Hugh Hetherington Hearing Aid Museum
Hugh Hetherington Hearing Aid Museum

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Ear Inserts

Ear Tubes (pink plastic)

These flesh-colored plastic ear tubes were supposedly for expanding the ear canals of people with tiny ear canals.

The manufacturer and date of manufacture is unknown, but it appears they may be from the 1940s.

These ear tubes are only ½" high and 7/16" in diameter at the bottom.

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Views of the ear tubes from the small and large ends.

Note that there was a plastic membrane in each of these ear tubes. The one on the right shows what remains of this damaged membrane. Since the membrane appears to be solid, it would act somewhat like an artificial ear drum, and at the same time keep foreign things out of the ear canal.

It is doubtful they did anything much to help existing hearing.

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The pink plastic ear tubes in their original box.


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Outside view of the box containing the pink plastic ear tubes. The box measured 1⅞" x 1¼" x ⅝".




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