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Marcus Moody, MD
Dr. Marcus W. Moody joined Hoover ENT as a full-time associate in 2013. Previously, Dr. Moody served as Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Virginia and attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, TN.
He completed his surgical internship and ENT residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and was a Fellow in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Rousso Facial Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, AL. He joined the faculty at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 2007 where he received tenure as well as many awards for excellence in teaching. Dr. Moody is a member of many professional organizations and serves as an officer or committee member in these societies. He has authored or co-authored many publications in textbooks and peer-reviewed journals and is currently on the editorial board of the ENT Journal. He has been an invited lecturer both nationally and internationally. Dr. Moody has also been very active in community service and medical mission trips. Since graduating medical school he has served as part of multiple surgical medical mission trips to developing areas such as Honduras, Nepal, Moldova, China, and Kenya.
Leigh Burnett, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA
Doctor of Audiology
Leigh Burnett received her Master of Communication Disorders degree and her Bachelors degree from Auburn University. Leigh completed her externship under the direction of Dr. James Jerger, one of the pioneers of modern Audiology, at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Leigh received her Doctor of Audiology degree in 2007 from Central Michigan University.
Leigh has a wide range of experience in the field of audiology including, but not limited to pediatric, adult and geriatric assessment. Her special interests include neuroaudiology, hearing aids, aural rehabilitation and early identification of hearing loss. She has been employed in the ENT physician practice setting since 1988 and has been working for the same physicians since 1990. Leigh is certified by the American Speech-Language- Hearing Association and is licensed to practice audiology in the State of Alabama. Leigh is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. Leigh has been hearing impaired since birth and wears hearing aids in both ears.
Suzanne M. Baggett, Au.D., CCC-A
Doctor of Audiology
Dr. Suzanne Baggett received her Doctor of Audiology degree in 2006 from East Tennessee State University (ETSU). Suzanne received her Bachelors of Science in Communication Disorders in 2002 from Auburn University. Dr. Baggett has been hearing impaired since birth and has worn bilateral hearing aids for over 39 years.
She knew at a relatively young age she wanted to be an Audiologist. Dr. Baggett completed her externship at UAB Civitan-Sparks Clinics in Birmingham, Alabama in 2006 with a focus in pediatrics. Suzanne has a wide range of experience in the field of audiology including, but not limited to, audiological evaluations of all ages, balance evaluations, hearing aids, aural rehabilitation, and early identification of hearing loss.
Her special interests include pediatric audiological evaluation, hearing aids, and aural rehabilitation. Suzanne began her career at Hoover ENT Associates in 2006. She has been employed in an ENT physician practice setting from 2006-2019, in a variety of settings and clinics throughout the Birmingham area. She also has experience working in nursing home settings. Suzanne is grateful and blessed to have returned to her audiology “home” in January 2022 at Hoover Hearing Clinic as a part-time Clinical Audiologist. Suzanne enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, dog and guinea pig, when she is not working. She is actively involved in her church as well as her children’s school activities and events. Suzanne is an avid reader, enjoys exercise and bargain shopping in her free time. Suzanne is certified by the American Speech-Language- Hearing Associate and is licensed to practice audiology in the State of Alabama.
John Wright M.S.
John Wright obtained his master’s degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of South Alabama in 1988. He pursued an internship at the UAB Sparks Clinic from 1988 to1989, focusing on the care and management of special needs children. He joined the staff of Riverchase ENT in 1990, before moving with Dr. Boyd and Dr. Wittich, as well as Leigh Burnett, to Hoover ENT.
Mr. Wright returned to Sparks Clinic in 1993 as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Communication Disorders. During his tenure at Sparks, he supervised and trained a regular rotation of audiology graduates, while pursuing his passion for the intervention of special needs children, with an emphasis on the hearing impaired. In 2000, John moved to Children’s Hospital of Alabama in the Hearing and Speech Clinic, where he initially served as the Audiology Coordinator for the hospital. In 2002 he helped establish and supervise Children’s HEAR Center, a clinic at Children’s Hospital specializing in the management of hearing-impaired children, offering services from amplification to cochlear implants, and auditory-verbal therapy. In 2007 John moved into the private sector. John returned to Hoover ENT in 2014 on a part-time basis, where he initially utilized his experience in management to serve as administrator for the Hoover Hearing Clinic. In 2018 he moved into the role of office administrator for Hoover ENT, where he enjoys managing the needs of the employees and patients of Hoover ENT and directing future endeavors to grow the practice. In addition, he still sees patients on a periodic basis for hearing evaluations.