Hugh Hetherington Hearing Aid Museum
Hugh Hetherington Hearing Aid Museum

The Hearing Aid Museum

Hearing Aids of all types—Ear Trumpets, Carbon Hearing Aids, Vacuum Tube Hearing Aids, Transistor Hearing Aids, Body Hearing Aids, Eyeglass Hearing Aids and much more!

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Miscellaneous Items

Antique Hearing Devices by Elisabeth Bennion (1st edition—new) (1994)

Antique Hearing Devices is one of the classic books on collecting and identifying antique acoustic (non-electric) hearing aids. One antique dealer called this book the "Holy Grail" on antique hearing devices. It is profusely illustrated throughout with pictures (B & W) on almost every page. If you collect antique hearing aids, this book will be invaluable in helping you research and identify the acoustic hearing devices in your collection.

The copy of the book in the museum (shown at the right) is the very last new unsold copy of the final print run. This book is now permanently out of print.

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A partial list of the chapters in Antique Hearing Devices includes:
  • Background history
  • Hearing aids
  • Trumpets
  • Conversation tubes and variants
  • Concealed or camouflaged receptors
  • Devices to increase the natural mechanism
  • Bone-conduction devices

Here's a few of the many trumpets, conversation tubes, London domes and other acoustic devices contained in "Antique Hearing Devices".

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