Beltone, Chicago, Ill, has announced that its HearPlus app is now Android-compatible, and works with the company’s Beltone First and Beltone Boost hearing aids. According to the announcement, the Beltone HearPlus app allows users to easily and discreetly tailor their hearing experience to match their personal preferences and accommodate to their listening environment.
Initially compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S5, currently one of the most popular Android smart phones, Beltone’s hearing aids will reportedly expand to include other Android devices later in 2015.
The Beltone HearPlus app for Android allows users to set preferred volume levels, adjust treble and bass settings, geo-tag frequently visited places, automatically update profiles, and adjust to specific acoustics. HearPlus also allows Android users to employ the ‘Finder’ function to pinpoint hearing aids if misplaced, and check hearing aid battery levels. Beltone HearPlus for Android is available for download on Google Play™ in February 2015.
The company’s Beltone First and Beltone Boost hearing aids are already both compatible with the iPhone and other Apple iOS devices (iPad® and iPod touch®).
“We are thrilled to give iPhone users and now Android users access to the same discreet and customized hearing experience,” said Todd Murray, president of Beltone. “We are constantly striving to improve our technologies and give even more people the ability to improve their hearing experience and overall quality of life. Our entry into the Android market is the latest evidence of that commitment.”
Beltone Hearing Aid Honored with Edison Award Nomination
In other news from Beltone, the company reported that its Beltone Boost was nominated for a 2015 Edison Award in the Lifestyle and Social Impact category. According to announcement, 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.
For more information about the Beltone HearPlus app and wireless products, visit the Beltone website.