Beltone Imagine 63-DRWC

Beltone Imagine Hearing Aids

Models, Reviews, Prices, and Videos

4 stars stars

4.2 stars from 44 reviews

About Beltone Imagine

Imagine is the latest flagship product from Beltone, the nation's largest hearing care retailer. In many ways, Imagine is an upgrade from Beltone's previous receiver-in-canal flagship, Beltone Amaze. Like Amaze, Imagine offers wireless audio streaming for iOS and Android devices (via MFi and ASHA), hands-free calling, and remote programming support. But, Imagine offers a number of key upgrades when compared to Amaze, such as a brand new speaker design that places a microphone in the ear canal. Beltone claims that this "innovative" new technology eliminates "unnatural sound" and delivers "superior sound quality."

Designed for people with mild-to-severe hearing loss, Imagine provides the same sound quality and technology as the ReSound One, a state-of-the-art hearing aid developed by Beltone’s parent company, GN Hearing. While the technology may be the same, the main differentiator is the service offered by Beltone; when you purchase from Beltone, you receive lifetime support at any one of its 1,500 North American Clinics. 

Key Features

  • Made-For-iPhone (MFi)

  • Android streaming via ASHA

  • Hands-free calling via the Beltone PhoneLink 2

  • Smartphone app control

  • Remote programming support

  • Microphone in ear (New)

  • IP68 Rating (New)

  • Beamforming directionality (New)

Microphone in ear design

Parent company GN Hearing has launched Microphone & Receiver-In-Ear (M&RIE) simultaneously in both ReSound and Beltone products. M&RIE (pronounced Marie) is essentially the inclusion of a microphone on the speaker unit that sits deep inside the ear canal. The microphone is directed toward the outside of the ear, and picks up sound that enters the ear naturally, so that the hearing aid can understand the natural resonance of the ear (and ear canal). In theory, this means the hearing aid can more naturally reproduce the natural sound of the wearer's ear.

A recent press release from Beltone described the benefits of the new M&RIE system:

M&RIE provides a naturally immersive hearing experience with greater depth and sound localization while significantly reducing wind noise. The most immediate way people will notice the breakthrough is the sound of their own voice."

Ultra Focus and CrossLink Directionality 3

The other brand new feature in Imagine is binaural beamforming directionality, which uses microphones from both hearing aids to create a hyperdirectional microphone array. This is thanks to the new chip platform that enables ear-to-ear wireless streaming between hearing aids. Beltone states that CrossLink Directionality 3 uses a new binaural connection to create a stronger, more focused beam for sounds in front of the listener. Compared to traditional directionality it provides up to 2 dB better signal-to-noise ratio".

Smartphone connectivity

Beltone was among the first to offer Made-for-iPhone connectivity, and Imagine hearing aids deliver wireless streaming of audio to hearing aids from Android smartphones as well. Beltone’s parent, GN Hearing, collaborated with Google, and Cochlear Ltd. to introduce the first direct Android streaming to hearing aids and hearing implants using Bluetooth Low Energy wireless technology.

With nearly 80% of the world’s mobile users relying on Android phones and devices, delivering on the promise of the new Android Streaming for Hearing Aids (ASHA) protocol provides wireless smartphone hearing aid connectivity to a broader potential customer base than ever before.

Wireless accessories and apps

Imagine hearing aids also work with Beltone’s 2.4 GHz Direct Line wireless accessories, including remote microphones, audio streaming devices for phones and TV’s, and handheld remote controllers.

Imagine hearing aids also work with Beltone’s smartphone apps. The HearMax app provides remote control capabilities, management of smartphone and 2.4 GHz streaming accessories, and remote support from your audiologist. The HearPlus app provides simple remote control of the hearing aids. And the Smart Remote app can be used with the Direct Line wireless accessories to manage audio streaming from the TV, phone and music players.

Rechargeability 

The new Imagine 63 DRWC hearing aids come with an integrated lithium-ion rechargeable battery. A charging station supplies an overnight charge to the hearing aids to provide all-day power. A premium charger is also available, which offers an additional "three full charges" while on the go. Both chargers are equipped with LED indicator lights to show the charging status of the hearing aids. The premium charger includes additional LED indicator lights to show the charging status of the charger itself. Imagine 63 and 64 DRW models are powered by disposable zinc-air batteries 

Colors

The Imagine family comes in eight colors to match patients’ skin and hair tones. Colors include Sparkling Silver, Champagne, Gold, Bronze, Warm Grey, Graphite, Espresso Brown, and Deep Black. The standard and premium chargers are not offered in a variety of color options. Both are a shade of grey.

