Beltone’s Customer Service Snags Top Spot on Newsweek’s America’s Best 2023 List

GLENVIEW, ILLINOIS –  Hearing care retailer Beltone announced today that it has been ranked #1 on Newsweek’s list of America’s Best Customer Service 2023 in the hearing care category after also recently being awarded Best in Hearing Care on its Best Retailer’s 2022 list. This prestigious award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading…

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Beltone Awarded “Best in Hearing Care” on Newsweek’s America’s Best Retailers 2022 List

GLENVIEW, ILLINOIS – Beltone has been awarded “Best in Hearing Care” on Newsweek’s list of America’s Best Retailers 2022. This prestigious award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The awards list was announced on May 17, 2022, and can be viewed on Newsweek’s website. “Beltone is honored to…

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Beltone Hearing Care Foundation to Donate Hearing Aids to Ukrainian Refugees Located in the U.S.

GLENVIEW, ILLINOIS – Beltone, the nation’s leading hearing care retailer, announced today they will be supporting displaced Ukrainian refugees who have arrived in the U.S. in need of hearing care assistance through their 501(C)(3) charitable organization, The Beltone Hearing Care Foundation.  The Beltone Foundation will provide free hearing screenings and complimentary hearing aids to refugees who…

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ASI Audiology and Beltone Hearing Centers Announce New Partnership

GLENVIEW, ILLINOIS – July 1, 2021 –  Beltone, the nation’s leading hearing care retailer, today announced that Dean Kent, owner of 12 Beltone Hearing Care Centers throughout Iowa, and Dr. Michael Webb, owner of ASI Audiology, are joining forces in a strategic partnership that will combine teams and locations to bring more comprehensive hearing care and expertise…

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Beltone and Clorox® Team Up to Help Provide a “Safe & Sound” Hearing Care Environment

GLENVIEW, ILLINOIS — As states continue to relax COVID-19 related restrictions, Beltone announced today it will incorporate Clorox® products into its existing cleaning protocols at participating locations in North America to help provide what the company likes to call a “safe & sound” environment for in-person hearing care.  “The health and well-being of our patients is our number…

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GN Appoints New CFO; Announces New President of Beltone North America

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK — GN Store Nord announced last week that it has chosen hearing industry veteran Marcus Desimoni as the new chief financial officer (CFO) of GN Store Nord and GN ReSound, effective February 15, 2016. Desimoni will replace Anders Boyer, who resigned as CFO in December. According to the company, Desimoni has more than 15 years of financial leadership experience…

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UPDATE: Strong Results for GN ReSound Overshadowed by Beltone Accounting Fraud; Murray Resignation

Editor’s Note: this evolving story was last updated on 8/24/2015 COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – another strong quarter posted by GN ReSound was overshadowed last week by news that serious accounting fraud had been committed by GN’s retail arm, Beltone. In its Q2 Interim Report, GN reported a one-time loss of more than $22 million dollars (DKK…

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Siemens to sell hearing aid division; $2.67 billion deal is industry’s biggest ever

This updated version of the post published on November 7 includes additional comments about the sale of Siemens from an informed source whom I interviewed this week. My informant asked not to be named because he was not authorized by his company to speak for publication.  David H. Kirkwood, Editor, Hearing News Watch   MUNICH,…

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Mauldin Award for Excellence in Education will go to Ron Leavitt at AAA Convention

ORLANDO—Ron Leavitt, AuD, whose career has spanned a wide range of audiologic activities, will receive the Larry Mauldin Award for Excellence in Education at AudiologyNOW! 2014. The annual convention of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) will be held March 26-29 in Orlando. The Mauldin award, which is presented annually by Beltone Electronics, honors the…

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GN adds a major Danish hearing aid dispensing company to its portfolio

COPENHAGEN—The latest development in a continuing trend in the hearing aid industry toward manufacturer control of the retail sector took place today (October 1) when GN Store Nord A/S acquired a major Danish hearing aid dispensing network, Dansk Hørecenter. GN, owner of GN ReSound, made the purchase through its Beltone subsidiary. The price was not…

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