Beltone Hearing Aids

Beltone Hearing Aids Review

Over 48 million people in the U.S. suffer from hearing loss, which affects one-third of those over age 65 and two-thirds of individuals over 75 years of age. Despite those statistics, only 30 percent use hearing aids, often due to concerns about being sold more expensive hearing correction than necessary. Beltone guarantees associates will not sell hearing aids to anyone who doesn’t need them and provides a wide range of hearing aid styles. The company offers personal service nationwide with many free benefits after the sale.

Pros
  • Models for moderate to profound hearing loss
  • Remote adjustments via mobile app
  • Free lifetime service

Cons
  • High cost, but includes free service and hearing tests

Beltone Hearing Aid Models

Beltone’s line of hearing devices includes all types of hearing aids to correct a wide range of hearing loss. After you get a free complete hearing exam at one of the company’s clinics, you get fitted with hearing aids if you meet a minimum hearing loss threshold to indicate you need them.

Beltone Hearing Aid Models

All Beltone hearing aids featured below work with Remote Care, so you can have settings adjusted anywhere there’s a Wi-Fi or cell signal on a smartphone. These hearing aids feature the latest auditory technology and include Beltone’s 12-point lifetime service plan, covered in detail below. Beltone guarantees hearing aids for one year, and you will get fitted with new hearing aids at no cost if your hearing changes over two years.

 Belton First hearing aid

Source: Beltone

The Beltone Amaze hearing aid uses proprietary technology with speech filtering to amplify voices in noisy environments, background noise and feedback reduction and automatic volume control.

  • 13 natural and fashion colors
  • Receiver-in-ear (RIE) style available
  • Speedy sound processing with longer-lasting batteries

Beltone Trust hearing aids offer custom fit options with fifth-generation 2.4 GHz wireless technology for identifying voices and canceling noise from all directions. These hearing aids feature automatic volume control and other enhancements with Ear to Ear Synchronization, CrossLink Directionality2 and Personal Sound ID.

  • Significantly lessens sound in the room when talking on a phone
  • Rechargeable batteries only need replacing once per year
  • Masks tinnitus

Beltone Boost Max hearing aids are for severe to profound hearing loss and have all the features of the Trust line with the company’s proprietary technology to create a natural hearing experience. Documented tests show Beltone Boost Max hearing aids provide up to 60 percent greater sound clarity and speech comprehension.

  • NanoBlock coating for protection from moisture and particulates
  • 5 natural colors for more discreet wear

Compare Beltone Hearing Aids
Model Hearing Aid Style Hearing Loss Treated Feature Highlight
Beltone Amaze Receiver in Ear Mild to Severe Most features for profound loss
Beltone Trust Receiver in Ear
Behind the Ear
Customized
Mild to Severe Enhanced sound detection
Beltone Boost Max Receiver in Ear
Behind the Ear
Customized
Severe to Profound Best in class sound processing


Beltone Mobile Apps

Beltone offers four free mobile apps for iPhone or Android mobile devices customers can use to conveniently and discreetly control most Beltone hearing aids.

  • HearMax: Works with Beltone Trust, Boost Max and Amaze hearing aids to provide timesaving Beltone Remote Care service and a locator to help you find misplaced hearing aids. If you’re having a problem adjusting your hearing aids, use the app to contact Remote Care, and a professional will analyze data from your devices then send an update to provide optimum settings to the hearing aids via the HearMax app.
  • HearPlus: A hearing aid setting control app for many of Beltone’s older wireless-enabled models.
  • SmartRemote: Works with Beltone hearing aids equipped with streaming audio capabilities to allow the wearer to control sound streamed from a TV, radio or another device to the hearing aids.
  • Tinnitus Calmer: This mobile app provides sound therapy and exercises to help combat tinnitus, which causes chronic ringing in the ears for 20 percent of the population.

Beltone Hearing Aid Accessories

Beltone’s hearing aid accessories allow users to stream sound from a variety of devices such as cellphones, TVs, computers and remote microphones directly to hearing aids for convenience and enhanced sound quality. Some of the wireless accessories do not transmit a signal through walls, so be sure you understand they work before you buy.

MyPal is a small wireless microphone designed to extend the range of Beltone’s hearing aids with a range up to 80 feet. MyPal is useful for hearing conversations going on in other rooms.

Direct TV Link 2 works with nearly any audio device, from computers to stereos, and as the name implies, televisions. This accessory streams sound directly to hearing aids so you can listen at your preferred volume without disturbing others.

Direct Remote Control 2 lets you easily control streamed sound to your Beltone hearing aids, and change settings for each hearing aid individually. Direct Remote Control 2 is particularly useful for balancing the sound your hearing aids receive and making adjustments during conversations.

Direct Phone Link 2 is a small remote device for streaming audio and amplifying phone calls by pairing with hearing aids via Beltone’s SmartRemote app on an iPhone or Android phone.

