Up Close & Personal – Kelley Linton, AuD


About Center for Hearing

Center for Hearing began out of a desire to work with patients and their hearing problems in a comfortable, Christian environment where friendliness and great service are the norm. I grew up in Crawford County and still live there today. Being able to come home to practice and help improve the quality of life of my friends and family, through better hearing, was a life goal. I love this area and love being able to raise a family in the River Valley.  Going to work is fun, our team is like a second family, and we love spending time together. We are proud to be recognized as a “Hearing Angel” clinic, and have been for several years. This award is based on our dedication to fitting hearing impaired people in our local community who couldn’t afford hearing aids otherwise.


Location & Contact

Green Pointe Center, 4300 Rogers Avenue, Suite 15, Fort Smith, AR 72903



What’s your favorite thing about your career?  The diversity.  I may be educating workers on the hazards of noise exposure one day, another day I might be checking the hearing of a newborn or changing someone’s quality of life through better hearing with hearing aids or even wearing an army uniform helping our soldiers preserve and protect their hearing.

Favorite Halloween costume when you were a kid?  Cowgirl.

Most inspirational book you’ve ever read (besides the Bible)?  Unbroken:  A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand. It should be required reading for every American.

Favorite song when you were a teen?  I was a complete rocker!

What’s your favorite meal on a chilly fall night?  My husband’s fresh elk steaks. No one cooks them better!

When do you start buying Christmas presents?  We have five children, so all year long!

What’s on your playlist right now?  Praise and worship, Luke Bryan, Coldplay, Linkin Park, Nickelback, meditation classics, Brantley Gilbert, Elton John.  I love music of all kinds.

If you could learn anything at all, what would it be?  To fly a helicopter.

What’s the farthest you’ve been away from home?  Ireland.

Last movie you saw?  The original Wizard of Oz.  Our youngest let me know she had never seen it, so we rented it a few weeks ago.

Favorite place in Arkansas?  Our cabin on the White River.

Strangest place you’ve called the Hogs?  Guaimaca, Honduras, on our annual mission trip.

What are you looking forward to this fall?  The smell of wood burning in the fireplace, cool nights and the changing leaves.

When’s the last time someone surprised you?  My husband picked me up on Valentine’s Day when I was returning from Honduras this past year, with a wonderful gift in hand.

What’s one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?  I’m in the Army: boot camp, combat boots and all!

What’s been your biggest success up until now?  Completing my music diploma in piano and obtaining the Paderewski Gold Medal. I only play for personal meditation these days.

What’s gone out of fashion that you wish would come back?  Home-cooked meals as the norm and living a slower paced lifestyle.

What’s in your car’s console right now?  Sunglasses, earbuds, Garmin™ Forerunner, bandana of the day. All things I use for my morning runs.

What do you love about living in Arkansas?  The great outdoors and all the activities we can enjoy around the state.

What’s the most sentimental thing you own?  An American flag that belonged to my grandfather and my husband’s Army war medals from Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

What would you do if you could take a year off from work?  Hike Colorado and read a library of books along the journey.

What’s the nicest compliment you’ve ever received?  I love working for you and being a part of your clinic’s team.

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