Dr. Marcia J. Hay-McCutcheon



  • PhD, Hearing Science, University of Iowa, 2004
  • MA, Audiology, University of Tennessee, 1997
  • BEd, Primary Education, Queen’s University, 1987
  • BA, Social Behavior, Queen’s University, 1986


Dr. Hay-McCutcheon’s research focuses on improving access and affordability of hearing healthcare in underserved Alabama communities. This NIH-funded work identifies needs of adults with hearing loss so that effective community-based intervention strategies can be implemented to mitigate the negative effects of hearing loss. The Hear Here Alabama mobile audiology clinic is a vital component of this work.

Selected Publications

  • Hay-McCutcheon, M. J., Yuk, M. C., Yang, X. (2021). Accessibility to Hearing Healthcare in Rural and Urban Populations of Alabama: Perspectives and A Preliminary Roadmap for Addressing Inequalities. Journal of Community Health, 46, 719 – 727.
  • Hay-McCutcheon, M. J., Threadgill, M., Yang, X., Phillips, F. (2020). Access to hearing healthcare, geographical residency, and quality of life in adults with and without hearing loss. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 31(7), 485-495.
  • Hay-McCutcheon, M. J., Reed, P. & Cheimariou, S. (2018).  Positive social interaction and hearing loss in older adults living in rural and urban communities. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 61(8), 2138 – 2145.