About Center for Hearing and Balance
“The motivation to create the area’s first and only private-practice audiology clinic came from the desire to provide a high level of service centered completely around the specific needs of our patients, while making our services affordable and convenient at the same time. We are dedicated to excellence in hearing health.
Our philosophy dictates that we serve each patient in a Christian and family-oriented environment where personal attention is the norm, not the exception.”
-Dr. Kelley Linton
Dr. Kelley Linton
Dr. Linton is a lifelong resident of the River Valley and looks forward to serving you in ways you will find revolutionary, positive and definitely endearing.
Dr. Trace Cash
Trace currently lives in West Fork, Arkansas, with his wife of over 25 years, Rachel, and lots of pets. His family has 4 dogs, 4 cats, 2 goats, 7 chickens, 3 ducks, and countless fish.
Dr. Lori Boyd
Dr. Boyd is a native of Fort Smith and has practiced in the area since 1998. Lori and her husband and three children enjoy time at their cabin in Crawford County.
Dr. Kailey Thompson
Au.D., CCC-A, F-AAA
Dr. Kailey Thompson is our newest audiologist at Center for Hearing and Balance. She is an Arkansas Native and received her Doctorate of Audiology from the University of Tennessee.
Leeann is our office manager and has been with our clinic since 1999. She is always available to assist patients or their family members who have questions or concerns about our clinic and the services we provide.
Billing Specialist/Patient Care Coordinator
Samantha joined our clinic in May of 2017 and comes from a banking background. She specializes in providing important hearing aid benefit information to our patients.
Patient Care Coordinator / Referrals Liaison
Tiffany is a dedicated and passionate healthcare professional. She manages the referral department at our clinic and helps ensure our patients’ appointments are seamless…
Public Relations Representative
Rusty is a retired Respiratory Care Practitioner. His ENT physician
referred him to Center for Hearing in 2007 for hearing loss. Rusty was a patient for six years before retirement which lasted four years.
Tasha has been a proud member of the Center for Hearing and Balance team since 2019. She feels her role as an Audiology Technician has allowed her to make an impact on people’s lives by helping them with hearing.
Chasidy has worked in the medical field since 1995 and joined the Center for Hearing and Balance team in January of 2017. Chasidy lives in Lavaca with her husband, Toby, and her miniature dachshund Gus.
Mercedes joined our team in May of 2022. She is proud to work in a field where she can help improve the lives of others. Mercedes lives in Van Buren with her husband and their cat, Tulip.
Raelynn joined our team in December of 2021. She loves working with our patients to help them hear to the best of their ability. She is also a part time college student. Raelynn lives in Van Buren with her cute puppies.
Patient Care Coordinator
Brittany joined our clinic in December of 2022. She is one of the smiling faces you will see at the front desk. She works hard to ensure your experience at Center for Hearing and Balance is a positive one.
Patient Care Coordinator
Kelsey is one of the first friendly faces you’ll see as you enter our clinic. She loves getting to know our patients and helping them get ready for their appointment. Kelsey grew up in Fort Smith…
Center for Hearing was established in 1998 by Kelley Linton and Kelly Johnston to specialize in hearing treatment for adults and children. Since the passing of our dear friend and colleague Kelly Johnston in 2009, Kelley Linton remains sole owner and continues to operate the clinic with the same ideals and commitment to our patients.
Along with full diagnostic hearing evaluations and industrial audiometric testing, we dispense the highest level of hearing instruments including the very latest in digital technology. In addition, we offer expert repairs on all makes and models of hearing aids and have the ability to custom-fit ear protection for swimmers, hunters, musicians, laborers and many others who are exposed to loud, potentially dangerous environments.