Beltone Comprehensive Hearing Aid Service Plan

Belcare, Beltone’s hearing aid service plan, covers hearing aids for the life of the product with 12 points of service. Along with ensuring ethical practices, qualified staff, the full disclosure of information and free inspections and cleanings, Belcare provides:

  • 30-day money back returns
  • Free help via phone
  • Beltone will not sell hearing aids to anyone who doesn’t need them
  • Follow-up service while customers adjust to hearing aids
  • Free hearing test 30 days after fitting to verify proper setting of hearing aids
  • 1-year limited manufacturer’s warranty with “Lost, Stolen or Damaged” coverage
  • 2 years hearing aid replacement if your hearing worsens after the initial fitting

Beltone Hearing Aid Costs

Beltone does not publish prices on its website. The national average cost for one hearing aid runs about $2,300. We found consumer reviews mentioning a price for Beltone hearing aids ranging from $5,000 to $9,000 per pair, which includes free hearing aid servicing and hearing tests. Medicare does not cover hearing aids, but some insurance plans and other options help to make hearing aids affordable.

Beltone Hearing Aid Complaints

Beltone is one of the most recognized names in hearing aids, so we found plenty of reviews online. The Better Business Bureau gives Beltone an “A+” rating with only five complaints over the past three years, with issues satisfactorily resolved on the BBB website. HearingTracker reviews give Beltone 3.75 stars out of 5, and there are 4 out of 5 stars on Beltone’s Facebook page with many glowing reviews. ConsumerAffairs readers give Beltone hearing aids 4.75 out of 5 stars. Common complaints are related to battery life or issues at individual locations. Beltone responded to most problems quickly.

Beltone Hearing Aids Q&A

  • How long can I expect Beltone hearing aids to last?
    The average lifespan of Beltone hearing aids is about six years with proper care and maintenance.

  • I was caught in the rain while wearing my Beltone hearing aids. How do I dry them out?
    Use a silica-based drying agent purchased from your hearing aid provider. In some cases, water may damage the units to a point where they will no longer work, so it’s best to carry an umbrella or hat if you expect rain.

  • Can I try Beltone hearing aids before buying?
    Many Beltone locations offer in-office testing of different hearing aid models with various sound environments. The hearing aids come with a 30-day money back guarantee and exchange policy.

  • Is it normal for my voice to sound different while wearing Beltone hearing aids?
    Yes, you will probably notice changes in the way your voice sounds to you because the hearing aids provide sound frequencies you may not have been able to hear for some time.

  • Where can I buy batteries for Beltone hearing aids?
    Buy hearing aid batteries at Beltone service centers, numerous retailers like Walmart or Target, and drugstores.

Conclusion

Beltone hearing aids come in many models and styles to provide the hearing aid features you need. Their national service centers provide the best hearing aid fit for seniors and hearing professionals are available to answer any questions. Beltone’s free service for the life of the hearing aid is an excellent benefit, and the latest technology makes using Beltone hearing aids almost effortless.

Beltone Reviews

Recent Reviews

April 08 2021 7:08PM

Devices are inferior. I bought the best they could offer and still need to take them in every 3-4 weeks. I stopped wearing them outside thinking moisture was the problem. It does help them work a little longer, but they eventually stop working.

Beltone even replaced one of them and it functions the same. I bought a UV de-humidifier and clean them everyday. I don't have thousands of dollars to check other makes and models, but Beltone is a complete rip off.

Any one who can sell consumers a $5000.00 hearing aid that performs that poorly should be ashamed.

Gary D.
Navarre, FL
March 04 2021 12:28AM

Met with audiologist Danielle today, my experience was absolutely the best ever! Danielle took her time testing, explaining, answering questions the 1-1/2 hours I was there. When Danielle put hearing aids in my ears a whole new world opened up to say the least.

My family has been tortured by my lack of hearing for years, I’m so happy to be bringing them a better hearing wife, mother, sister, aunt, and friend. Forgive me all for not going to Beltone sooner.

Mary D.
Norton, MA
February 27 2021 1:31PM

Purchased Beltone Trust hear aids because of the sales pitch and company longevity. What a mistake! I have profound hearing loss and was missing much of the sound and most of the conversation around me for years.

Initially the aids seemed to improve the quality of the sound I was exposed to but now that I have worn them 2+ years I can honestly report that they are no more than expensive noise amplifiers. Save your money and frustration and purchase OTC sound amplifiers.

The result will be the same and you will have thousands in your bank. Very few Beltone hearing specialist have knowledge or interest sufficient to adjust the aids they sold and this leaves you with something less than a paper weight and more than a financial loss.

I have had both right and left aids go bad while in warranty and factory replaced both but did not bother to properly set them to my audiology profile.

Asking local Beltone hearing specialist to set them properly has been a total nightmare, leaving me with more frustration and improper adjustments than ever. If I ever get Beltone to offer a refund you can bet I will be replacing with another brand.

Years in a business does not guarantee a good product nor good service after the sale. It only guarantees that the company has learned how to sell you their product.

