Beltone, Glenview Ill, recently held its annual national meeting in Baltimore, which attracted more than 600 members from its US dispenser network and international guests from more than 16 countries—including 28 people from Japan.

Hearing care practitioners convene at the meetings to share ideas, participate in educational seminars on new technologies, and learn about the company’s newest digital products and services, says Beltone.

The event’s highlight was the introduction of the new Beltone Touch, the company’s smallest (custom) power instrument and first microphone-in-concha open in-ear device.

Todd Murray, president, Beltone USA, congratulated the company’s network members for their achievements, and performance awards were given to top practitioners from its offices internationally and nationwide. The President’s Cup award was given to Russell Burnam and Terri Zahn-Burnam, Mansfield, Tex, for their exceptional patient care, community involvement and professional business practices, says Beltone.

Beltone Electronics is part of the GN Hearing Care Group, whose hearing instruments are sold in the United States, Canada and 40-plus countries worldwide, says the company. Its US hearing care network operates in more than 1,500 offices in North America.

[Source: Beltone]