Audiology & Hearing Aids Surprise, AZ

Happy Ears Hearing Center is proud to offer the widest range of Audiology services you will find in Surprise, AZ. We’re not only experts in the latest hearing aid devices, we provide treatment for tinnitus, cochlear implants, and bone anchored hearing aids.

We love helping our patients have happier hearing. When you step into our office in Surprise, you will feel the difference.

Stop by and see us at our Surprise Hearing Center. We are looking forward to adding you and/or your loved one as a part of that family. Our Audiologists are experts in all of the latest hearing technology and have studied for many years to provide the highest quality Audiology services in hearing healthcare.

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Happy Ears Hearing Center – Surprise, Arizona

15015 W Bell Rd #101
Surprise, Arizona 85374
Phone: (623) 227-1924
Fax: (623) 738-3913

Monday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

Closed 12 pm - 1 pm for lunch

  • Happy Ears Hearing Center – Surprise

Dr. Matthew Wetmore, Au.D.

Dr. Matthew Wetmore earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Illinois State University as a special Education major, specializing in Deaf Education. After working in Deaf Education, he decided to pursue his education further to obtain his doctorate degree in Audiology.

Upon completing his undergraduate coursework, Dr. Wetmore taught for two years as an itinerant teacher of the deaf where he worked with children of various ages with hearing loss.  He then decided to pursue his passion of becoming an audiologist at Illinois State University.  Matthew was an active member of the Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) devoting two years as the Chair of Community Outreach in his local chapter.

Hearing Services – Surprise, AZ

Hearing Evaluations

Hearing evaluations are different than hearing screenings. When you come to our Surprise Hearing Center, we will go through your hearing history and ask detailed questions about your medical history as well as your lifestyle. We will use a lighted video otoscope to inspect your ears for abnormalities and also check for cerumen or wax blockage. Our video otoscope allows us to show you what we see when we are looking in your ear canal. Our Audiologists will perform a thorough diagnostic hearing evaluation in a soundproof booth to determine not only the shape of your hearing loss but the type of hearing loss you have, which is incredibly important in determining your treatment options.

Pediatric Hearing Evaluations

Pediatric Hearing Evaluations are performed in our Peoria, Surprise, Scottsdale and Mesa, Arizona Locations. The ability to hear is an extremely important part of a child’s emotional, social, and cognitive development. even the mildest hearing loss can affect a child’s ability to learn to speak or understand language. A diagnostic hearing test may be recommended by your pediatrician or your child’s school for the following reasons:

  • They refer to a hearing screening, whether at birth, through school, or at the pediatrician’s office
  • They have a history of frequent ear infections
  • They have a diagnosed or suspected speech and language delay

Happy Ears Hearing Center tests newborns through adults. Testing for children is done in a playful environment and most of the time, the child does not even know they are having their hearing tested.

Hearing Aid Evaluations

Hearing Aid Evaluations can be combined with hearing evaluations, but may also be separate consultations if you have had your hearing tested elsewhere. A hearing aid evaluation allows us to look at your hearing loss and type of hearing loss and determine if hearing aids, bone anchored hearing devices, or a cochlear implant would best suit your hearing needs.

Hearing Aids

Happy Ears Hearing Center works with multiple hearing aid manufacturers including Phonak, Starkey, Oticon, Widex, Signia, Unitron, Hansaton, ReSound, Rexton, and Sonic Innovations. Having affiliations with multiple manufacturers allows us to treat all types of hearing loss in all price points. Pricing and technology are variable between manufacturers, which allows Happy Ears Hearing Center to treat everyone’s hearing loss and find something that works with their individual budget.

Hearing Aid Repair

Since we work with all of the top manufacturers we carry most hearing aid parts. If we are unable to repair your hearing aid, it’s likely that we can facilitate a warranty exchange. Typically, most hearing aid repair can be done while you wait.

Bone Anchored Hearing Aids

Bone anchored hearing aids are for individuals who may not benefit from traditional hearing aids. Bone-anchored hearing aids send the sound signal through the bone by bypassing the middle ear. Bone-anchored hearing aids work for individuals with single-sided deafness, individuals with middle ear trauma, or those born without an outer ear.

Cochlear Implant Evaluations

Cochlear implant evaluations are a lot like traditional hearing evaluations, however, more extensive testing is done. Hearing testing includes audiometry, testing in background noise, and aided testing (meaning that hearing aids are worn during the test). These test results allow us to determine if hearing aids are truly benefiting the patient, or if they no longer amplifying enough to hear speech clearly. If you suspect hearing aids are no longer working for you, a cochlear implant evaluation may be the next step.

