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Dr. Kelley Linton

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I'm an audiologist in private practice in Arkansas. I graduated from the University of Florida medical school. I specialize in hearing loss; hearing rehabilitation; hearing aids; noise induced hearing loss; occupational noise exposure; OSHA guidelines and regulations; hearing protection; tinnitis; newborn hearing testing; children and hearing loss and diagnosis and etiology of hearing loss.

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2016-11-11 Random loud sounds:

Anta,    That level of sound might be loud and possibly uncomfortable but should not cause permanent ear damage.  According to NIOSH (researchers of noise exposure and ear damage) you would have to be

2016-10-28 Hearing:

Agapi,    As long as you were wearing the earplug, your ear will be protected around sound that loud and for that short of time.  Although you could actually "feel" the sound pressure, the earplug will

2016-09-08 EAR WAX:

Yes...you pretty much have it!    We recommend oil for a few days (natural oil like olive, tea tree oil) then flush with 1/2 water, 1/2 hydrogen peroxide (luke warm temp).  You can add a dash of vinegar

2016-09-06 Hearing loss:

JoAnne,    Sometimes it is hard to explain exactly what is happening in the ear without an exam.  I know you said he won't see anyone about it, and that's a shame, it must mean that it doesn't bother him

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