Live Better Hearing

Hearing Aid Clinic in Leesburg, Virginia

About Us

Founded 12 years ago, Live Better Hearing has grown tremendously through the support of its patients and people. As of a result of thousands of patient success stories, it has now become the premier practice within the Maryland and Virginia region.

At the heart of Live Better Hearing’s focus and purpose are its founders and owners, Drs. Ross and Jenifer Cushing. Drs. Ross & Jenifer Cushing met at the University of Buffalo while working on their doctorates in audiology. As students, both Ross and Jen knew that when they graduated they wanted to create a practice that put people first, and fate brought them together to do just that – as a husband and wife team. As business leaders and owners, Ross and Jen remain resolute and tenacious in their mission of helping people live better lives through the experience of better hearing. In addition to ensuring Live Better Hearing and the nonprofit organization Live Better Foundation remains committed to its goal of helping others, Ross and Jen have three beautiful children and live happily in Maryland.

Location and Hours

Live Better Hearing
29 Fairfax Street Southeast
Leesburg, Virginia 20175
(703) 570-1678
Directions Website
Opening Hours
Sunday Closed
Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
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Our Staff

Kristen Hood


Kristen Hood, AuD

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Kristen Hood, Au.D., received her undergraduate degree from Towson University and her Doctorate in Audiology from West Virginia University. She completed her re...


Kristen Hood, Au.D., received her undergraduate degree from Towson University and her Doctorate in Audiology from West Virginia University. She completed her residency at the VA Medical Center in Martinsburg, WV. Dr. Hood joined Live Better Hearing in July of 2018 and specializes in hearing aid evaluations and fittings.

Born with a hearing loss, Dr. Hood enjoys sharing her experiences with others and helping others receive the best quality hearing healthcare. She also loves getting to know her patients and developing long term relationships with them. Dr. Hood is passionate about raising awareness of the field of audiology and had her graduate thesis work titled “Audiology Awareness of Undecided College Students” published in The Hearing Journal. She is licensed by the Virginia Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology and holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Dr. Hood resides with her husband and rescued kitty (Yukon) in Middletown, Maryland, just outside of Frederick. She enjoys boating, exercising, traveling, and most of all, trying new restaurants.

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Our Services

Testing and Diagnostics
  • Adult Hearing Evaluations
  • Otoacoustic Emission Evaluations
  • Tinnitus Assessments
  • Tympanometry Evaluations
  • Video Otoscopy
Hearing Assistance
  • Adult Hearing Aid Fittings
  • Hearing Assistance Technology
  • Needs Assessment
Musician Services
  • Musician's Earplugs
  • Musician's In-Ear-Monitors
Other Services
  • Earwax Removal
  • Hearing Aid Repairs
  • Nursing Home Care
  • Real Ear Measurements
  • Tinnitus Counseling
  • Noise Protection Earplugs

Hearing Aids

At Live Better Hearing, we fit and service hearing aids manufactured by Oticon, Phonak, ReSound, Siemens, Signia, Starkey, Unitron, and Widex.

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