Chicago-based Beltone announced that it received a Chicago Innovation Award and joined the awards group in New York City on Monday, March 23rd to ring the Closing Bell at The Nasdaq Stock Market. Beltone received recognition for the company’s Beltone First™ hearing aid, which was the first hearing instrument to receive wireless audio streaming directly from an iPhone, iPad, or iTouch via 2.4GHz technology. According to Beltone, the Nasdaq event was arranged by the Chicago Innovation Awards to emphasize the surge of innovation that is occurring in the Chicago region, and to shine a spotlight on the organizations that make up its vibrant economy.

“As a local company that has provided hearing care across the US and globally for the past 75 years, we are particularly proud to be recognized for innovation in our hometown,” said Beltone President Todd Murray. “This award speaks to our ongoing commitment to provide personalized hearing solutions that take advantage of cutting-edge technology.”

Joining Beltone were other winners of the 2014 Chicago Innovation Awards, including 640 Labs, alligatortek, Auctions By Cellular, Caremerge, dough, Horizon Pharma, Keeper Security, KENTECH, LMK Technologies, LuminAID, Mattersight, Options Away, Packback, Pangea, Radio Flyer, Rippleshot, Rise Interactive, Shiftgig, Strata Decision Technology, Swingbyte and ThinkCERCA.

“We congratulate Beltone for winning the Chicago Innovation Awards, and applaud their commitment to innovation,” said Dan Miller, fellow co-founder of the Chicago Innovation Awards.

The Chicago Innovation Awards, established in 2002, have grown from a single awards ceremony to a year-long series of events and activities designed to celebrate innovation in the Chicago region, educate people and organizations about the principles of innovation, and connect the corners of the economy by building relationships that strengthen companies, grow the economy and create jobs.

Source: Beltone