Live Better Hearing At Leesburg, VA

Leesburg, VA, boasts a robust community built on historical events from the Civil War. Nestled at the base of the Catoctin Mountain Range and adjacent to the Potomac River, Live Better Hearing has called this city home for the last 13 years.

Conveniently located on Fairfax Street Southeast and off of South King Street, our office is across the street from the YMCA and close to both Raflo and Brandon Parks. We strive to provide the best patient experience possible, which is why we offer parking on-site, directly in front of our office, making it easy for you to get the help you need. And because we know your hearing health is important to your daily life, we offer appointments from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays.

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Our Hearing Care Providers

Dr. Kristen Hood

Dr. Kristen Hood


Dr. Kristen Hood is the Audiologist at the offices in Ashburn and Leesburg, Virginia. She is originally from New Market, Maryland and currently resides in Middletown, Maryland. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Speech & Language Pathology and Audiology from Towson University and her Doctorate in Audiology from West Virginia University. She completed her residency at the VA Medical Center in Martinsburg, West Virginia and her graduate thesis, “Audiology Awareness of Undecided College Students,” was published in The Hearing Journal.

Born with a hearing loss, Dr. Hood understands what her patients experience on a personal level. She enjoys being able to share her own experiences with people as she helps them improve their health and ability to communicate with loved ones. Along with building lasting, meaningful relationships with her patients, Dr. Hood is also very passionate about raising awareness of the field of Audiology. 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).

Outside of the office, Dr. Hood enjoys boating and camping with her husband and their Great Dane, Maiden. She also loves exploring new restaurants and breweries.


  • A.A. in Business Administration @ Frederick Community College
  • B.S. in Speech Pathology and Audiology @ Towson University
  • Au.D. @ West Virginia University

Licenses & Certifications

  • Board certified in Maryland
  • Virginia HIS License

Specialty Areas

  • Diagnostics
  • Hearing aid evaluations and fittings

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Awards & Honors

Donna Arefian

Donna Arefian

Patient Care Coordinator

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29 Fairfax St. SE
Leesburg, VA 20175

T: (703) 777-6424
F: (703) 777-6456

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