The hearing aids are in numerical sequence and the following is a description of each aid on display.  Miniature ear trumpet with metal strainer, made of brass, manufacturer unknown, England, circa 1850.  Dome shaped ear trumpet with large strainer type collector, manufacturer unknown, England, circa 1850.  Dome shaped metal ear trumpets with large strainer type collector, manufacturer unknown, England, circa 1850.

  1. Ear trumpet made of metal, model Otophone, manufactured by E.B. Meyrowitz, France, 1887.
  2. Telescopic ear trumpet made of plastic, extends to 15 1/4 inches, collapses to 9 inches, manufacturer unknown, England, circa 1880.
  3. Aurolese phones of tortoise shell on adjustable headband with ear tips, manufactured by F.C. Rein & Son, England, circa 1865.
  4. Silverplate ear trumpet elaborately etched with open filigree bottom, manufactured by F.C. Rein & Son, England, circa 1865.
  5. London dome type ear trumpet made of metal with rubber ear tips, England, manufacturer unknown, circa 1850.(donated by Stella Bloom).
  6. Elaborately etched silverplate ear trumpet, manufactured by F.C. Rein & Son, England, circa 1865.
  7. Tortoise shell ear trumpet with filigree, manufactured by Drapier, France, circa 1850ís.
  8. Super-Ear, single ear unit made of metal and plastic with metal headband and rubberized ear piece, manufactured by American Ear Phone, U.S.A., circa 1925. Recommended "apply to best ear".
  9. Tortoise shell telescopic ear trumpet extends to 11 inches, collapses to 7 1/2 inches, manufactured by E.B. Meyrowitz,U.S.A., circa 1870ís.
  10. Ear trumpet, made of metal and covered in silk, manufacturer unknown, circa 19th century. (Restored)
  11. Tortoise shell telescopic ear trumpet, manufactured by Drapier, France, circa 1850ís.
  12. Swan style ear trumpet of black painted metal, manufacturer unknown, England, circa 1850ís.
  13. Dome shaped ear trumpet, brass covered with leather, with rubberized ear tip, manufacturer and country of origin unknown, circa 18th century.
  14. Double ear trumpets made of metal with elaborate filigree bottoms, manufactured by F.C. Rein, England, circa 1865.
  15. Aurolese phone, monaural hearing device with headband and ear piece of metal and covered with brown cloth, manufactured by F.C. Rein & Son, England, circa 1850ís.
  16. Tortoise shell ear trumpet with leaf design, manufacturer unknown, France, circa 1880ís.
  17. Ear trumpet, non-collapsible, made of metal, manufacturer unknown, circa 19th century.
  18. Collapsible ear trumpet made of metal, extends to 11 1/2 inches, collapses to 8 1/4 inches, manufactured by General Acoustics, England, circa 1870.
  19. Audioscope, manufactured by American Earphone Co., U.S.A., circa 1900ís.
  20. Double ear pearlized trumpets attached to an adjustable headband, manufactured by F.C. Rein, England, circa 1865.
  21. Ear trumpet, 2 1/2 inches long of copper with gilt, ivory ear tip, manufactured by F.C. Rein, England, circa 1865.
  22. Speaking tube of bakelite and silk thread, 50 inches long, manufactured by F.C. Rein, England, circa 1865. The speaking tube is still used in certain situations today.
  23. Speaking tube, brown fabric hose, brown vulcanite ear and mouth piece, manufactured by Audioclare, U.S.A., circa 1899.
  24. Otophone, metal with headband, manufactured by E.B. Meyrowitz, U.S.A., circa 1880ís
  25. Otophone made of black vulcanite, manufactured by E.B. Meyrowitz, U.S.A., circa 1880ís.
  26. Otophone, made of black vulcanite, manufactured by E.B. Meyrowitz, U.S.A., circa 1880ís.
  27. Hearing aid with 3 microphones, made of black bakelite, manufactured by Oravox, England, circa 1918-1940.
  28. Polyphone, shaped and sculpted like a walnut, of silverstone metal, patented by Dr. F.M. Blodgett, U.S.A., circa 1910.
