CHICAGO, August 30, 2017 — Today, GN Hearing announced the launch of the super power hearing aid, Beltone Boost Max™, which brings the unprecedented benefits of Beltone Trust™ to those with severe-to-profound hearing loss. Based on GN Hearing's 5th generation 2.4 GHz wireless technology and Beltone's CrossLink Directionality 2, Beltone Boost Max is proven to allow users to hear up to 60% more clarity of the sounds around them* and understand up to 60% more speech in noise.**
Available from September 1 in the US market, Beltone Boost Max will deliver powerful amplification, excellent sound quality, seamless connectivity and intuitive fitting software, offering a more complete sense of freedom and control.
The power of excellent sound quality The number-one challenge for people with severe-to-profound hearing loss is hearing speech in noise. With best-in-class sound processing features that enhance speech clarity, Beltone Boost Max is designed for the most challenging listening situations. As a result of Beltone's CrossLink Directionality 2, users will experience unparalleled sound quality, including up to 60% more clarity of the sounds around them* and 60% better speech understanding in noise**. Regardless of their location, Beltone Boost Max users can hear more sounds and speech in any environment, whether they are walking through noisy city streets or camping in the woods.
The power of complete client service Beltone's Solus Max™ fitting software, driven and developed together with audiologists, brings a more intuitive and comfortable experience, making the fitting experience more client-centric and continuous. This easier wireless software will save time for users and the hearing care professionals alike, allowing time to be more valuably utilized for user counseling.
The power to support your clients anywhere Beltone Boost Max offers unmatched customer service for those with severe-to-profound hearing loss with the help of comprehensive remote fine-tuning capabilities. Enabled by Beltone Remote Care™, this revolutionary new feature allows users to request and receive fine-tunings wherever they are with just a few simple prompts on the Beltone HearMax™ app, Beltone's most advanced app for hearing aid users.
The power of personal control The Beltone HearMax app lets users control their hearing aids through their iPhone®, iPad®, iPod® touch and most Android devices. In addition to enjoying sound adjustment features, users can also receive extra care and fine-tunings of their hearing aid settings through the app on the go.
"Beltone is about helping people to hear better," said Corrine Perritano, President of Beltone North America. "With Beltone Boost Max, we've brought unrivaled sound quality, intuitive fitting software and unprecedented Beltone Remote Care functionality to those who need the most help with their hearing. Now, users with severe-to-profound hearing loss can live life to the fullest with the most complete hearing care."
For more information on the new Beltone Boost Max hearing aids, please visit www.beltone.com/boostmax.
Founded in 1940, Chicago-based Beltone is part of the GN Hearing Care Group, a global leader in intelligent audio solutions with a unique portfolio of medical, professional and consumer audio solutions. Utilizing advanced technology to produce hearing aid instruments sold in the United States, Canada and over 50 countries worldwide, Beltone provides industry-leading products, services and support for its U.S. and Canadian hearing care network operating in over 1,500 offices in North America. Beltone remains the most trusted brand for quality products and care among its patients and adults aged 50 and older. Visit Beltone at www.beltone.com.
Sources: *compared to binaural beamforming in hearing aids for severe-to-profound hearing loss (Effect of directional strategy on audibility of sounds in the environment for varying hearing loss severity. Jespersen C, Kirkwood B, Groth J. 2017).
**compared to omnidirectionality in hearing aids for severe-to-profound hearing loss (Data on file).