News: IHS and Beltone Announce New Membership Program

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IHS and Beltone Announce New Membership Program

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – December 7, 2023 – International Hearing Society (IHS) and Beltone announced on December 7 that they have strategically come together to offer an exclusive IHS membership program for Beltone professionals in the U.S. Starting January 1, 2024, qualified Beltone owners and their licensed staff can access and utilize the benefits of IHS membership through this program, providing them with additional tools and resources for success by and from the primary organization that serves hearing aid professionals.  

IHS is a membership association that has represented hearing aid professionals internationally for 72 years. IHS’ mission is to protect, represent, and promote the interests of hearing healthcare and hearing healthcare professionals. Empowering these hearing healthcare professionals to succeed and providing them with the tools and resources needed to excel in the hearing healthcare profession is a joint goal shared by both IHS and Beltone. This collaborative agreement coincides with new engagement efforts by the Society to help more hearing healthcare professionals help more people access quality healthcare services.  

IHS Executive Director Alissa Parady said of the new program, “IHS and Beltone share the common goal of sustaining, growing, and advocating for hearing aid professionals in their pursuit of helping more people achieve better hearing. This collaboration between our two entities marks an exciting moment for current and future hearing aid professionals, and, most importantly, consumers, as our combined efforts are growing the profession and thereby increasing accessibility to hearing healthcare. We are pleased to work with Beltone as we bring more people into the dynamic hearing aid specialist field and support the advancement of current practitioners.” 

Beltone is an established leader in the hearing healthcare industry, known for its innovative and high-quality hearing solutions. With a legacy dating back to 1940, Beltone has consistently focused on improving the lives of individuals with hearing loss. The company offers a wide range of advanced hearing aids, accompanied by cutting-edge technology and personalized services to cater to the unique needs of each customer. Beltone's commitment to excellence and its network of hearing care professionals make it a trusted choice for those seeking effective hearing solutions.  

President of Beltone North America, David Molella, explained "Through a longstanding partnership, Beltone and IHS have fostered a strong bond. This new collaboration perfectly complements our Beltone professionals' unwavering commitment to enhancing people's hearing experiences. By becoming members of IHS, Beltone hearing healthcare providers can further elevate their competitive advantage in delivering top-notch care, while aligning with the esteemed standards upheld by their international association." 

For those interested in joining Beltone’s network of independent owners to take advantage of this exclusive IHS membership program for Beltone professionals, please visit  

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Lauren Dickerson 
Public Relations Specialist 

Sandra den Boer
Editorial, PR, and Sales Director
International Hearing Society
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About Beltone 
Beltone has been a trusted leader in the hearing care industry for over 80 years, providing reliable, affordable, and advanced hearing aids. With approximately 1,500 locations nationwide, our local offices provide personalized service, and our hearing care professionals receive extensive training to provide the best care. As part of the GN Group, Beltone focuses on the needs of our patients through innovative hearing technologies and our “Right Beside You” promise. Visit us at and connect with us on LinkedIn

About the International Hearing Society  

The International Hearing Society (IHS) is a membership association that represents hearing healthcare professionals worldwide, including hearing aid specialists. IHS members are engaged in the practice of performing hearing assessments, selecting, fitting, and dispensing hearing instruments, counseling patients, and providing aftercare services. Founded in 1951, IHS protects, represents, and promotes the interests of hearing healthcare and hearing healthcare professionals. For more information visit