Hearing Aids Have Come a Long Way from the Primitive Ear Trumpets of Yesteryear
Welcome to the largest on-line hearing aid museum in the world! When this web
site is completed, you will be able to browse through more than 1,300 different
hearing aids and related items that have been used down through the years. At
present there are more than 740 items on-line. There are many hundreds more still to
Read Dr. Neil's profusely illustrated article "The
Hearing Aids of Yesteryear" (in PDF format) This brief history
of hearing aids from then to now first appeared in the 100th edition
of "Signal", the journal of the Association of Hearing Instrument
Practitioners of Ontario (Winter 2014).
These hearing aids are from the private collections of Hugh
Hetherington, probably the foremost authority on old hearing aids alive today,
and Neil Bauman, owner/curator of "The Hearing Aid Museum".
To view "The Hearing Aid Museum", click on
Enter the Museum, or if you already know which category
you are interested in, click on any of the category links on the
Click here for tips on how to use this museum.
Genuine, Fake or Something Else? Don't be taken in by "ear trumpets"
that are billed as genuine hearing aids, yet are not. Can you spot fake "ear
trumpets"? Can you figure out which "ear trumpets" are true hearing aids and
which are really something else, but are billed as real hearing aids?
good you are at separating the genuine ear trumpets from the fakes.