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About Beltone

Beltone is the trusted hearing care partner that’s always there to guide you. We speak your language – here to serve, rather than to sell.

A True Partner

Your hearing partner, with you every step of the way

Our hearing care professionals take the time to get to know you to ensure we create personalized care tailored to you, every time. No matter the case, we’re here for you whenever, wherever, and however you need it.

Our Beltone hearing care professionals receive extensive training and education so they are always equipped with the latest knowledge and research to bring you the best care. And because we only sell Beltone hearing aids, our hearing care partners are experts on every Beltone product – so you’re supported with knowledge and dedication at every stage of your journey to better hearing.

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We were founded on service

With over 1,500 Beltone locations nationwide, each Beltone location is a local business part of the community it serves. The hearing care professional and staff at your local Beltone will learn your name and know your story, so they can be your partner and guide you along your journey to better hearing with our lifetime care promise welcomed at any of our clinic locations.

Beltone Technology Awards

Since 1940, Beltone has been a global leader in hearing health care. We do this by developing technically optimal hearing solutions without ever losing focus on the individual’s needs.

CES Innovation Award 2023

Innovation Awards Honoree

The CES® 2023 Innovation Awards recognized the Beltone Achieve™, Jabra Enhance™ Plus and Beltone Imagine™ Custom Rechargeable hearing aids.

Newsweek America's Best Hearing Aid Retailer Award 2023

Newsweek Best Customer Service in Hearing Care 2023

Beltone was ranked #1 on Newsweek’s list of America’s Best Customer Service 2023 in the hearing care category after also recently being awarded Best in Hearing Care on its Best Retailer’s 2022 list.

Newsweek America's Best Hearing Aid Retailer Award 2022

Newsweek Best in Hearing Care 2022

Beltone was awarded “Best in Hearing Care” on Newsweek’s list of America’s Best Retailers 2022, presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider.

beltone gold stevie awards 2021

Gold Stevie Awards 2021

Beltone Rely™ was recognized with the prestigious Gold Stevie Award in the Consumer Products – Durables category at the Stevie Awards 2021.

2021 silver stevie

American Business Awards 2021

Beltone received the following American Business Awards Silver Stevies: Customer Service Executive of the Year, Customer Service Org of the Year, and Most Valuable Corporate Response to COVID-19.

Silver Stevie Awards 2021

Silver Stevie Awards 2021

Beltone received a Stevie Silver for Customer Service Organization of the year in the category Front-Line Customer Service Team of the Year.

2021 customer service award

Excellence in Customer Service 2021

Beltone was recognized by the Business Intelligence Group for Excellence in Customer Service in the Organization of the Year category.

2021 Big innovation award

Big Innovation Award 2021

Beltone was recognized by the Business Intelligence Group for Excellence in Customer Service in the Organization of the Year category.

BIG Awards For Business 2021

BIG Awards For Business 2021

Beltone Imagine™ was honored by the BIG Awards for Business 2021 in the category Product of the Year. This award recognizes leading products that set an inspirational example for the global business community.

2020 world changing idea award

Fast Company Award 2020

Beltone was recognized in the Fast Company Awards for its leadership in ASHA streaming, winning it the distinction of ‘Life Changing Idea’.

2020 stevie winner international business awards

Gold Stevie Awards 2020

The Stevie Awards, part of the International Business Awards, honored Beltone Imagine™ with the prestigious Gold Stevie Award in the Health and Pharmaceuticals category.

2020 stevie international business awards

Silver Stevie Awards 2020

Beltone was recognized with four separate awards at the 2020 Stevie Awards: Customer Service, Company of the Year, Most Valuable Medical Innovation, and Most Valuable Service.

Edison Awards 2020

Edison Awards 2020

Beltone’s contribution to innovation was recognized by the Edison Awards, where Beltone achieved a bronze award for its Direct Android streaming using Bluetooth Low Energy technology.
2020 best in biz award

Best in Biz Award 2020

Beltone Imagine with M&RIE was awarded a Silver Best in Biz Award for Most Innovative Product Feature of the Year. This award recognizes resilience and the ability to innovate against the odds.

