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Body Style Transistor Hearing Aids

Acousticon Model A-245 Transistor (Body) Hearing Aid

The Acousticon Model A-245 was produced by Dictograph Products Corporation of New York, NY in 1955.

The Acousticon Model A-245 had a gold anodized aluminum case and weighed only 3¼ oz. including battery. It measured 3” by 1¾” by ¾”. It used 5 transistors in a push-pull (PP) circuit.

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Top view of the Acousticon Model A-245 showing the volume control (top right—front), the receiver cord jack (top center—back), the microphone port (small rectangular opening—midway between front and back near left side). On the top (back)  left corner is the on-off switch, while a 2-position tone control is at the top right (rear).

 

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Front view of the Acousticon Model A-245 showing the battery door opened (bottom right corner).

This hearing aid took a No. RM-12 battery (which was equivalent to an AA battery).

 

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Rear view of the Acousticon A-245. Near the top is engraved "Acousticon", "Mod. A-245", "Pats. Pending" and "Made in USA".
 

 

 

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