The History of Beltone

Founded in 1940, Beltone remains the most trusted brand for quality products and care among its patients and adults aged 50 and older.

1940
Beltone opens for business in Chicago. Model H™ hearing aid is introduced.
Beltone 1940
1944
Beltone launches Mono-Pac™, the industry's first all-in-one hearing aid.
Beltone 1944
1946
Beltone introduces Harmony™, the first hearing aid to use new smaller batteries.
Beltone 1946
1950
Models wearing see-through dresses introduce the Beltone Melody™ body aid.
Beltone 1950
1956
Beltone launches Hear-N-See™, the
first ear-level binaural hearing aids.
Beltone 1956
1958
Beltone launches its first behind-the-ear hearing aid, the Minuet™.
Beltone 1958
1960
Beltone builds its brand name on CBS radio programs, such as Beat the Clock.
Beltone 1960
1963
Beltone moves to new state-of-the-art custom manufacturing plant in Chicago.
Beltone 1963
1969
Beltone makes earmolds for every astronaut for use during lift-off, re-entry.
Beltone 1969
1971
Beltone expands headquarters with space for hearing loss research.
Beltone 1971
1972
Beltone holds international conventions to support its global business.
Beltone 1972
1979
Beltone Canada opens for business.
Beltone 1979
1983
Beltone introduces Ode™, its first custom in-the-canal hearing instrument.
Beltone 1983
1988
Actor Eddie Albert Beltone spokesman for the Beltone Petite™ hearing aid.
Beltone 1988
1989
Beltone unveils the most powerful canal aid on the market, the Opera Max™.
Beltone 1989
1994
Beltone introduces Invisa™, a hearing aid so small that it is virtually invisible.
Beltone 1994
1996
Beltone SelectaFit™ fitting software for customized patient fittings introduced.
Beltone 1996
1998
Beltone introduces Beltone Digital™, its first hearing aid with digital technology.
Beltone 1998
2002
Beltone AVE.™,
fitting and verification system for hearing aids introduced.
Beltone 2002
2007
Beltone introduces Marq™, the smallest hearing instrument in its class.
Beltone 2007
2011
Beltone True™ offers 2.4 GHz wireless streaming of sound from favorite devices.
Beltone 2011