Hugh Hetherington Hearing Aid Museum
Hugh Hetherington Hearing Aid Museum

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Hearing Aids of all types—Ear Trumpets, Carbon Hearing Aids, Vacuum Tube Hearing Aids, Transistor Hearing Aids, Body Hearing Aids, Eyeglass Hearing Aids and much more!

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Hybrid Vacuum Tube/Transistor Hearing Aids

Dahlberg D-5 "Standard" Hybrid Hearing Aid

The Dahlberg D-5 "Standard" hybrid was the first hearing aid produced by Dahlberg Electronics, Inc. of Minneapolis using a transistor in its circuitry. It came out in 1953.

 The D-5 "Standard" hybrid used 2 CK549DX miniature hearing aid vacuum tubes plus one CK718 transistor for the output stage.

This hearing aid’s chrome case measured 2½" by 1¾" by ⅞" and weighed 7 oz. with batteries.

The picture at the right shows the battery compartment door open.

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The "A" battery was a 1.4 volt mercury RM-1, while the "B" battery was a 15 volt model 504E.

The "A" battery fit in the bottom left, with the "B" battery fit beside it (bottom center).



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