Beltone Imagine Model Comparison

Model details listed above may be incomplete or inaccurate. For full specifications please refer to product specifications published by the original equipment manufacturer. To suggest a correction to the details listed, please email info@hearingtracker.com.

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Beltone Imagine Technology Levels

Beltone Imagine 9 Beltone Imagine 17
Rating
53%

3 reviews

85%

14 reviews

Adjustment Bands
Number of adjustment bands
14 17
CrossLink Directionality 3
Environmental Programs 4 4
Feedback Eraser 2
Impulse Noise Reduction 2 settings 3 settings
Silencer 2 settings 3 settings
Smart Gain
Version
Basic Pro
Sound Cleaner Pro
Version
3 settings 5 settings
Synchronized Satisfy
Synchronized Speech Spotter
Speech Spotter Version
Pro Pro
Tinnitus Breaker Pro
Ultra Focus
Wind Noise Reduction 2 settings 3 settings

Technology specifications listed above may be incomplete or inaccurate. For full specifications please refer to product specifications published by the original equipment manufacturer. To suggest a correction to the details listed, please email info@hearingtracker.com.

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Beltone Imagine Accessories

Beltone Phone Link 2

Beltone Phone Link 2

Functions

Compatible Aids

  • Imagine 63-DRWC
  • Imagine 63-DRW
  • Imagine 64-DRW

HearMax app

HearMax app

Functions

Compatible Aids

  • Imagine 63-DRWC
  • Imagine 63-DRW
  • Imagine 64-DRW

myPAL Micro

myPAL Micro

Functions

  • Remote Control
  • Remote Microphone

Compatible Aids

  • Imagine 63-DRWC
  • Imagine 63-DRW
  • Imagine 64-DRW

myPAL Pro

myPAL Pro

Functions

Compatible Aids

  • Imagine 63-DRWC
  • Imagine 63-DRW
  • Imagine 64-DRW

Premium Charger

Premium Charger

Functions

  • Battery Charger

Compatible Aids

  • Imagine 63-DRWC

Remote Control 2

Remote Control 2

Functions

  • Remote Control

Compatible Aids

  • Imagine 63-DRWC
  • Imagine 63-DRW
  • Imagine 64-DRW

Standard Charger

Standard Charger

Functions

  • Battery Charger

Compatible Aids

  • Imagine 63-DRWC

TV Link 2

TV Link 2

Functions

Compatible Aids

  • Imagine 63-DRWC
  • Imagine 63-DRW
  • Imagine 64-DRW

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Beltone Imagine Videos

Beltone Imagine Video 19 August 2020

Beltone Imagine - a truly tailored hearing solution

Introducing the world’s first truly tailored hearing experience, made possible by M&RIE. Beltone Imagine is the newest hearing aid that tailors...

Beltone Imagine Video 19 August 2020

Beltone Imagine - Tailored design

The Beltone Imagine hearing solution was created with your needs in mind. The modern styling of our brand-new design has just one touchpoint on...

Beltone Imagine Video 19 August 2020

Beltone Imagine - Tailored Connectivity

Want to stream music, phone calls, GPS directions, podcasts, audio books directly to your hearing aids in crystal clear audio? The all-new Beltone...

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Beltone Imagine Reviews

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Overall Ratings

Hearing Tracker uses a ten-question survey to assess consumer feedback on hearing aids. The percentage bars below reflect the average ratings provided per question, averaged across all hearing aids belonging to this family of devices.
Note: Original answers provided in star rating format.

Benefit in Quiet
No data available
86%
Benefit in Noise
No data available
68%
Benefit on the Phone
No data available
70%
Clear and Natural
No data available
88%
Music Improvement
No data available
85%
Physical Comfort
No data available
86%
Reliability
No data available
68%
Feedback
No data available
70%
Hearing Improvement
No data available
88%
Value
No data available
85%
Member
Member 22 November 2021
1 star stars
Beltone Imagine 17 Beltone Imagine 63-DRWC

My wife has had these Imagine 17 hearing aids for a couple months and cannot stop them from feedback squealing. Been to the Beltone place of purchase several times but still have the squealing problem. (its a 150 mile round trip to the place of purchase so we can't go often and have to deal with the noise which will eventually drive us crazy!!!!!) Not worth the $7300.00 price tag. Do yourself a favor and purchase another brand!! Update:::: They are set up where pressing the right button raises the volume and the left button lowers the volume, well the right volume up now doesn't work anymore, not surprised.

