Live Better Hearing At Leesburg, VA

Previously: Advanced Hearing Aids and Audiology

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

Ashly Wilcox

Ashly Wilcox

Audiology Resident

Ashly Wilcox is an audiology resident at Live Better Hearing + Balance from Central Michigan University. Ashly chose Audiology because she’s always had a passion for helping others. She loves that audiology allows her to get to know patients on an individual level. It also gives her opportunities to think “out of the box” when it comes to problem-solving and finding a solution that best fits someone’s life. She is an avid lover of learning. When it comes to Audiology, the profession is continually improving and growing, which allows her to do the same. Her capstone project was a research study that consisted of researching the Effect Varying Signal to Noise Ratios and Reverberation Times has on a Listeners’ Speech Perception with a Mild to Severe Sensorineural Hearing Loss. She received a research grant, the Herbert H. & Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions Student Grant, to fund her research.

She has received the J. Dean & Betty L. Eckersley Audiology Scholarship honoring clinical and academic excellence in September 2018 and The Nicholas Redfield Award, recognizing outstanding clinical and academic excellence in September 2019.

In her free time, she loves to sew, knit, and crochet along with playing with her bearded dragon, Mushu. She also likes to hike.

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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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