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Body Type Transistor Hearing Aids

Audivox (Micronic) "All American" Transistor (Body) Hearing Aid

The Audivox (Micronic) "All American" transistor (body) hearing aid was made Micronic, a division of Audivox, Inc. of Boston, MA in 1954.

Audivox had purchased Micronic in 1951 and still used the Micronic name on some of their models such as the "All American". The "All American" was their economy model.

The "All American" measured 2 15/16" x 1 13/16" x ¾" (7.5 x 4.6 x 2.0 cm) and weighed 3.4 oz (96 g) without batteries.

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There were two versions of the Audivox (Micronic) "All American" transistor hearing aid. They were identical except for the front.

The earlier? version had two pocket clips—one on each side of the microphone grill.

The serial number began with a "L".

 

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The later? version of the Audivox (Micronic) "All American" transistor hearing aid had a single "Y"-shaped pocket clip below the microphone grill.

The serial number began with a "G".

The microphone grill formed a stylized letter "M".

 

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The earlier? version of the Audivox (Micronic) "All American" transistor hearing aid showing the inside of the battery compartment where the model "All American" and the manufacturer "Manufactured by Micronic, a division of Audivox, Inc" information is given.

 

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Rear view of the Audivox (Micronic) "All American" transistor hearing aid showing the battery compartment door opened. It swung up from the bottom.

 

 

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View of the Audivox (Micronic) "All American" transistor hearing aid battery compartment showing the two RM-1 1.4 volt mercury batteries in place.

 

 

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View of the Audivox (Micronic) "All American" transistor hearing aid battery compartment showing how the clear plastic tab (in front of left battery), when pulled up, pulls up the left battery (shown) to replace them. Otherwise it is hard to get the first battery out. Once the first one is out, the other battery readily falls out.

 

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Right side view of the Audivox (Micronic) "All American" transistor hearing aid showing the two-holed jack for the receiver cord and the plug on the end of the receiver cord.

 

 

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Right side view of the Audivox (Micronic) "All American" transistor hearing aid showing the receiver cord plugged into the body.

Note that the plug was oriented vertically so the receiver cord would not have to have a sharp bend in it.

 

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Top view of the Audivox (Micronic) "All American" transistor hearing aid showing the two-position switch (left) (function unknown) and the volume control wheel (lower right).

 

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Left side view of the Audivox (Micronic) "All American" transistor hearing aid showing the on-off/volume control wheel in the top left corner of the aid (shown in the off position).

 

 

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Rear view of the Audivox (Micronic) "All American" transistor hearing aid showing the battery door on the lower half of the back.

 

 

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Front view of the Audivox (Micronic) "All American" transistor hearing aid receiver showing the "Audivox" name on the receiver. The ear mold snaps onto the nubbin in the center.

 

 

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Close-up of the back of the Audivox (Micronic) "All American" transistor hearing aid receiver showing the design on the back. The receiver cord is plugged in (left).

 

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Side view of the Audivox (Micronic) "All American" transistor hearing aid receiver showing the receiver cord plug (left) and 2-holed jack on the bottom of the receiver.

 

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Side view of the Audivox (Micronic) "All American" transistor hearing aid receiver showing the clear plastic ear mold snapped to the receiver.

 

 

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Close-up view of the receiver and ear mold snapped apart.

 

 

 

 

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