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About HASC

Our Staff

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 Masters 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.

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.

Molly Van Pelt


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


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. Currently looking at graduate schools, he runs the front office. He resides in Aiken for the meantime, until school takes him elsewhere.

Trey Welsh


Trey Welsh graduated from Clemson University in 1993 with a BS 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.

Bonnie Culbertson


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 grand-children. She loves to read, shop, go to the beach and mountains and of course play with her grand-children and two dogs.

Frances Hare


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. A graduate from Mississippi State University with a business degree. Her husband Pat Hare transferred to Aiken in 2001. They have two sons.

Cindy Little


Cindy Little joined the HASC staff in September of 2017. She has worked as a registered nurse in a variety of clinical settings since graduating in 1986. She is married to David and they have two daughters and one son-in-law. All of her family are huge Clemson fans and love to cheer the Tigers during football season. They also love hiking and traveling to national parks.