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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.

Experience in the area

I've been a practicing audiologist for 20 years and have owned a private practice for 14 years. I am also an audiologist in the United States Army where I teach DOD hearing conservation regulations and manage 3000 DOD employees at an army industrial facility.


Arkansas Academy of Audiology American Academy of Audiology Academy of Doctors of Audiology American Speech and Hearing Association National Hearing Conservation Association


Journal of the Academy of Audiology Southwest Times Record, Fort Smith, Arkansas Press Argus Courier, Van Buren, Arkansas


Au.D. - Doctor of Audiology, University of Florida American Academy of Audiology fellow member Audiology Board Certification American Speech and Hearing Association certification Arkansas State Audiology license-current CPT United States Army Medical Corps

Awards and Honors

American Speech and Hearing Association "ACE" award x 7 years United States Army Accommodation Award Arkansas Academy of Audiology elected board of director x 3 years Better community award, Fort Smith, AR for volunteer audiology service to free community health clinic

Past/Present Clients

Serving newborn to geriatric ages.....unable to provide specific names.

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Manfred09/09/16101010very helpful
Anne06/09/16101010finally some good answer! thank you!

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2016-09-08 EAR WAX: 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

2016-06-30 kiss of deaf:

Damian,    I personally have not heard of someone going deaf from such a kiss.  However, the eardrum is the entrance to a pressurized middle/inner ear system and if the right amount of suction is created

2016-06-09 Eardrum scar:

Anne,    I scar on the eardrum is typically formed when the eardrum has recovered from a tear or hole, much like our skin.  The eardrum has 3 layers and the scar may form from the tear of one layer or

2016-05-07 Ear safety:

A sound like that will not cause more damage to your hearing.  It may cause a spike in your tinnitus, but shouldn't be anything permanent.  Sometimes the anxiety of the sound and worry of damage can cause


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