Cochlear Implant Mapping

Happy Ears Hearing Center offers cochlear implant mapping services at all of our locations. Cochlear implant mapping occurs when we re-program the cochlear implant processor. Much like having hearing aids adjusted, cochlear implants need to be adjusted due to changes in the auditory system. Our audiologists currently map Advanced Bionics and Cochlear products.

Wax Removal

Many individuals experience cerumen (wax) buildup in their ears. Cerumen protects the ears, however, when built up, it can affect your hearing. If your ears produce too much wax, it can create a wax plug that can also impair your ability to hear. For help with cerumen/wax buildup, contact any of our Happy Ears Hearing Center locations. Our audiologists are highly trained in cerumen management and will safely remove any wax plugging your ears.

Tinnitus Treatment

Many people suffer from ringing in the ears. Some people also describe tinnitus as crickets, the ocean, buzzing, clicking, or humming sounds. If you have any of these symptoms, you are experiencing tinnitus. Tinnitus is described as an awareness of sound that is not caused by an external noise. Tinnitus can trigger anxiety and depression and can affect relationships, employment, and regular everyday activities. Many people notice tinnitus more when the environment around them is quiet. If you experience tinnitus or feel that it is creating a negative effect on your life, call our Surprise location and our audiologists will evaluate your tinnitus and explain the treatment options available. While there is no cure for tinnitus, there are various treatment options that do help reduce the symptoms.

I had the best experience ever with Happy Ears. From the time I walked in the door and met the receptionist, Janalene to the appointment with Dawn the audiologist, I felt welcome and comfortable. They both took the time to answer all my questions and Dawn explained everything and showed me all the things I needed to know about my hearing, the testing and the complete care of my hearing aids. They also handled all my insurance billing. I had my new hearing aids in a matter of days and I am so impressed with them. They are just perfect. I feel like I am hearing better than I ever have. It has totally changed my life for the better. Thank you so much Dawn and Janalene. As you can tell I would highly recommend anyone going to Happy Ears.
Judy Davis
03:04 08 Mar 18
I went to Happy Ears in Surprise to see about getting my hearing evaluated and then, if needed, hearing aids. I was assisted by Levi and he answered all my questions and concerns in a friendly, professional way. He clearly explained the process from start to finish and I was very satisfied with the result. I can now hear what I have been missing and it's great.
Robert Prow
01:47 15 Dec 17
The staff were amazing. My daughter was treated extremely well and she actually really enjoyed her screening.I had a difficult time (with custody/decision making) and the staff helped me resolved it very professionally without any fuss.Received multiple calls later just checking on my daughter and her ENT appointment. Very personable. I can't give enough stars to Happy Ears.
Todd Austin
02:53 23 Nov 17
Super nice and efficient! Completely exceeded my expectations. This office is 20 miles out of my way yet completely worth the drive. Also, a state of the art facility. Thank you!
Jackie D
22:36 17 Jan 18
I entered the Happy Ears Hearing Center in Surprise with a significant hearing loss problem that I had been delaying treatment for for many years. I am really pleased to share that with the professional assistance (and patience) of Levi Young I was tested and ultimately fitted with hearing devices that have brought my hearing back to a level that hasimmeasurably improved my sound and speech reception and comprehension. I highly recommend Happy Ears and Levi Young.
Gary Brown
01:19 20 Nov 17
Sometimes you do not want to admit that you are getting older and that you need to improve your hearing! I was not sure where to go or which hearing aids to get. I had a friend suggest Happy Ears. I am pleased that I went. Dr. Matt Wetmore is a doctor of audiology in Surprise and he knows what he is doing. He is so patient. I have been going back every week. He will work until it is right. The hearing aids may cost more but it depends what you choose but the services is fabulous and to me that is what is important. How many have bought hearing aids at other places only to give up on wearing them!! I am very pleased with the Happy Ears Hearing Center.
Georgeann Garritano
23:32 09 Jun 19
Very thorough exam and consultation!
Dr. Richard J Shannon
02:00 10 Nov 19
Dawn is simply amazing!!!! She did an overly fantastic job with my special needs soon! I tell everyone about this establishment! The best!
Aubrey Brooks
14:11 09 Jan 19