History Of Beltone

Founded in 1940, Beltone remains the most trusted brand for quality products and care among its patients and adults aged 50 and older.
  • 1940

    Beltone opens for business in Chicago. Model H™ hearing aid is
    introduced.
  • 1944

    Beltone launches Mono-Pac™, the industry’s first all-in-one hearing aid.
  • 1946

    Beltone introduces Harmony™, the first hearing aid to use new smaller batteries.
Founded in 1940, Beltone remains the most trusted brand for quality products and care among its patients and adults aged 50 and older.
  • 1950

    Models wearing see-through dresses introduce the Beltone Melody™ body aid.
  • 1956

    Beltone launches Hear-N-See™, the first ear-level binaural hearing aids.
  • 1958

    Beltone launches its first behind-the-ear hearing aid, the Minuet™.
Founded in 1940, Beltone remains the most trusted brand for quality products and care among its patients and adults aged 50 and older.
  • 1960

    Beltone builds its brand name on CBS radio programs, such as Beat the Clock.
  • 1963

    Beltone moves to new state-of-the-art custom manufacturing plant in Chicago.
  • 1969

    Beltone makes earmolds for every astronaut for use during lift-off, re-entry.
Founded in 1940, Beltone remains the most trusted brand for quality products and care among its patients and adults aged 50 and older.
  • 1971

    Beltone expands headquarters with space for hearing loss research.
  • 1972

    Beltone holds international conventions to support its global business.
  • 1979

    Beltone Canada opens for business.
Founded in 1940, Beltone remains the most trusted brand for quality products and care among its patients and adults aged 50 and older.
  • 1983

    Beltone introduces Ode™, its first custom in-the-canal hearing instrument.
  • 1988

    Actor Eddie Albert Beltone spokesman for the Beltone Petite™ hearing aid.
  • 1989

    Beltone unveils the most powerful canal aid on the market, the Opera Max™.
Founded in 1940, Beltone remains the most trusted brand for quality products and care among its patients and adults aged 50 and older.
  • 1994

    Beltone introduces Invisa™, a hearing aid so small that it is virtually invisible.
  • 1996

    Beltone SelectaFit™ fitting software for customized patient fittings introduced.
  • 1998

    Beltone introduces Beltone Digital™, its first hearing aid with digital technology.
Founded in 1940, Beltone remains the most trusted brand for quality products and care among its patients and adults aged 50 and older.
  • 2002

    Beltone AVE.™, fitting and verification system for hearing aids introduced.
  • 2007

    Beltone introduces Marq™, the smallest hearing instrument in its class.
  • 2011

    Beltone True™ offers 2.4 GHz wireless streaming of sound from favourite devices.

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