IIC - Invisible-in-Canal
Tiny is the new small! About the size of a raspberry, Beltone Invisible-in-the-Canal (IIC) hearing aids are the instruments of choice for those who desire hearing help that can’t be seen.
An Invisible-in-the-Canal (IIC) starts its life as an ear impression of your ear canal. The impression is turned into a 3-D computerized rendering. From there, each hearing aid component is “virtually” positioned, in order to create the tiniest finished product possible. Then, your hearing aid is built, and delicately sculpted until it matches the contours of your ear canal.
CIC - Completely-in-Canal
Another “tiny” offering, the CIC style hearing aid style is worn completely within the ear canal. Being a custom-crafted hearing aid, your Beltone Hearing Care Professional will take an ear canal impression to give your hearing aid a perfectly tailored fit. This ensures maximum comfort and sound quality.
CIC style hearing aids are most effective when treating mild-to-moderate hearing loss. Hearing aid wearers love them as they provide the benefit of improved hearing, with no one the wiser.
MIH - Mic-in-Helix
Designed to “disappear”, the main part of an MIC hearing aid hides in your ear canal. This piece is custom-manufactured based on an ear canal impression taken during your visit, so it’s very comfortable. The hearing aid microphone is a separate component, and is worn within the concha, or curved groove, of your external ear—where it stays out of sight. A tiny transparent tube sends sound from the microphone in your concha to the component in your ear canal.
The ingenious construction of the MIC style hearing aid takes advantage of the ear’s anatomy to provide near-to-natural sound quality, and outstanding appearance. By placing the microphone in the curved portion of your ear, it’s protected from wind noise. This makes the MIH style perfect for active individuals who spend time outdoors.
ITC - In-the-Canal
ITC-style hearing aids are custom-made, based on an impression taken of your ear canal and the surrounding area. They are slightly larger than completely-in-canal (CIC) hearing aids, but still considered cosmetically appealing. All of the components in an ITC hearing aid are encased within a lightweight plastic shell. Their medium size makes them a great choice for push button controls. ITC hearing aids offer a secure fit, easy insertion and removal, and longer battery life. They work best for mild-to-moderate hearing loss.
Also popular is the Mini ITC style hearing aid. This option is less noticeable than the standard ITC hearing aid, but offers fewer easy-to-reach controls.
ITE - In-the-Ear
ITE style hearing devices partially-to-fully fill the outer ear. They are custom manufactured to fit securely, and be as aesthetically pleasing as possible. All components reside within a lightweight plastic shell which is simple to insert and remove. Their bigger size accommodates a variety of feature options, including special controls that are easy to adjust.
In-the-Ear (ITE) style hearing aids use larger batteries which can power a bigger receiver. This makes them a superb choice for more serious hearing losses. Larger batteries also last longer, and are more “user-friendly” to handle.
RIE - Receiver-in-Ear
Receiver-in-Ear (RIE) hearing aids are the newest BTE style devices on the market, and, the most popular. An RIE hearing aid is comprised of a very small casing that sits behind the ear. The casing houses all of the electronic components of the hearing aid except for the receiver (also called the speaker). This allows the casing to be extremely tiny, so it’s barely visible. A narrow transparent tube carries very thin wires from the casing to the receiver, which rests in your ear canal.
RIE hearing aids offer exceptionally natural sound quality, and can be used with custom-made or standard ear molds, depending on your individual amplification needs. Almost all types of hearing loss can be assisted with RIE style hearing aids.
BTE - Behind-the-Ear
Easy-to-wear BTE devices are small, and feature a curved casing designed to nestle comfortably behind the ear. By matching flesh tone or hair color, they hide with ease. A transparent tube connects the device to a custom-created ear mold worn in your ear canal. Ear molds are lightweight and comfortable, making BTE hearing aids easy to wear all day.
BTE style hearing aids can be used by just about everyone. They assist the entire spectrum of hearing loss, from mild to severe. Additionally, they are budget friendly, and adapt to most lifestyles.
The most complete
hearing care solution
We are thrilled to announce our latest and greatest—Beltone Amaze™, our most complete hearing care solution. Enjoy an amazing hearing experience all around with some of the most innovative features available. Beltone Amaze will give you an amazing hearing experience in all the moments of your life with a clearer, fuller and richer sound.
It’s fully rechargeable, easy to use, and can connect to any of your devices.
“I love the way Beltone Amaze sounds with my mandolin, I was able to hear upper harmonics that I didn’t even know I was missing! Beltone Amaze creates a fuller environment and I can enjoy the sounds of life more”
Art Fox, Beltone Amaze user
Amazingly Natural Sound
Beltone Amaze has faster processing and extended bandwidth, which means you’ll be able to hear birds singing, leaves rustling, and grandchildren laughing better than ever. You’ll even be able to more fully enjoy the textured tones of your favorite music! The new Impulse Noise Reduction feature reduces loud or uncomfortable sounds making the pleasant ones come through even clearer.
What makes the Sound Quality in Beltone Amaze so special? Watch the video to find out.
Wireless accessories and Made For iPhone connection mean you can connect Beltone Amaze to any of your devices. The improved streaming technology allows you to stream music, movies, and phone calls right to your hearing instrument, without losing any sound quality.
You can easily control your hearing aids remotely with the Beltone HearMax™ app. With a few simple taps on the screen, you can discreetly adjust the program and volume on your hearing aids, check the battery status, and even change speech focus–all from your smartphone.
Getting used to hearing aids can take time, and your hearing needs can change over time. Beltone Remote Care™ allows you to stay in close communication with your hearing care professional, so they can adjust your hearing aids continuously to your specific needs. With the free Beltone HearMax app, help is just a tap away. You can easily send a request to your hearing care professional and receive the new settings right to your smartphone. There’s no need for an office visit!
“With Beltone Remote Care I feel like the audiologist is right there for me, I feel like I am always being taken care of.”
Make battery changes a thing of the past. Thanks to Beltone Amaze’s integrated lithium-ion battery, you no longer need to replace batteries. And with the most user-friendly portable charger in the industry, you can charge confidently into every day.
Beltone Amaze will last you a long time, up to 30 hours, when fully charged. Recharging is simple – place your hearing aids in the charger overnight and they are ready again in the morning. If you forgot to charge your hearing aids, no worries – in just 30 minutes of charging Beltone Amaze will be ready to go another 8 hours before the next charge.
Design & Styles
Beltone Amaze is available in two small and discreet RIE models with:
- An integrated lithium-ion rechargeable battery which is based on our award-winning popular RIE 63 model
- A replaceable size 13 battery that is 25% more power efficient when streaming than previous generations.
Today, Beltone is being recognized as a leader in the industry for the Beltone Amaze hearing aid and its industry-first Android Streaming capability. As previously announced, GN and Beltone collaborated directly with Google to develop the ASHA standard for streaming audio directly to hearing aids using Bluetooth low energy. Bringing this game-changing technology to those with hearing loss has won us a 2020 BIG Innovation Award!
Every year hundreds of companies submit their innovative products to the Business Intelligence Groups BIG Innovation Awards. Nominations are the judged by business leaders and executives to score submissions. BIG is announcing this award on their website and in a press release alongside GN and Beltone today (22 JAN 2020).
We are very proud of this accomplishment and excited about its impact as the leading consumer retail brand for hearing care. Patients already recognize Beltone as the industry’s most trusted brand. This award builds on that legacy, and provides a compelling reason for them to choose Beltone over the competition.