Beltone Legend™ Selected as Stevie® Award Winner in 2016 American Business Awards

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Beltone, a leader in hearing healthcare for over 75 years, announced
today that Beltone Legend™ has been named the winner of a 2016 Stevie
Award in the health and pharmaceutical products category in the 14th
Annual American Business Awards.


Beltone Legend, the world’s first and most advanced full family of Made
for iPhone® hearing aids, is recognized for its revolutionary
connectivity to personal devices, such as iPhone®, iPad®,
iPod touch®, allowing direct streaming of sounds to their
hearing aids. The HearPlus™ app for iPhone, Apple Watch® and
Android™ lets users discreetly control their Beltone Legend hearing aids
on the go. This connectivity, combined with its revolutionary sound
processing features, gives Beltone Legend the ability to seamlessly
integrate technology and lifestyle solutions to address hearing loss.

“Beltone Legend represents the latest in what is possible in hearing
aids, taking personalized hearing to the next level,” said Corrine
Perritano, President of Beltone North America. “This award is a
testament to our commitment to delivering care by connecting wearers
with everything that matters in life around them.”

Beltone Legend is also a candidate for the 2016 People’s Choice Stevie
Awards for Favorite New Products. Members of the public can help select
the winner by voting at the following link and selecting Beltone Legend
in the Health & Pharmaceutical Product category prior to 11:59 pm ET on
Friday, June 03: http://www.stevieawards.com/FavoriteNewProducts.peopleschoice/default.cfm.
Voters can also enter Beltone Legend’s nomination short code of: G966W
when prompted.

More than 3,400 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in
virtually every industry were submitted this year. “The judges were
extremely impressed with the quality of entries we received this year.
The competition was intense and every organization that has won should
be proud,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie
Awards.

The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards
program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to
submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit,
large and small.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the awards
will be presented to winners at a gala ceremony at the Marriott Marquis
Hotel in New York on Monday, June 20.

Beltone Legend can be found at more than 1,500 Beltone dispensers
throughout North America. To find a location near you, please visit: www.beltone.com

About Beltone

Founded in 1940, Chicago-based Beltone is part of the GN Hearing Care
Group, utilizing advanced technology to produce hearing aid instruments
sold in the United States, Canada and over 50 countries worldwide. In
addition to providing outstanding service and support for its U.S.
hearing care network operating in over 1,500 offices in North America,
Beltone remains the most trusted brand for quality products and care
among its patients and adults aged 50 and older. Visit Beltone at www.beltone.com.

Beltone Legend is compatible with iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6
Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2,
iPad Air, iPad (4th generation), iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2,
iPad mini and iPod touch (5th generation) using iOS 7.X or later. Apple,
the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad, iPad Air, iPad mini, iPod touch, iPad Pro,
FaceTime and Live Listen are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the
U.S. and other countries.

About the Stevie Awards:

The Stevie® Awards were created in 2002 to honor and generate
public recognition for the achievements and positive contributions of
organizations and working professionals worldwide. More than 3,400
nominations were reviewed in the judging process this year by more than
250 professionals, whose average scores determined the winners. Find The
Stevie Awards Online at http://stevieawards.com/aba

Contacts

Beltone
Barbara VanSomeren, 847-832-3300
vansomerenb@beltone.com
or
John
Procter, 703-587-9967
jprocter@mcbeestrategic.com

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