Beltone has joined its sister brand GN ReSound in providing an app that lets users control their hearing aids with their Android smartphones. The new Beltone HearPlus™ app, designed for Beltone First and Beltone Boost hearing aids, initially will work with the best-selling Samsung Galaxy S5 and will expand to include other Android devices later in 2015.
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
The Beltone HearPlus app is a kissing cousin of the ReSound Smart app, and like the ReSound LiNX and ReSound ENZO hearing aids, the Beltone First and Beltone Boost hearing aids are Made for iPhone and compatible with other Apple iOS devices. Both Beltone and ReSound are part of the GN ReSound Group owned by parent holding company GN Store Nord.
The Beltone First and ReSound LiNX hearing aids were the first products introduced to the Made-for-iPhone market for people with moderate hearing loss, and the Beltone Boost and ReSound ENZO hearing aids are the only super-power Made-for-iPhone hearing aids for people with severe-to-profound hearing loss.
Beltone Boost 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.