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Body Type Transistor Hearing Aids

Deutsche Akustik "King" Transistor (Body) Hearing Aid

The Deutsche Akustik "King" 4-transistor body-style hearing aid was manufactured in Berlin, Germany in 1957.

The gold-colored anodized metal case was 2⅞" x 2¼" x ¾" and weighed 3½ oz. without the battery.

The microphone grill was on the front to each side of the pocket clip.

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The on-off volume control was on the top (right), and tone control (4 positions) was on the left. The receiver cord jack is in the middle.


 

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The Deutsche Akustik "King" hearing aid showing the receiver cord plugged into the jack. Notice that the red dot on the plug lines up with the red dot on the aid itself.

 

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The back of the Deutsche Akustik "King" body aid showing the battery compartment. The cover just slides off to the bottom revealing the unusual wooden battery holder.

 

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The original bill of sale for the Deutsche Akustik "King" in 1957. Back then it cost 44 French Francs.

 

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The front page of the instructions that came with the Deutsche Akustik "King" hearing aid (in German).

 

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The reverse side of the page of the instructions that came with the Deutsche Akustik "King" hearing aid (in German).

 


 

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