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Beltone First™ Hearing Aids—the Next Generation of Hearing Technology

By 2025, an estimated 900 million people worldwide will suffer from hearing loss. That’s almost 3 times the current population of the United States! That’s why we’ve been working to bring you the best new technology to address the current and future needs of people who need to hear better. Only 1 in 5 adults who can benefit from hearing aids actually seeks the help they need. As you can see in this infographic, if you are experiencing hearing loss, you are not alone. In fact, you are one of 360 million people who could enjoy an enhanced quality of life by wearing hearing aids. Helping people like you is why we strive to stay at the forefront of technology. As the data shows, hearing loss is a fairly common reality among all age groups. And the number of those affected is growing. The good news is that hearing loss no longer has to hold you back from being top-notch at work, building strong relationships, and fully appreciating your leisure time. With smart devices like Beltone First hearing aids, you and your peers can continue living life to the fullest. Beltone First launched on Monday, March 3rd, 2014. This new hearing aid is the first of its kind and was designed to make life easier by seamlessly integrating with the gadgets that you already use every day. We are proud of all our products, but Beltone First is a game changer, and we are thrilled it’s now available to you.

In short, it addresses three common areas of interest:

  • Wireless streaming from an iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod® touch. Beltone First acts like a wireless headset. You can stream phone calls, music, movies—even turn-by-turn GPS navigation — to them with stereo-like sound quality.
  • No extra devices needed. You can directly stream sound and discreetly control your hearing aids with your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
  • Suits more than 9 out of 10 people. More than 90% of hearing loss patients can take advantage of this tiny, slim hearing aid. And, with a wide range of available skin and hair color-matches, Beltone First is both effective and practically invisible.

Add the free HearPlus™ app for additional advantages:

  • Find the hearing aids if they’re lost
  • Control hearing aid settings/volume
  • Save preferred settings for 15 favorite places. Your iOS device will recognize your current location and automatically apply the correct settings.
  • Turn your iPhone into a portable microphone to stream someone’s voice directly to your hearing aids

This is the future of hearing

No need to wait until 2025 for hearing aids to catch up with other modern technology. We designed Beltone First with people like you in mind. It really is the first hearing aid to seamlessly integrate your medical needs with your everyday life. Learn more about Beltone First and how it can revolutionize your hearing experience. Still unsure if you or a loved one’s hearing loss would benefit from hearing aids? This first-step quiz will shed light on what aspects of life their hearing loss affects.

Beltone First is compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPad Air, iPad (4th generation), iPad mini with Retina display, iPad mini and iPod touch (5th generation) using iOS 7.X or later. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, Siri and FaceTime are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. © Beltone 2014.

John Cariola, Au.D.
John has been working in the audiology industry since 1983 and has a true love and passion for everything the hearing health world has to offer. He grew up witnessing the British Invasion of The Beatles, The Who, The Kinks, etc. which really means he started out life with sound, really loud sound. And his passion for all sound continues today. John is currently Beltone's Director of Product Management. More About John

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