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Body Type Transistor Hearing Aids

Maico Model R Transistor (Body) Hearing Aid

The Maico Model R was manufactured by Maico Electronics, Inc. of Minneapolis, MN in 1954.  The name "Maico" was derived from the initials of the Medical Acoustic Instrument Company.

It was a 3-transistor hearing aid. The front of the case was stainless steel and the back plastic. It measured 2½" x 1¾" x ¾" thick.

The microphone was located on the front near the top. There are 4 little horizontal slots to let the sound in.

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Side view of the Maico Model R showing the on-off/volume control wheel (right side, center).


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The Maico Model R used a 1.4 volt number 401 mercury battery.



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