Beltone Hearing Aids
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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.

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

  • 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

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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
Mild to Severe Enhanced sound detection
Beltone Boost Max Receiver in Ear
Behind the Ear
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.


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

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
March 26 2020 2:58PM

I was in the trial period and returned my hearing aids and equipment. I received Ed a letter stating I need to pay $400 for paperwork. In my 75 years I need heard of such greed and unprofessional behavior. I am on social security and can barely make ends meet and Beltone knew it. I will not pay $400 for paper work and please beware of them. I bought my hearing aids elsewhere for half the price.

Sandra L.
Little Elm, TX
February 23 2020 3:26PM

These are the worse hearing aids ever. I have had problems from the first week of having them. I bought them in Florence, SC. I have been back to them and all they do is clean them. They have sent them off two or three times. I still have them, still paying for them, and they are still not working. I've only gotten excuses about what is wrong with them. Is there anyone I can call and get help? Just tired of paying for something that doesn't work.

Carlton B.
Scranton, SC
January 17 2020 5:10PM

Don't get hearing aids with Beltone. I got my mom pair through them. I had to get the loan through Wells Fargo which is another company stay away from but anyways the hearings aids cost me 8000 dollars. I found out by other people who had similar hearing aids that I overpaid.

My mom and I at the time didn't know anything about hearing aids which gave them the opportunity to take advantage. My mom passed the hearing aids are 1 year old now. I tried to get my money back in October but they refuse. I am stuck with a loan and hearing aids I cant use.

Dianna L.
Lesage, WV
December 31 2019 4:07PM

Happy to be able to hear. I did not realize what I was missing. This office was wonderful. Personnel were extremely helpful, patient, and understanding. Set me up and took the time to explain everything to me. Helped me figure out what I needed, how to finance/pay for my equipment, and how to adjust settings. Love that I can set up on my iphone! Thank you!

Rae L.
Davie, FL
December 03 2019 12:09AM

Beltone hearing aids worst on market. Had to repair every two. Was in drawer. Now can hear with them. They could not repair the hearing aids, took them back lots of times. Got tired of going back to repair. So I put them in my dresser drawer.

Sidney S.
Wellington, KY
October 30 2019 9:20PM

Worst hearing aids I have owned. cCn't get them adjusted. They whistle all the time and one just died when the battery went dead and won't power up with new batteries. Will not recommend to anyone. Had concept by Iowa hearing aids before and they were great, ins co said get Beltone. What a mistake.

Norman R.
Adel, IA
September 26 2019 7:24PM

Beltone is the 3rd company I have dealt with for hearing aids. I believe I've had these $5200.00 hearing aids for maybe a little over a year and the doctor and me are on a first name basis now. I've had my share of problems with these very expensive hearing aids. Some of the problems are with the so-called App that is downloaded to my phone. There are times when the app shows "Hearing aids not connected" and they are..So many times has one earing aid worked and not the other, especially when I'm listening to downloaded music. One or the other just won't connect.

There are times when just putting them in my ear only one is connected. I'm getting very tired of calling the Beltone Store, making an appointment from my busy day to keep going around and around to repair the problem. The hearing specialist is more than helpful to get things going correct again. He is a great guy and I hope Beltone never loses this guy. I never had this problem with the cheaper ones I've had in the past..maybe I should have stayed with them. Biggest does not mean the best in any business. Now, again, I have another appointment to have these hearing aids programmed. I don't know if anyone else is going thru what I am but let me tell you, it's no fun.

David S.
Middleburg Heights, OH
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