Maico Model BN "Claridge" Transistor (Body/Barrette) Hearing Aid
The Maico Model BN Body or Barrette-style hearing aid was manufactured by Maico Electronics, Inc. of
Minneapolis, MN in 1965. The name "Maico" was derived from the
initials of the Medical Acoustic Instrument Company.
The Model BN was a 6-transistor (push-pull amplifier) hearing aid. The front of the case was
anodized aluminum, and the back was beige-colored plastic. It measured
1¾" x 1"
x ⅜" thick. It was a later modification of the earlier Model AL aid
The top picture shows the Maico Model BN in the body aid configuration.
Notice the pocket clip on the aid and the long earpiece cord. However,
this aid could also be configured as a barrette-style aid by changing
the pocket clip to a barrette clip and using a shorter cord.