Hearing technology innovation award

Hearing Technology Innovator Bronze 2020

Organized by leading industry outlet, Hearing Health Matters, the Hearing Technology Innovator awards recognizes the best of the best in the hearing industry. In 2020, Beltone Imagine was recognized as a groundbreaking innovation.


Gold Stevie Award 2018

Beltone Trust stands out from the competition and named both Best Product and Best Technological Innovation of the Year, establishing Beltone as an industry leader and trend-setter.

Hearing Solutions

We design products to make your life easier

We use the latest technology to develop hearing aids, apps, and accessories with features that make it easier to adjust to and use hearing aids in your day-to-day life. We invest heavily in research and development to continually bring you new products and improve the ones we have. Beltone has introduced many “firsts” to the hearing aid industry.

  • In-the-ear hearing aids
  • 2.4GHz wireless technology
  • An iPhone compatible hearing aid
  • An app for the Apple Watch
Where it all started

This History of Beltone


The Beltone legacy began in the 1930’s when Sam and Faye Posen recognized the need for personalized and miniaturized hearing aid technology. As a way to help a friend with hearing loss, Sam knew that the hearing aids of that time could not offer the individualized hearing capabilities that he had in mind. Sam wanted the individual to hear the music of life come through “as clear as the tone of a bell.”

By 1940 Beltone was open for business in a modest building in downtown Chicago, Illinois.

In that first year, Beltone introduced their first hearing aid model, the Beltone Model H™.

Where it all started

This History of Beltone


While Ed Sullivan was the leader on network television, Beltone was just getting into the television game with their first national TV commercial. The Minuet™ was introduced – the first behind-the-ear hearing aid.

Where it all started

This History of Beltone


Larry Posen (son of Sam and Faye), invented the Micro-Module™ circuit, which made possible the tiny, but powerful Serenade™ behind-the-ear hearing aid. The first in-the-ear hearing aid Beltone created is called The Bravo™, also using the Micro-Module™ circuit.

Where it all started

This History of Beltone


Beltone celebrated its 30th anniversary with a 50,000 square foot addition to its headquarters in Chicago, featuring a walk-in virtually sound-proof room, to permit more sophisticated research into the challenges of the hard of hearing.

Where it all started

This History of Beltone


Beltone introduced the ODE™ hearing aid, its first custom in-the-canal hearing aid. Actress Jane Wyatt appeared in Beltone television and print ads and actor Eddie Albert signed on as the Beltone spokesman. By the close of the 80’s, Beltone unveiled the Alto-Max™ and Alto-Super Max™ in-the-ear hearing aids, along with the Opera Max™, the most powerful canal aid on the market at the time.

Where it all started

This History of Beltone


Technology continued to evolve at a rapid pace and Beltone stayed ahead of the game in the hearing aid field. In 1994, Beltone introduced Invisa, the first virtually invisible hearing aid. By the end of the 1990’s, Beltone unveiled their first hearing aid with digital (instead of analog) technology – the Beltone Digital™.

Where it all started

This History of Beltone


Keeping up with current technology trends, in 2002, a brand new, state-of-the-art fitting and verification system for hearing aids was introduced – called the Beltone AVE™. In 2011, Beltone launched the first wireless streaming hearing aid, called Beltone True™, which offers wireless streaming capabilities from hand-held devices. Beltone’s wireless accessories offer the “gold standard” 2.4 GHz frequency band – allowing sound to stream at the highest speed possible. Beltone’s technology transmits up to seven times more data than other systems. In 2014, Beltone introduced the first of its kind – a hearing aid with streaming capabilities from any iPhone®, iPad® or iPod touch® device – called Beltone First™.

Today, Beltone continues to focus on the needs of its customers through the research and development of innovative new hearing technologies. Technology is rapidly changing, and that means hearing aid technology is always evolving.

Stay tuned for new product releases!

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We know managing hearing loss can be lonely, but we believe it should never be experienced alone – care isn’t a 9-5 job tied to a specific time or place, and we’re right beside you whenever and wherever you need us.