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

Featured Review
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
April 20 2022 12:19AM

The person who is trying to adjust my hearing aids is fantastic. In my opinion I bought a $6000 piece of junk. Many of my relatives have bought Beltone over the years but I believe the company is way behind in technology.

My Bluetooth capabilities does not work with my android phone. Any music played through them sounds terrible. I can buy a $50 wireless earbuds that make my expensive hearing aids sound bad in comparison.

Can't get them adjusted to a level where my hearing was two years ago before I bought them. Even while wearing them I have to ask people to repeat what they said.

After I bought these expensive items I get sales ads telling me I can get $1000 off. Where were you when I bought mine? Junk. Do not buy.

Gary S.
Frankfort, IN
March 30 2022 9:58PM

I went to three different earing stores Len. I went to three earing aid doctors and stores. Len ** gave the most thorough exam, answer all my question and more. Told him all my concerns and told him I am looking a good price. Told me that he will not be the cheapest but the best care and value.

He is very straight forward. No baloney. I was so impressed. I will tell anyone needing hearing help to see him. Very happy with my purchase. I purchased from Beltone because of Len **. He is a real pro and a great assest to Beltone. Thanks Len. Joe **.

Joe A.
Venice, FL
February 23 2022 7:19PM

Went to Beltone hearing in Iron Mountain Michigan as it was close to my home and I am 92 years old and don't drive any more. I was told that I had severe hearing loss and I asked if I had wax in my ears and he said no and that my ears were clear of wax.

He gave me some hearing aids and I asked what the price was and I did not get an honest answer. He charged $8000.00 for two hearing aids with a $1000.00 dollar off fake certificate and two thousand off from insurance.

I called my insurance co and they did not pay anything on my hearing aids so I didn't know what the $2000.00 was for. I called the main office and they said they just gave me a $2000.00 discount. Why was it listed as insurance?

The hearing aids do not work well and I asked if I could return them and he said no. I assumed there would be at least a 30 day trial period and when I asked what the trial period was he said two days. Well that time had expired and I was stuck with paying $5000.00 out of pocket.

I have to take the hearing aids out if I am around a lot of noise and can't wear them watching tv as I can't understand what is being said so I have to take them out and turn up the volume. Very unhappy.

Mabel O.
Iron Mountain, MI
February 06 2022 8:57PM

I had Starkey, but did not have a local representative, it was a 10 mile drive to one and Beltone had a local office so I purchased a pair and have regretted it ever since. Starkeys were half of the $7,000 I paid for Beltone's cheap pair.

Starkeys made an announcement when something happened like the battery getting weak, Beltones beeps and there is no record anywhere of what the beeps stand for. The batteries lasted 7 days in the Starkeys and only 5 in the Beltones. Beltones is a bad choice.

Roger W.
Goose Creek, SC
January 04 2022 5:45PM

I am 66 on SSI and so I have little income. I have Anthem insurance that pays for hearing aids so I was very excited to see that Beltone was one of the places I could go to. I went there only for the guy to tell me right off my insurance was a scam.

The hearing aid that didn't cost was worthless and this was before the exam. After he said the hearing aids I needed was way more than $1500. But he could get me used ones far cheaper. I called my ex. He said it was a scam. I wrote a bad review in the Greenfield office review. Got a call.

The manager wanted to meet me to make the bad review go away. I met with her basically same thing except didn't offer to sell used hearing aids but said I had scarring in my ear. She also said the hearing aid insurance would pay for would last enough for me to save for the higher priced ones.

They were all about the high priced ones and kept telling me the ones they offer the insurance for free was worthless. I left the office feeling hopeless. I thought I would just have to be deaf because unlike some I can't afford extra money.

They did not care. They just kept saying these will work. The ones insurance pay won't. So insurance sent me somewhere else. They found me a pair. I called beltone in greenfield. Told them to cancel their order. I found somewhere else. They cancelled my other places order!

I waited 45 days for my new hearing aids only to find beltone cancelled them. Now I have to wait 45 more days. Please don't go to beltone if you are low in income. Save your heart.

Joan O.
Greenfield, IN
October 25 2021 12:46PM

I just learned that one of your practitioners is no longer with Beltone. This is heartbreaking news for my mother and my family. The Twinsburg location has gone above and beyond to serve my mom for the last 2 1/2 years.

My mother became ill and wasn’t able to get to the office due to her lack of mobility. The practitioner came out to the nursing home anytime we called and asked her to.

We don’t find a service like this anymore and for the Twinsburg location to go above and beyond and offer this the service is beyond appreciated. Will be GREATLY missed.

Sarah S.
Solon, OH
September 01 2021 12:16AM

I've worn Beltone aids for 30 years. I went to Starkey for 2 years and was very disappointed. They were in more than 5 times a year.

I went back to Beltone and have been impressed with their quality and sound. My wife and daughter both just purchased Beltone aids and they are extremely happy.

Allyn G.
ADRIAN, MI
July 15 2021 3:20PM

I paid right at $7K for a pair of Beltone Hearing Aids over 10 years ago and my local Beltone office could Never make them stop 'ringing'. I put up with this for about 8 years, and bought a 'refurbished' pair, and had the same trouble with them.

After 4 years of Agony I listened to my wife and we visited Sam's Club Hearing Aid center in Crystal Springs, Arkansas and Robin ** fixed me up with a pair of their Hearing Aids for $1,700 and They Are Terrific.

No Ringing, and these are Unbelievable Hearing Aids for the Money, and I want all of my 'Older Friends to know about them. They might not be good for Everyone, but they sure were for me. I will Never walk in a Beltone's door again...

B.J. M.
Kerrville, TX
July 09 2021 1:10PM

Hi - I wanted to send a 'Shout Out" to the kindness/greatness of two human beings. My mom has been a customer for 20 yrs. She has been very satisfied w/ the customer svc and hearing aid device.

We wanted to especially thank **/Regional Mgr. Shawn ** from the Clermont Office in FL (50 East). They went above and beyond to provide exceptional care for my mom who is 89 years old with the best options for her device and all the TLC provided was one to commend.

Thank you Beltone Leaders for having such employees on your team who are an asset to your company.

Evelyn S.
Bronx, NY
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