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
August 02 2022 10:31PM

Again I would NOT recommend the sales pitch without reviewing and comparing others first. I have different sized portals for my ears. The silicon size doesn’t fit or stay in.

The only time they fit is when I have Beltone put them in. They can see what they’re doing. I wanted ones that didn’t hang wire over my ear. They said $4,000.00 (which is maximum my insurance would allow) would cover the costs. I was not shown other options.

I do feel ripped off compared to the costs of best reviewed hearing aids. The best CS reviewed was $2000.00 per ear. A single piece that fits into the ear without cumbersome thick aids I was given.

Again I would NOT recommend the sales pitch without reviewing and comparing other companies or aids. I’d do better with amplifiers.

Shirley K.
Waco, TX
July 27 2022 7:27PM

I purchased the Beltone Imagine 17. From the beginning the sound quality was off. The streaming only works correctly if I hold the phone right in the center of my body. I was told to make something so I could hang around my neck! I absolutely refuse to do that.

They thought giving me a Phone Link 2 would fix the problem. All it does is amplify the bad sound I already have. I have iPhone 12 Pro Max Plus. I even spent the money to upgrade to the iPhone 13. It did the same thing.

My advice is if you see a problem make sure you are able to return if they can’t resolve it. Now I am stuck with hearing aids I absolutely hate and not enough money to discard these and buy another brand.

Sheryl S.
Columbus, MS
July 23 2022 2:27PM

I was excited when I bought this. I had previously 3 or more hearing aids from Starkey and other brands and I still have one. I bought thinking I may need a new one soon. But I am greatly disappointed with my purchase having paid $5500.00.

It has been 5 months since I purchase but it is absolutely not useful and now I cannot return to get my money back. I a retired 92 year old man on a fixed income but it useless. I am now using only the old hearing aid.

The person whom I bought it from is not able to adjust it properly. I don’t know who else to complain about this. He upgraded it but takes a long time between adjustment. The ear mold is very loose and I have complained it to him.

He says he has ordered but looks like it is taking forever to receive them. In such condition I would recommend anyone to deeply consider before buying this Beltone hearing aids.

I am very sorry to write such review but it is absolutely a disappointing experience for me and loss of money. Maybe I didn’t buy it from a right person.

Govind M.
Kennesaw, GA
July 22 2022 12:23PM

I lost a lot of hearing in my right ear due to vertigo. It was so bad I was having to read people's lips in order to communicate. It starting have the episodes more often. So I already was tested, knew I need hearing aids, so I went to Beltone.

Was tested again and I could hear out of my right ear for the first time in forever, it was amazing. The thing is I wear them and can't tell I have them in. So if you are experiencing hear loss, go to Beltone and get tested, you will be amazed at the difference it makes.

Frances B.
HICKORY, NC
June 20 2022 6:01PM

Do not buy these hearing aids! They are the most expensive hearing aids I've ever purchased and been wearing hearing aids all my life and I'm currently 45. I Paid $8000 for my top of the line Beltone amazed which I'm totally unamazed!

I have had nothing but trouble, very unsatisfied with the product and Beltone's customer service. I am having connection issues with and issues with the app hear Max. I'm having Bluetooth privacy issues with Beltone and currently have the earpiece of my left hearing aid broken off at the wire and stuck in my ear.

Went to emergency room for the 2nd time to have this same problem taken care of because beltone Corp (after they are paid) won't provide any relevant help.

Last but equally as frustrating is the rechargeable case. What a bulky, heavy to carry on you, expensive piece of trash.

I have already had to replace mine and I am just loving the fact that you can't even turn them on or off without the rechargeable case that beltone engineered for $400.00 and you can't go without but will need another! Do not buy these hearing aids!

While I was waiting for a new rechargable battery case to come in I purchased a pair of Samsung Galaxy pro buds for 80.00 and the have a ambient noise feature that almost was loud enough and the sound quality was way better than the beltone and I have 80% hearing loss in both of my ears and worn hearing aids all my life and switching back to Starkey.

Gregory P.
Atlanta, GA, United States, GA
May 22 2022 1:16PM

I got new aids last July 2021 and had nothing but problems with the Bluetooth disconnecting. These are Beltone boost aids. I have gone back several times and no success.

Andy has been great trying to get it straightened out but no success. I just downloaded the latest app on my phone and the same problems. I had cheaper aids that never gave me this problem.

I paid more money out of pocket for better aids. You would think you would not have this problem with technology today. I am not happy with Beltone and will not recommend them to anyone.

Again nothing against Andy. He has been great working with me. It just seems corporate should be doing something to fix this problem. Or they don’t care once they are paid and the customer has the aids.

Kraig M.
Belleville, IL
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
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