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Beltone expands Android compatibility of its revolutionary HearPlus™ app

(August 27, 2015) Toronto — Beltone, a leader in hearing aids for the past 75 years, announced today that it has expanded the number of AndroidTM devices compatible with its leading-edge hearing solutions.   HearPlus™ app compatible devices now include Samsung Galaxy S®4, Samsung Galaxy S®6, Samsung Galaxy S®6 Edge, and Samsung Note® 4. The HearPlus app is already compatible with Samsung Galaxy S®5 and all Apple iOS devices (iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch® and Apple Watch®). In addition to the main devices, the app is available for sub variations of the main models, such as Samsung Galaxy® S5 mini, Samsung Galaxy® S5 Plus, and Samsung Galaxy® S6 Plus. With this expanded capability, more people can enjoy discreet and personalized control of their advanced hearing aids through their smartphones, anytime and anywhere.   “We are excited to be able to further enhance accessibility for people with hearing loss, allowing more wearers to personalize their hearing like never before,” said John Cariola, AuD, Director of Product Management. “Our latest developments will now allow a larger population to enjoy the full benefits of controlling their hearing aids remotely, as well as manage their tinnitus symptoms, in a simple and discreet way.”   The Beltone HearPlus app allows users to:

  • Set preferred volume, treble and bass levels
  • Further personalize listening experience through speech, background noise and wind noise adjustments
  • Geo-tag frequently visited places – such as home, work, favorite restaurants and more – to automatically update profiles and adjust to specific acoustics
  • Locate misplaced hearing aids with the “Finder” feature
  • Check hearing aid battery levels
  • Manage tinnitus symptoms through built-in customizable sound therapy

About Beltone Founded in 1940, Chicago-based Beltone is part of the GN Hearing Care Group, utilizing advanced technology to produce hearing aid instruments sold in the United States, Canada and over 50 countries worldwide. In addition to providing outstanding service and support for its U.S. hearing care network operating in over 1,500 offices in North America, Beltone remains the most trusted brand for quality products and care among its patients and adults aged 50 and older.

Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. Android and Google Play are trademarks of Google Inc. Samsung and Galaxy S are trademarks or registered trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. The app is compatible with Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy S6 edge, and Samsung Note 4, using the latest firmware (either version 4.5.6 or version 5.4.4 or above). The app is compatible with iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad (4th generation), iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad mini and iPod touch (5th generation) using iOS 7.X or later.