James G.
Canton, GA
February 09 2021 4:59AM

Hearing aids only lasted 1 year. Contacted local office and was told to purchase new equipment. Emailed the main office and was ignored. Needless to say, I would have paid less and had better customer service at Costco. Lesson learned - buyer beware!

Patricia G.
Indian Land, SC
February 03 2021 12:41AM

If there was a lower star I would give it. Asked questions about other hearing aids, was lied to from audiologist. Never told me different types, sold me the "DISCOUNTED" ones that cost me $6700.00. Found out there were more to choose at a third of cost.

Tester was rude and tried to tell me how I should calm down. Gave me all my money back despite the $600 restock fee, Went to Sam's Club in Kissimmee instead. What a difference in attitude, professionalism and price.

Cheryl B.
Kissimmee, FL
February 02 2021 6:56PM

I've been a customer of Beltone for many years and I would like to give a review and praise to Susan ** at the Southgate, Michigan Beltone Hearing Center.

Susan was and is very attentive to my needs and helped greatly. This is just her way of making us at ease each time I come for help. 5 BIG STARS for SUSAN **!!!

Albert H.
Gibraltar, MI
December 07 2020 2:11AM

On the Beltone website it clearly states, “60 day risk free trial”. I received battery Beltone hearing aids that did not integrate with my iPhone October 13, 2020 from Beltone Skoric Hearing Aid Center in Suttons Bay, Michigan.

After getting a second pair of hearing aids from a competitor that were rechargeable and beautifully integrated with my iPhone for the same price as Beltone, I returned the inferior Beltone hearing aids that same morning, October 26, 2020.

I was told that Beltone Skoric is not Beltone and Beltone Skoric refused to refund $4,300.00, because I had the Beltone Hearing Aids, says Beltone right on the hearing aid, beyond their 3 day trial.

I left the Beltone hearing aids with Jerome ** at Beltone Skoric in Traverse City, Michigan, but he has mailed them to my house 3 separate times. I have refused the package each time.

I have contacted Blue Cross of Michigan that their recommendation to their subscribers to try Beltone Skoric has been a nightmare. I have also filed a complaint with State of Michigan Licensing bureau.

I haven’t felt at all that Beltone Skoric Hearing Aid Center cared about me, but I have felt like all they really wanted was to sell me hearing aids, to trap me.

When I asked why their website promoted a 60 day risk free trial, but Beltone only offers a 3 day trial, Beltone Skoric told me they are not Beltone!? This misleading practice must stop. I am considering legal action.

Chris H.
Suttons Bay, MI
October 19 2020 2:45PM

Do not buy from Beltone. They will get your money and then they don’t care. Took my Mother in June of 2020 to have hearing tested, told her she needed hearing aids and then proceeded to sell her a $6000.00 dollar pair.

She’s 83 years old, cannot see or hear but they convinced her to buy even though she is on a fixed income. They did not explain all the logistics of the cleaning process which is something difficult for her to do.

Cannot just walk in for a checkup on them due to the Covid 19 so we waited until our 4 month checkup and we told him of our concerns and all he would say was Gotcha!!

They got us alright. She is not able to wear them or hear out of them but all they can say is Gotcha. Called the Beltone Operations Mgr. for Indiana and her hung up on me. Such professionalism.

Sherrie W.
Martinsville, IN
September 01 2020 9:27PM

I can’t believe I haven’t written a review sooner! I have had my hearing aids for over 1 year now already and I absolutely love them!! Brian **, BC-HIS was the Specialist who helped me, and him and his staff were very nice and professional.

I am 40 years old, and I was very intimidated at first knowing I truly needed to get hearing aids, at what I feel is still a very young age. Hearing Aids is a big investment, but I tell you I wouldn’t trade these for the world! I don’t see how I was functioning in life without them.

I could hear things I had never heard before. And the best part now with having the aids, I have super human ears! Lol!! I can customize my restaurant settings amongst others which is amazing!

Love that it’s Bluetooth compatible and I can listen to my favorite songs through them, answer the phone hands free, and most importantly HEAR!

Hear and understand what you’re saying without me asking you to repeat yourself a thousand times and misinterpreting what you said.

These hearing aids are God's miracle to me and I am so every grateful to Beltone and Brian ** and his staff. Thank you for making me feel comfortable and giving me options with no pressure. I’m confident I got the best of the best and I couldn’t be happier!!

I’ve had them over a year and they still seem like they’re brand new. I saw there were some negative reviews from other states. It must have just been those individuals which sucks for them, but the product is good, high quality and shouldn’t receive negative reviews.

However the 2 Florida locations I went to, one in Lake Mary, FL and another in Winter Park, FL (Brian **) and his staff were very knowledgeable, informative, professional, kind and had great customer service.

I would definitely highly recommend BELTONE for your hearing aid needs.

Christie C.
Lake Mary, FL
June 22 2020 8:24PM

Very poor service & unprofessional when fitting & setting up. Very rude when I wanted to return them. I had to have remolding that delayed the use. Several returns trips that they could not set the hearing aids up. Just too much to write about.

Bernard K.
Jim Thorpe, PA
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