Beltone Redux: Welcome to the Hotel California

For over a decade, Beltone Electronics Corp wandered in the wilderness in search of the land of milk and honey as it transitioned from private to public ownership.   Today’s post is the finale, in which Beltone resists reinventing itself as one more cog in the long, fascinating history of the Great Northern juggernaut.1  Romancing history, you can…

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Beltone, a Very Private Company

“As to why fictitious asset frauds are promulgated, that awaits a future post, along with other fascinating questions having to do with the nature of Beltone itself – a mysterious entity for sure – and how on earth it became a GN Resound minion (or not).” (previous post) As the beginning of the End of…

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Beltone and GN Store Nord: What Kind of Fraud Was It?

The fraud was corporate, it was accounting, it was deliberate, it was a single rogue operator, it was well hidden, it wasn’t cash, it was US only, it was complicated, it was intelligent, it was  “irritating noise.” And now it’s officially over.  As they say in the US, Fuhgeddaboudit. That’s the party line taken in…

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Can We Talk? About Beltone Fraud?

“The biggest news item in this morning’s press release was that GN’s VP of Finance at its Beltone distribution network in the US– who wasn’t identified–has been accused of accounting fraud between 2012 and 2014 and dismissed.  The fraud was discovered at the end of June and the matter is under investigation.” (excerpted and paraphrased…

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Augmented Reality – A Blast from Our Past

Recent patent and Hearables posts alluded to augmented reality (AR) without defining the term.  Audiologists think of “AR” as a professional activity called Aural Rehabilitation, not a recreational activity like Augmented Reality. If we think of augmented reality at all,  it’s as  an iTunes app to beam us off the transporter pad with William Shatner.  Unbeknownst to most…

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