Skip Gundlach
Skip Gundlach 04 November 2021
5 stars stars
Beltone Imagine 17 Beltone Imagine 63-DRWC

Early days so far (installed yesterday) but:

The sole reason for my upgrade was to be able to understand my wife.  So far, it's an improvement, but not conclusive, as there are still words or sentences that are not crisp.

As well, despite their having been initially set for only 90% of the indicated (by audiogram) volume level, not only are they painfully loud, but if I have my ear near any flat surface, I get feedback.  (I have the solid nipple type of ear interface; not tulip, not open-frame.)  Turning them down by two clicks' worth cures both of those issues, but then reduces the spoken sounds as well (see above).  Other sounds are crisp and audible where in the past I most likely would not have heard them.

I'm going to be trying (direct comparison in the evaluation period) some Signia (perhaps two, but for sure the 7s; maybe also the 3) aids, as well.  Look for my review/s in a day or two.

The Beltones, after a $1000 trade-in (what happens if I return these?  Do I get my old ones back??), and a $2000 "special discount" and a "free" charger (how does this work if there's no charger???), they were $4990.   The two, after insurance credits, from Signia, will be $3100 or $3500.  If I find the Signias (either one) superior or comparable, these are going back.

But so far it's a notable improvement over my prior aids.

Anonymous
Anonymous 29 October 2021
5 stars stars

The convenience of the appointment ,the friendliness of everyone and the whole experience which at my age had never been done was awesome

Member
Member 25 April 2021
1 star stars
Beltone Imagine 63-DRWC

After about a day or so they always turn off the rear microphones. They always sound like I have ear plugs in my ears. I can hear my self talk and is annoying. I don’t even wear them anymore. Waste of 8k. 

Anonymous
Anonymous 23 April 2021
5 stars stars
Beltone Imagine 63-DRWC

I hear so much better. Very crisp    Easy to charge.  No more batteries    My hearing is so much better no.  

Service had been outstanding

Anonymous
Anonymous 25 March 2021
5 stars stars
Beltone Imagine 17 Beltone Imagine 63-DRWC

They are so comfortable that sometimes I forget that they are in my ear. I like to take calls using the hearing aids to listen. Also listening to music is very good. 

Anonymous
Anonymous 24 March 2021
5 stars stars

I was so excited to get these after I tried them on, I felt so blessed.  I have never had anything so wonderful.

Beltone

This is so great to hear!  We're glad you're happy.

Anonymous
Anonymous 23 March 2021
3 stars stars
Beltone Imagine 17

I wanted to be able to hear everything.  Not the case.

Anonymous
Anonymous 22 March 2021
4 stars stars
Beltone Imagine 63-DRW

They work fine for me. I'm hearing good but sometime don't put them on when I am around the house. bad habit.  thanks

Anonymous
Anonymous 22 March 2021
5 stars stars
Beltone Imagine 9 Beltone Imagine 63-DRWC

I like the hearing aids and the service I am getting.  Top notch!

Anonymous
Anonymous 22 March 2021
5 stars stars
Beltone Imagine 17 Beltone Imagine 63-DRWC

Comfortable. Clarity. No batteries. ....

Anonymous
Anonymous 22 March 2021
5 stars stars
Beltone Imagine 63-DRWC

So far I like everything about it and I have had no problems.

Anonymous
Anonymous 20 March 2021
4 stars stars

Don't know enough yet about the Beltone app.

Anonymous
Anonymous 19 March 2021
3 stars stars

I really dislike the shape of them. They do not sit right on my ears  my glasses do not fit well with them either. I hear good this is not a problem. The hearing aid needs to be able to stay on the ear comfortably. It is not shaped right.  I paid a lot of money for them, I am very unhappy , that I purchased them.  Some times the right one comes off my ear when I bed down to pick something up.

Anonymous
Anonymous 19 March 2021
4 stars stars
Beltone Imagine 63-DRWC

Very hard to get in ears and I am afraid I might lose them. They are better than the old pair I have. 

Anonymous
Anonymous 19 March 2021
4 stars stars
Beltone Imagine 17 Beltone Imagine 63-DRWC

They help me hear better. The only problem I have been having is that they won't stay connected to my phone. I have to keep turning my phone off in order for them to reconnect again. 

