Beltone Bluetooth-Compatible Hearing Aid Wins Consumer Electronics Show Innovation Award
First Direct-to-Instrument Wireless Connection Takes Top Honors in Health and Wellness Category
NEW YORK, November 10, 2010.
Chicago-based Beltone Electronics announced that it has received the prestigious International CES Innovations
2011 Design and Engineering Award for the Beltone True™.
The new generation of virtually invisible Bluetooth-compatible hearing instruments is among the first to wirelessly receive sound directly from TV, cell/home phone, stereo, PC and iPod via a 2.4 GHz signal.
“We are honored to receive this award from the Consumer Electronics Association and are extremely proud of the Beltone True’s innovative technology and engineering excellence”
The Beltone True
allows hearing-impaired users to comfortably converse with those nearby, while still listening to music or watching their favorite TV program. It offers excellent sound quality and eliminates the embarrassing high-pitched whistling of past hearing instruments.
“We are honored to receive this award from the Consumer Electronics Association and are extremely proud of the Beltone True’s
innovative technology and engineering excellence,” says Todd Murray, Beltone President. “This extraordinary hearing instrument allows users to connect directly to their cell phones, TVs and computers by creating a personal wireless network around them. We are thrilled to continue to provide consumers with state-of-the-art advancements in hearing care.”
Twice as fast and with four times as much memory, the Beltone True’s
integrated circuit enables wireless connections to be made to other devices without audible delay. A remote control offers users the ability to independently adjust each hearing instrument’s volume and sound quality.
Receiving top honors in the Health and Wellness category, the Beltone True
will be displayed at the 2011 International CES, which runs January 6-9, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The product’sinnovative features include the following:
- Direct TV Link - Direct 2.4 GHz wireless connection to a television, stereo or computer allows the listener to enjoy entertainment with others comfortably, at a volume that is right for everyone. This enables the individual to hear the television or stereo, while also participating in conversation in the room.
- Direct Phone Link – Direct wireless connection to a Bluetooth-enabled cell phone allows the user to hear a call directly in both ears. A clip attached to the user’s clothing picks up his/her end of the conversation, allowing the cell phone to remain in a bag or pocket during the call. An Auto Phone feature automatically turns on when the phone comes near the ear.
- Feedback Eraser – Automatically eliminates the uncomfortable and embarrassing ringing that feedback can cause in the ear.
- Speech Spotter Pro – Allows users to more easily follow conversations in noisy places such as restaurants, sporting events and parties.
Products entered into the CES Innovations program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the media. Past recipients of the CES award include Panasonic, Sony, Samsung, LG Electronics, Roku, Yamaha, Belkin, Logitech, Philips Electronics, JBL, and many other brands that have built a reputation for delivering superior innovation and quality.