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Body Type Transistor Hearing Aids

Beltone "Concerto" Transistor (Body) Hearing Aid

The Beltone "Concerto" was produced by the Beltone Electronics Corp. of Chicago, IL in 1981.

The "Concerto" measured 2½” by 1⅝” by ¾” and weighed 2 oz with the battery.

The case was tan-colored plastic with a dark brown top. Notice the name in the bottom right corner—Beltone Concerto.

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Top view of the Beltone "Concerto" showing the microphone/t-coil switch (top left). The three positions are "M" (microphone), "MT" (microphone and t-coil at the same time) and "T" (t-coil). Below it is the 9 position volume control (bottom left). In the center is the microphone grill. To the right is the on-off switch ("0" off and "+" on).

 

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Right side view of the "Concerto" showing the 3-hole receiver cord jack (left).

 

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View of the battery compartment of the Beltone "Concerto". The battery compartment door is hinged along the left side and swings out.


 

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View of the Beltone "Concerto" showing the 1½ volt No. 1015 (AA size) zinc battery in the battery compartment.

 

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Bottom view of the Beltone "Concerto" showing the power output adjustment screw (left) (0 to -15 dB), and the tone adjustment screw ("H" high to "L" low) in the center.

 


 

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