Anonymous
Anonymous 19 March 2021
4 stars stars

This is my second set of Beltone hearing aids. Very little difference between them.

Co-one
Co-one 18 March 2021
2 stars stars
Beltone Imagine 9

Mine do nothing but squeal they cut on it off and make a lot of weird the different sounds

Anonymous
Anonymous 18 March 2021
3 stars stars
Beltone Imagine 63-DRWC

I recently upgraded my phone for a Samsung galaxy s10+ to a Samsung galaxy s21 ultra and have not been able to use my hearing aids at all except for being able to turn them up and down on the volume and switch between programs. I am using Hearmax  app on the playstore.  I can't receive calls or even stream audio thru my hearing aids.  I know it is probably a Samsung thing but very frustrating.  Please let me know when the new version is available on the playstore that works with my hearing aids.

Beltone

We're glad you like the hearing aids, and want to help you get and stay connected to your Android device.  We have a new HearMax Android guide on our website that might help.  We also have a step by step learning session, called Great Start, that can show you how to do this.  We're available at 1-800-BELTONE.

Anonymous
Anonymous 18 March 2021
5 stars stars
Beltone Imagine 63-DRWC

Much easier to charge.  Holds charge much longer.  Easy to put on.

Anonymous
Anonymous 18 March 2021
5 stars stars
Beltone Imagine 63-DRWC

They are easier to put I and my hearing is much better.

Anonymous
Anonymous 18 March 2021
3 stars stars
Beltone Imagine 63-DRWC

They don't fit right. Have to keep pushing them in to help me hear better.

Beltone

We have a learning guide for your new hearing aids available in the Great Start program.  Have you reviewed it?  We want you to have the best experience possible.  If this doesn't help, please give us a call at 1-800-BELTONE.

Emilie B
Emilie B 18 March 2021
5 stars stars
Beltone Imagine 17 Beltone Imagine 63-DRWC

I like that it is the latest technology in hearing aids, microphone and receiver in the ear.  Also no batteries, and pairs with my phone.

Anonymous
Anonymous 18 March 2021
5 stars stars
Beltone Imagine 63-DRWC

The best hearing aid I have had.  I occasionally have a problem with the Hear Max app.

Anonymous
Anonymous 18 March 2021
4 stars stars
Beltone Imagine 63-DRWC

I am having trouble getting the volume correct.  There is a lot of feedback noise on my left side.  It is difficult for me to understand people and they can be 4 feet from me.    When we increased the volume, then if I come across a loud unexpected sound...the spike in loudness was unnerving.  I thought this model was suppose to catch this and reduce the volume...not this one.    I have another appointment 4/1 and we hope these issues will be resolved.

Beltone

This definitely shouldn't be happening, and I'm confident we can get it solved.  You have the best hearing aids on the market, in our opinion.  If the follow-up appointment didn't work, please give us a call at 1-800-BELTONE and we will help you.

Anonymous
Anonymous 18 March 2021
5 stars stars

Marissa in the Elmira Heights office gave me Wonderful service and kept me hearing the entire time your people were troubleshooting my hearing aides. She is so polite and kind.  Love Beltone and their staff!  You people take great care of your clients. Thank you, thank you. 

Bob Hauptman

Anonymous
Anonymous 18 March 2021
3 stars stars
Beltone Imagine 63-DRW

They’re not loud enough. And difficult to put in ear 

Beltone

We're sorry you're having this experience.  Just in case, we have a YouTube video that explains how to put them on.  Perhaps it can provide a tip for you that will solve this issue?  If not, we're here to help.  Give us a call at 1-800-BELTONE

Douglas C
Douglas C 18 March 2021
5 stars stars
Beltone Imagine 17 Beltone Imagine 64-DRW

No batteries

Excellent sound quality

iPhone adjustment

Daniel Villwock
Daniel Villwock 18 March 2021
2 stars stars
Beltone Imagine 17 Beltone Imagine 63-DRWC

I get a feed back (squeal) on all 4 settings when I have anything, wall- hand etc., within 1 foot of my head.

I would like to return these aids for a full or even partial refund.

I don't even use them any more. They sit in the recharging case, unused, day after day while I use my old ones for my daily life.

Made a big mistake with this purchase. 

Beltone

Daniel - We definitely don't like to hear that, and are sorry you're disappointed.  We're confident you have the best hearing aids available, and want to help you get them adjusted so you don't have these issues.  We will reach out seperately to sort this out.

