and spending time with family. Fun fact, he helped set a relay record in swimming while going to New Mexico State University!

John Gross

Clinic Manager

John Gross has served as the Administrator for the Shea Ear Clinic since April, 2001. He is directly responsible for the day-to-day operations and financial oversight of the practice, including the ambulatory surgery center, the hearing aid business and all ancillary divisions. Mr. Gross previously served as a senior analyst in the healthcare management consulting branch of Deloitte & Touche and as Chief Financial Officer of Pointe Coupee General Hospital. Mr. Gross earned his Accounting degree from Louisiana State University in 1983 and is a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association. He has over 25 years of healthcare finance and administrative experience. He currently serves on the Leadership Council of the Association of Otolaryngology Administrators as the Program Chairperson for their national conference. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Memphis Oral School for the Deaf and the Mid-South Chapter of the American Red Cross. He has been recognized as one of Memphis’ annual “Power Players” for the last decade.

Joyce Ivie

Patient Care Coordinator

Joyce Ivie joined Shea Hearing Aid Center in 2009. Joyce holds a B.S. in Business Administration. She enjoys helping patients with their hearing healthcare needs while creating a welcoming environment for each patient. She hopes to make a difference in someone’s life every day and believes that every single individual is important.

Patient Reviews

Read a Few of Our Google Reviews

4.8 out of 5 Stars based on 197 Reviews on Google.

Read what some of our patients have to say about our staff and our office!

Everyone is always friendly

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Linda Woodbury, on Google

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Shirley Williams, on Google

I have had some issues with my hearing aids but they have been very helpful to solve the issues. I have had both of them replaced, once each at different times, now both of them are sent off to be replaced.

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Phil Wren, on Google

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Ronnie Bonner, on Google

Audiologist was Very knowledgeable and empathetic. Patient and thorough and nice. Made a stressful experience pleasant and a learning experience. Thanks Melissa

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Candi Locz, on Google

Everything great except the wait time.

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Joel Williams, on Google

Phone answered quickly and agent answered question.

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Virginia Burnette, on Google

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George Worsham, on Google

He figured out what was going on with my balance,gave me great therapy tools and diet.Always very pleasant Dr.Shea.Thank you

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Deborah Boyle, on Google

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Perry Hand, on Google

Dr Shea and his staff always listen and are caring. They are all friendly and take time to discuss what is needed

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Eddy Puller, on Google

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Brad Hodges, on Google

Very professional and courtesy

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Sammie M, on Google

Very professional.

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Ira Dudley, on Google

Very professional, friendly, respectful of your time. Upon entering, you are welcomed with a pleasant hello/smile.

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Michael D. Brown, on Google

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walter cummins, on Google

Highly professional hearing and ENT services. I had a very comprehensive exam and thorough explanation from the Doctor.

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Joe Spake, on Google

Very nice and accommodating staff

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J F, on Google

Always a welcoming and supportive environment. The staff and professionals at every level are exceptional. Thank you. Barbara and Bill Nixon

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Barbara Nixon, on Google

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Bob Graham, on Google

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Ernest Lloyd, on Google

Very helpful. And Polite

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Shelia Westbrook, on Google

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Fanatic Lily, on Google

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Willie Moore, on Google