About Us

Helping the people of South Carolina for over 25 years.

Our Story

Hearing Associates of South Carolina is a private, standalone practice with two locations in Aiken and North Augusta, SC. Dr. Sherri Little is the Owner and lead Audiologist. Dr. Little and her husband acquired the practice over 16 years ago from a previous military audiologist. Since that time Dr. Little and the team at Hearing Associates of South Carolina have been providing the people of our community with diagnostic hearing healthcare.  Together, we can help you with all of your hearing related needs, no matter your age, lifestyle, or budget.

Meet Our Team

Dr. Sherri Little of Hearing Associates of South Carolina

Dr. Sherri Little

Dr. Sherri Little received her Clinical Doctorate of Audiology degree (Au.D.) from the Arizona School of Health Sciences in August of 2002. Dr. Little received her Master of Arts degree in 1985 from the University of Tennessee and her undergraduate degree from West Virginia University in 1984. She is a South Carolina licensed Audiologist. Sherri is also Board Certified by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (CCC-A), and a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (FAAA).

In addition to working in private practice audiology, Sherri has worked at Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Ft. Gordon, GA; Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington DC; Houston’s Hermann Hospital; St. John’s Mercy Medical Center of St. Louis and the world-renowned Shea Clinic in Memphis, TN. During their overseas tours, Sherri worked for the Department of Defense Schools as an Assessor on multidisciplinary special education teams. Those 27 years of experience have given her expertise in the areas of digital hearing aid evaluations and fittings, and all aspects of diagnostic audiology with an emphasis in pediatrics. Dr. Little resides in Aiken, SC with her husband, Dr. Mark Little, a daughter Emily, and two sons, Brady and Phillip.

Jessica of HASC

Dr. Jessica L. Mahaffey

Dr. Jessica Mahaffey grew up in Montgomery, Alabama, and attended the University of South Alabama where she earned an undergraduate degree in Speech and Language Sciences. She later received her doctorate from the University of Southern Mississippi. She is a licensed audiologist in the state of South Carolina, Board Certified by the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CCC-A), and a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (F-AAA). Dr. Mahaffey enjoys working with both adults and children in all aspects of audiology. She has specialized training in the fitting and programming of hearing devices for a majority of the leading hearing aid manufacturers. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, kayaking, and spending time with friends and family.

Dr. Miranda Ross of Hearing Associates of South Carolina

Dr. Miranda Ross


Dr. Miranda Ross grew up in Washington State and attended Eastern Washington University where she earned undergraduate degrees in Communication Disorders, Applied Psychology, and Special Education (2003). She later received her masters and her doctorate in Audiology from the University of Pittsburgh (2007). She is a licensed Audiologist in Georgia and South Carolina and Board Certified by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (CCC-A). She enjoys working with adults and pediatrics in all aspects of Audiology. In her spare time, she enjoys an active lifestyle with her husband and two small children.

Hannah Rae Escobar

Hannah Rae Escobar

Audiology Resident

Hannah Rae Escobar grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina where she was the first homeschooler in the
area to graduate from Cape Fear Community College with both a high school diploma and an Associate
in Arts degree. She then obtained her undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences from East
Carolina University in 2019. She is currently pursuing her third and final degree, a Doctorate in
Audiology, and will graduate in May of 2023. Although she is still new to the Aiken area, she loves
exploring new parks and places with her husband, Andrew, and rescue dog, Nami.

Trey of HASC

Trey Welsh


Trey Welsh graduated from Clemson University in 1993 with a B.S. degree in Mathematical Science and a Minor in Computer Science. He joined HASC as a CAOHC (Certified Occupational Hearing Conservationist) in 2009. He was born and raised in the midlands of Georgia and South Carolina and currently resides in Clearwater, SC. He is the proud parent of four sons: Ryan, David, Parker, and Nolan.

Molly Van Pelt of Hearing Associates of South Carolina

Molly Van Pelt

Practice Manager

Molly Van Pelt is a graduate of Ohio University with a degree in communications. Originally from Akron, Ohio she has lived in Aiken since 1989 and considers herself a Southerner. Molly is married to Dean, and the mother of their two sons Brett and Quinn. She loves all sports and especially loves to coach softball.

Brady Francis of Hearing Associates of South Carolina

Brady Francis

Brady Francis graduated from Newberry College with a degree in Biology in 2014. After graduating, he joined the HASC team while looking to further his education in a medical related field. Having parents that are both Doctors of Audiology, he thought progressing into the field would be a good idea. Now, Brady holds a Master’s in Business Administration and his Audiologist Assistant Certification. Brady runs the front office and currently resides in Aiken.

Morgan Jones of Hearing Associates of South Carolina

Morgan Jones

Marketing Director

Morgan Jones is a 2013 graduate of University of South Carolina Aiken with a degree in Business Administration-Marketing. She also holds her Audiologist Assistant Certification. Morgan was born and raised in South Carolina and has been an Aiken resident since childhood.  Morgan is a mother of two and is passionate about home décor, to do lists, and cheese fries.

Bonnie Culbertson of Hearing Associates of South Carolina

Bonnie Culbertson

Patient Care Coordinator

Bonnie Culbertson has taught for over 40 years in Aiken. She is still substituting for several elementary schools in the area. She has two children, Staci and Trey. Between her two children she has 4 grandchildren. She loves to read, shop, go to the beach and mountains, and of course play with her grandchildren and two dogs.

Frances of HASC

Frances Hare

Community Outreach

Frances Hare joined Hearing Associates of South Carolina in May 2007. Formerly from Greenville, Mississippi where she worked for Greenville Lumber Co for 27 years in sales, purchasing and marketing. Frances is a graduate from Mississippi State University with a business degree. Her husband Pat Hare transferred to Aiken in 2001. They have two sons.

How We Give Back to Our Community

Hearing Associates of South Carolina is actively involved with the Aiken community. Many of our teammates reside in Aiken and dedicate their time to helping our community. We are also a proud sponsor of the following clubs and associations:

  • Samaritan’s Purse
  • Younglife
  • United way
  • American Cancer society
  • Lion’s Cub
  • Hearing Charities of America
  • USCA Shooting Team
  • South Aiken and Midland Valley Booster Club
  • Operation Christmas Child
  • Campus Outreach
  • World Vision
  • Starkey Foundation – Hear Now
  • Aiken Sertoma Club
  • American Heart Association
  • Hope Church

Office Locations:

Aiken Location

North Augusta Location

39-A Varden Drive
Aiken, SC 29803



North Augusta Location

105 E. Hugh St. Suite 103
North Augusta, SC 29841



Mon-Tue: 9AM-5PM
Wed: 9AM-12PM
Thurs-Fri: 9AM-5PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Monday: 9AM-5PM
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: 9AM-12PM
Thursday: 9AM-5PM
Friday: CLOSED
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