Earring Receiver for Vacuum Tube Hearing Aid
Throughout history, women have wanted invisible hearing aids. Thus, a
fair amount of ingenuity went into hiding the larger hearing aids of
One such invention was to hide the hearing aid receivers inside
special earrings so people would think you were wearing earrings rather
than hearing aids.
This earring receiver is from the decade of the 1940s. It worked with
a number of makes and models of vacuum tube body hearing aids available
Since people in the 1940s typically only wore one hearing aid with
one receiver (left), a matching dummy earring (right) was worn on the
This picture shows the front of the earrings, the ear mold and the
cord that plugged into the body aid.