Summary: Beltone’s extensive North American network—including independent owners and hearing care professionals—convened for its Independent Together National Meeting.


  1. The meeting attracted over 500 attendees, offering networking opportunities, industry vendor showcases, and sessions focused on patient-centric care.
  2. Beltone’s leadership team discussed the company’s strategic focus for 2024, emphasizing its impact on patients’ lives and commitment to improving care.
  3. Participants were recognized for their achievements in 2023 and also had access to educational opportunities and CE credits to further enhance their practices.

Beltone recently convened its expansive North American network—which includes independent owners, hearing care practitioners, and patient care coordinators from the United States, Canada, and Mexico—at the 2024 Independent Together National Meeting, held April 11-13, 2024.

Beltone’s Independent Together National Meeting

The Independent Together National Meeting provides the Beltone network opportunities for learning, networking, recognition, and fun. The focus this year was dedicated to “Putting the Patient First,” emphasizing patient-centric care, and celebrating the achievements of the Beltone network.  

The meeting commenced with an engaging start, drawing in more than 500 attendees who enjoyed ample networking and socializing opportunities including a vibrant Opening Night reception. Attendees also had the chance to participate in meet and greets at the Partner Pavilion with many industry vendors demonstrating their innovative hearing care products and service offerings.

Presentations from Beltone

David Molella, president of Beltone North America, kicked off general sessions on day two with his President’s Address where he spotlighted the transformative impact the network has had on patients’ lives over the past year. The stage was then shared with Beltone’s leadership team, including Senior Director of Dispenser Relations Roberta Miller, VP of Sales Kevin Conners, VP of Marketing Aaron Brotherton, VP of Finance Marc Adams, VP of Managed Care Ronald Gleitman, and Head of Beltone Canada Rob Boucher. 

Together, they engaged in a dynamic panel discussion about Beltone’s Strategic Focus Areas for 2024. This was followed by the event’s keynote speaker, Bryan K. Williams, DM.

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Additional Sessions from Beltone

Highlights from the afternoon sessions included a fireside-style chat with GN’s President of the Hearing Division Scott Davis, and GN North America’s President of Hearing Tom Woods, providing GN Global and hearing industry insights. Laurel Christensen, PhD, chief audiology officer, then took attendees on a deep-dive look into Beltone’s latest technology, Beltone Serene and its inclusion of Bluetooth LE Audio and Auracast to redefine the user experience in hearing solutions. 

Owners and HCPs were recognized that evening with a cherry blossom-themed Awards Night celebration for their wonderful achievements in 2023. The Beltone President’s Cup, the highest honor bestowed, was presented to independent owner, James Reynolds from Savannah, Georgia, for consistently providing a high standard of patient care within the communities his locations serve, according to Beltone.

The final day of the meeting was filled with educational opportunities, with a series of breakout sessions tailored to empower owners and HCPs in elevating their practices and patient care. Additionally, HCPs had the opportunity to earn up to 10 Continuing Education (CE) credits during the course of the event. 

Featured image: David Molella, president of Beltone North America. Photo: Beltone