(January 7, 2016) Chicago, IL – Beltone, a leader in hearing aids for the past 75 years, announced today that Beltone Legend™ has been announced as a 2016 Edison Award nominee. Named after Thomas Edison, The Edison Awards recognize excellence in new product and service development, marketing, human-centered design, and innovation.
Beltone Legend is the world's first full family of Made for iPhone® hearing aids, revolutionizing the sound experience by seamlessly integrating technology and lifestyle solutions to address hearing loss. Based on the latest technologies, Beltone Legend illustrates the company's role as a premier hearing care partner, providing lifetime support and service, and personalized care through convenient locations around the world.
“We are thrilled to see Beltone Legend recognized for its leading-edge innovation,” said Barb VanSomeren, VP Marketing. “It is the latest demonstration of Beltone's ongoing commitment to advancing audiology and technology for the hearing impaired.”
With support for Made for iPhone hearing aids built right into Apple® iOS devices, Beltone Legend users can answer and talk on the phone, make FaceTime® calls and listen to music in high-quality stereo sound. They can also easily access hearing aid features from within the device itself, including volume, battery life, presets, and Live Listen™, which uses the iPhone's built-in microphone to deliver sound to the hearing aid.
Two groundbreaking Beltone Legend features are uniquely designed to help users build a three-dimensional sound picture in their brain, making it easier to focus on conversations.
- Personal Sound ID™ mimics the natural sound level difference between your ears, which can help users identify where sounds originate
- CrossLink Directionality™ enhances sound quality by monitoring the sound environment and automatically selecting the most natural speech focus settings
Edison Award winners will be announced during an award ceremony in New York City in April 2016.
Beltone Legend can be found at more than 1,500 Beltone dispensers throughout North America.
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