Beltone, a hearing aid manufacturer that is part of the GN Hearing Care Group, has been named the Collaboration Award winner of the 13th annual Chicago Innovation Awards.
The winners were announced at the annual event, which was held at Chicago’s Harris Theater on Thursday, October 30. The Chicago Innovation Awards is the Chicago region’s foremost recognition of the most innovative new products or services brought to market or to public service each year.
Beltone was recognized for its collaboration with Apple on the Beltone First hearing aid, a hearing instrument that receives wireless audio streaming directly from an iPhone®, iPad®, or iPod touch® via 2.4GHz technology. It also can be used with other wireless accessories without the need for an intermediary device. Beltone First fits more than 90% of all patients and features sound processing that allows the wearer to adjust to virtually any environment.
“We are thrilled to win this award and to be recognized for our innovative technology, Beltone First,” said Beltone President Todd Murray. “For the first time ever, hearing impaired people can use their Apple devices to stream music and sound from their favorite album or audio book, and take phone calls directly through their hearing aids.”
To view a complete list of this year’s Chicago Innovation Award winners, please visit the Chicago Innovation Awards event website.
Source: Beltone and the Chicago Innovation Awards