  29. Audi-ear of yellowish plastic, manufactured by American Ear Phone Co. Inc., U.S.A., circa 1925.
  30. Fabricated leather case contains Acousticon carbon microphone, receiver, cord, ear piece and batteries, manufactured by Dictagraph Products, U.S.A., circa 1903-1908.
  31. Ardente Acoustique carbon type hearing aid with earphone and battery which fit into tortoise shell case with carry handle, manufactured by R.H. Dents, England, circa 1922.
  32. Body hearing aid, manufactured by Sonotone Corporation, U.S.A., circa 1940-50.
  33. Body hearing aid, model #125 bone conduction, of black plastic, manufactured by Western Electric, U.S.A., circa 1941.
  34. Body hearing aid of white plastic, manufactured by Beltone Corporation, U.S.A., circa 1944.
  35. Body hearing aid, black plastic with white pearlized decorative disc, manufactured by Sonotone Corporation, U.S.A., circa 1930.
  36. Battery powered hearing aid, manufactured by Western Electric, U.S.A., circa 1924.
  37. Vacuum tube hearing aid of black plastic, manufactured by Cambridge Instrument Co., Inc., circa 1940.
  38. Battery powered bone conduction hearing aid, manufactured by Sonotone Corporation, U.S.A., circa 1932.
  39. Handphone hearing device made of metal and covered with leather, manufacturer unknown, circa 1917.
  40. Body hearing aid model 1550, made of plastic, manufactured by Telex, U.S.A., circa 1940.
  41. Body hearing aid, bone conduction, model A45, made of plastic, manufactured by Acousticon, U.S.A., circa 1920ís.
  42. Body hearing aid of brown bakelite, with book instructions, manufactured by Sonotone Corporation, U.S.A., circa 1931.
  43. Body hearing aid, of beige plastic, model Harmony, manufactured by Beltone Corporation, U.S.A., circa 1946.
  44. Hearing aid in hair piece, Jill Hadfield Wig Box.
  45. Body hearing aid, model Mercury, made of metal with blue jewel on front for decoration, manufactured by Micronic, U.S.A., circa 1940-50ís.
  46. First transistor hearing aid manufactured by Zenith Corporation, U.S.A., circa 1950. Transistors reduced the size and weight of hearing aids. Pearl necklace is an example of jewelry used to disguise the hearing aid cord.
  47. Body hearing aid of goldtone metal, model Crusader, manufactured by Zenith Corporation, U.S.A., circa 1955.
  48. Body hearing aid made of metal, model 50X, manufactured by Zenith Corporation, U.S.A., circa 1960ís.
  49. Body hearing aid model 75, manufactured by Zenith Corporation, U.S.A., circa 1950. Women frequently disguised cord, which went from ear receiver to body hearing aid in a necklace.
  50. Eyeglass hearing aids, binaural, model stereo 960, manufactured by Radio Ear, U.S.A., circa 1960ís.
  51. Eyeglass hearing aid with bone conduction ear pieces, manufactured by Acousticon, U.S.A., circa 1960ís.
  52. Eyeglass hearing aid, manufactured by Beltone, U.S.A., circa 1960ís.
  53. Sterling silver body hearing aid, model Classic, manufactured by Microtone, U.S.A., circa 1940-1950. Hearing aid cord embedded in rhinestone necklace.
  54. Body hearing aid with cord and receiver, could fit into a pocket, manufactured by Sonotone Corporation, U.S.A., circa 1950ís.
  55. Body hearing aid made of etched metal, manufactured by Western Electric, U.S.A., circa 1920.
  56. Body hearing aid, model 966, manufactured by Sonotone Corporation, U.S.A., circa 1950.
  57. Bone conduction hearing aid, first wholly on the head unit, manufactured by Acousticon, U.S.A., circa 1947.
  58. First digital hearing aid, the Phoenix, manufactured by Nicolet, U.S.A., circa 1985, the forerunner of programmable hearing aids.

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