Beltone Announces Hearing Aid Compatibility with Android
January 8, 2015
Beltone announced today that its innovative line of advanced hearing aids, including Beltone First™ and the Edison Award nominated Beltone Boost™, are now compatible with Android™ via the Beltone HearPlus™ app.
The Beltone HearPlus™ app allows users to tailor their hearing experience to match their personal preferences and accommodate their listening environment in a way that’s both discreet and easy. Initially compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S5, one of the world’s most popular Android smart phones, Beltone’s hearing aids will expand to include other Android devices later in 2015. Beltone First and Beltone Boost hearing aids are already both Made for iPhone® and compatible with Apple® iOS devices (iPhone, iPad® and iPod touch®).
“We are thrilled to give iPhone users and now Android users access to the same discreet and customized hearing experience,” said Beltone President, Todd Murray. “We are constantly striving to improve our technologies and give even more people the ability to improve their hearing experience and overall quality of life. Our entry into the Android market is the latest evidence of that commitment.”
Beltone HearPlus for Android, available for download on Google Play™ in February 2015, allows users to:
- Set preferred volume levels
- Adjust treble and bass settings
- Geo-tag frequently visited places – such as home, work, favorite restaurants and more – to automatically update profiles and adjust to specific acoustics
- Employ the ‘Finder’ function to pinpoint hearing aids if misplaced
- Check hearing aid battery levels
Beltone Boost Honored with Edison Award Nomination
December 16, 2014
Beltone Boost, a super power hearing aid compatible with the HearPlus app™, was recognized with a nomination for a 2015 Edison Award in the Lifestyle and Social Impact category. The Edison Awards is an annual competition designed to honor excellence in new product and service development, marketing, human-centered design, and innovation. Winners, who are announced at the Annual Edison Awards Ceremony and Gala in late April, represent “game changing” products, services, and leadership around four criteria: Concept, Value, Delivery, and Impact.
Developed as a super power hearing aid for those with severe to profound hearing loss, Beltone Boost is one of the most powerful hearing aids on the market today. With Made for iPhone integration and the Beltone HearPlus app™, Beltone Boost can connect wirelessly to Apple and Android devices without the need for an adapter or intermediary device.