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About Us

Who We Are

Helping People Live Better Lives Through Better Hearing
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The Foundation

In addition to our private practices, we have also established the Live Better Foundation, a nonprofit whose goal is to help those who truly can’t afford hearing aids get the help they need, right here within the communities where we live and work. This foundation is consistent with one of our important core values: to be of benefit to people in our communities.

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Our Doctors

Our offices are staffed with some of the nation’s very best Doctors of Audiology and Hearing Instrument Specialists. Live Better Hearing provides the full range of audiology services for all ages including testing for newborns, diagnostic hearing evaluations, balance testing, advanced electrophysiology testing, as well as the provision of the most cutting-edge hearing aids, balance and tinnitus treatments. Live Better Hearing provides appropriate, medically and scientifically sound testing and treatment options for patients, in a kind and compassionate way.

Get To Know Us!

Why physicians trust us.

Live Better Hearing + Balance provides the full range of audiology services for all ages. We provide testing for newborns, diagnostic hearing evaluations, balance testing (including rotary chair), electrophysiology testing. We also offer cutting-edge hearing aids, balance, and tinnitus treatments. Live Better Hearing provides appropriate, medically, and scientifically sound testing and treatment options for patients coupled with kindness and compassion. We also communicate with referring physicians through timely, comprehensive, concise reports.

Why patients choose us.

Besides offering the best in technology, we also offer compassionate and thoughtful care. From our patient care coordinators to our providers – we put the patients’ needs first. We work with almost every insurance company to get maximum benefits and we accept most third-party payers and so that we can offer every technology level at affordable prices. Our commitment to excellent customer service has earned us over 1000 reviews on Google, Facebook, and Yelp with an average rating of 4.8 stars out of 5. We are proud of the reputation we have built among our patients and hope to continue to get even better as we evolve as a practice.

Our growth.

Over the years, our Live Better Hearing + Balance has acquired many private practices. When we do acquisitions, our priority is to ensure that we keep the things that patients loved about the practice and provide additional value as well. We upgrade equipment, provide expert training, and on occasion, even move the location if needed. Practice names that we have acquired include A&A Maryland Hearing Center (aka A&A Hearing Group), Chevy Chase Audiology Associates, Sandra Castle’s Hearing Specialty Group, Hearing Aid Centers of Richmond, Advanced Hearing Aids of Leesburg, and most recently, West Long Branch Hearing and Speech.

Founded in 2007, 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 Mid-Atlantic region.

We combine an intense passion for helping people with the best hearing healthcare technology available. Our offices are staffed with some of the nation’s best doctors of audiology and hearing instrument specialists. 

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About the Owners

At the heart of Live Better Hearing’s focus and purpose are its founders and owners, Drs. Ross and Jenifer Cushing. They 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. Ross and Jen have three beautiful children and live happily in Maryland.

We recognize that patients and referring physicians have many options today when seeking experts in hearing aids. Still, there are not many options for experts in the full scope of audiology from hearing aids to tinnitus, to balance evaluations and treatment, to cochlear implants and infant screens – we do it all. And we view the opportunity to serve our patients as a distinct privilege.

Our Guiding Principles

Exceed the Expectations of Our


We put the needs of our patients at the center of all of our activities and offer an unsurpassed patient experience from start to finish with world-class services and products. We actively engage with our patients to build lasting relationships.

Empower Our


We treat each other with trust, respect, and honesty – placing a high value on accessibility, collaboration, open-communication, transparent decision-making, and individual accountability. We provide our employees with diverse opportunities to learn, contribute, and grow based on merit, results, and values.

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We are citizens of the communities in which we do business and we contribute to the health and quality of life of the people within them.