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Body Type Transistor Hearing Aids

Amplivox "Magnavox" Transistor (Body) Hearing Aid

The Amplivox "Magnavox" was a 6 transistor hearing aid produced by Amplivox Ltd. of Middlesex, England in 1969.

It was wider at the top and measured 3 1/8" by 2" (top, 1⅝" bottom) by ¾". It weighed 3½ oz. without the battery.

It's stainless steel case almost covered its black plastic chassis.

This larger body-style aid had a t-coil built-in.

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Top view of the Amplivox "Magnavox" showing the "O" (on/off), "H" (high), "N" (normal) and "L" (low) tone control (left), microphone (center) and telecoil/microphone switch (right)—"M" (microphone only), "MT" (both microphone and t-coil at the same time) and "T" (telecoil only) (right).

 

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Right side view of the Amplivox "Magnavox" showing the microphone/t-coil control at the (top) left, the volume control below it and the receiver cord jack in the center.

 

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The bottom view of the Amplivox "Magnavox" showing how the bottom slides away to reveal the battery compartment.

This hearing aid used a 1½ volt 1015 battery (AA size).

There is a screw in the wall of the battery compartment that provides between 0 and 10 dB of AVC (automatic volume control).

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The Amplivox "Magnavox" shown in its original case.

 

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The top of the Amplivox "Magnavox" case.

 

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The front cover of the 16-page instruction booklet that came with the Amplivox "Magnavox". Click here to read this booklet.

 


 

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