Anonymous
Anonymous 18 March 2021
5 stars stars
Beltone Imagine 63-DRWC

I can understand people much better and clearer

 

 

Beltone

How wonderful that must be!  We're glad to hear it!

Anonymous
Anonymous 18 March 2021
4 stars stars

My hearing has improved with these and I like the cell phone pairing. But I think the pairing software needs improvement because I get pairing conflicts between IPhone and IPad. I am also having problems with the rubber tips and the athletic retention clips coming off, sometimes in my ear, and/or getting lost.

Anonymous
Anonymous 18 March 2021
5 stars stars
Beltone Imagine 63-DRW

They are light weight and easy to sync and/or adjust for use in different sound settings.

Anonymous
Anonymous 18 March 2021
5 stars stars
Beltone Imagine 63-DRWC

I can hear a lot better.  Sometimes there are noises that are annoying, like when my wife is washing dishes. I can hear dishes,  spoons, pots and pans that are really louder than someone talking to me. Most of my problem is understanding some people that talk in that monotone voice. 

Member
Member 18 March 2021
5 stars stars
Beltone Imagine 17

The size is larger and are difficult to keep from falling off compared to my previous  Legend17 model 63d

Imagine units are Model RIC style 63 (li-ion) Circuit Imagine 117.

Anonymous
Anonymous 18 March 2021
5 stars stars
Beltone Imagine 63-DRWC

Sometimes my hearing aides work fine and other times I have a problem connecting one or both of them to stay connected on the app.

Beltone

Have you seen our YouTube Videos on connecting to your device?  You shouldn't have this issue, and we want to help.  If the video doesn't work, please give us a call at 1-800-BELTONE and our team will walk you through it. 

Anonymous
Anonymous 18 March 2021
5 stars stars

Like the advantage of being able to charge them overnight and never changing batteries. Dislike the fact that I don’t get the humming sound in both ears when I cup my hand over my ear like I did on my old hearing aids.

Beverly  B
Beverly B 18 March 2021
4 stars stars

Hard to figure out how to use volume buttons. 

Beltone

There are two ways to do this.  One is on the hearing aid itself, and the other using our app on your mobile device.

Here is a learning guide that explains how to adjust the volume using the hearing aids

Here is a YouTube video that explains how to adjust the volume with the HearMax App

Anonymous
Anonymous 18 March 2021
5 stars stars

Great advice and testing from David in the Shawnee, OK location. I can hear so much better now and love all of the customization settings, depending on the environment. Small and unobtrusive as well. Excellent after sales follow up and advice as well.

Anonymous
Anonymous 14 February 2021
5 stars stars
Beltone Imagine 17 Beltone Imagine 63-DRWC

The M&RIE receiver technology allows for clarity and speech understanding in noise that is head and shoulders above other similar (BTE) hearing aids. 

Wish I'd have found Beltone years ago before wasting money at other providers. 

Anonymous
Anonymous 08 February 2021
5 stars stars

Very professional and timely. Staff is always friendly and helpful. 

Anonymous
Anonymous 06 February 2021
5 stars stars
Beltone Imagine 17 Beltone Imagine 63-DRWC

I was amazed with the quality of Beltone’s superb testing equipment. The best grade Hearing Aides I chose delivers fascinating results. They even downloaded the programming features to my iPhone pro max so I can control all the settings myself. Exceptional service anytime I request it. They are the BEST !! 

Member
Member 03 January 2021
1 star stars
Beltone Imagine 9 Beltone Imagine 63-DRWC

Used for 4 hours after receiving it from hearing aid center. Apparently  r hearing aid not working.. Center closed for next 4 days. So....I paid almost $7000.00 for pair. L one seems to work. Will be calling the hearing aid store 1st thing Monday morning. Not a happy customer!!!

Beltone

We're sorry to hear this.  Please reach out to us at 1-800-BELTONE if your issue was not resolved to your satisfaction.

Anonymous
Anonymous 23 October 2020
5 stars stars
Beltone Imagine 17 Beltone Imagine 63-DRWC

A very good hearing aid for the first time user, work wonderfully I never knew what I was missing until I got  the Imagine hearing aid,  now I can hear great  for the first time in many years.

Anonymous
Anonymous 19 September 2020
5 stars stars
Beltone Imagine 17 Beltone Imagine 63-DRWC

The Natural sound of these hearing aids is amazing.  The charger is very sturdy and gives great charge

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The cost is staggering for anyone on a fixed income!

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