Beltone, Chicago, Ill, announced its release of two mobile hearing apps that are intended to provide customizable solutions to common hearing challenges. The new mobile offerings consist of an updated Android version of the Beltone HearPlus app and the Tinnitus Calmer app.
Initially released in early 2015, the company reports that the updated Beltone HearPlus app for Android now works with the recently launched Beltone Legend hearing aid. People who wear the Beltone Legend can now take advantage of Beltone HearPlus compatibility with Android for the Samsung Galaxy S5. Connectivity to other Android phone models is planned for later in 2015.
According to Beltone, the HearPlus app allows users to set preferred volume levels, adjust treble and bass settings as well as other comfort settings, geo-tag frequently visited places – such as home, work, or restaurants – to automatically update profiles and adjust to specific acoustics, employ the “Finder” function to pinpoint hearing aids if misplaced, and check hearing aid battery levels.
Beltone reports that it developed the Tinnitus Calmer app to help users manage tinnitus symptoms, with or without the use of a hearing aid. Tinnitus, commonly referred to as “ringing in the ears,” affects approximately 10-15 percent of the general population, and it is estimated that 25% of tinnitus cases are severe enough to require medical attention.
Tinnitus Calmer serves as a sound generator, says Beltone, offering a combination of sound therapy and relaxing exercises that distract the brain from focusing on tinnitus symptoms. After downloading the app, users can play sounds from the app library, create their own sound mixes, and add their own music. Tinnitus Calmer is designed to be compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Android devices.
To download the Beltone HearPlus app for Android and the Tinnitus Calmer app, users can visit the App Store or Google Play. For more information about Beltone hearing aids, visit the Beltone website.
The list of smart devices compatible with the HearPlus app is available on the app Web page, and also is included below:
Beltone Legend™, Beltone First™ and Beltone Boost™ are compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPad Air, iPad (4th generation), iPad mini with Retina display, iPad mini and iPod touch (5th generation) using iOS 7.X or later. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Siri and FaceTime are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the US and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.
The Android version of the Beltone HearPlus app runs on Samsung Galaxy S® 5 Samsung Galaxy S® 4, Samsung Galaxy S® 6, Samsung Galaxy S® 6 Edge, and Samsung Note® 4. Android and Google Play are trademarks of Google Inc.