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Body Type Transistor Hearing Aids

Lloyd (1) Transistor (Body) Hearing Aid

The Lloyd (1) transistor body hearing aid was made for Lloyds Hearing Aid of Rockford, IL in 1977. It was probably made for Lloyd's by Rion Co. Ltd. of Japan.

This hearing aid was 1 11/16" wide x 2⅞" high x 11/16" thick (4.3 x 7.3 x 1.7 cm) and weighed 1˝ oz. (44 g) without the battery.

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Top view of the Lloyd (1) transistor body hearing aid showing the 0-8 on-off/volume control (left) and the rectangular microphone grill on the right.
 

 

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Front view of the Lloyd (1) transistor body hearing aid showing the pocket clip (upper center) and below that, the Lloyd name.

 

 

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Left side view of the Lloyd (1) transistor body hearing aid showing the two-pronged receiver cord plug and jack.

 

 

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Left side view of the Lloyd (1) transistor body hearing aid showing the receiver cord plugged into the jack.
 

 

 

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Bottom view of the Lloyd (1) transistor body hearing aid showing the chrome thumb clip to press to release the battery door.

 

 

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The battery door of the Lloyd (1) transistor body hearing aid comprised the whole back of the hearing aid.

At the bottom right corner on the back of the battery compartment cover is stamped the word, "Japan".

 

 

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The Lloyd (1) transistor body hearing aid used a single standard 1˝ volt AA battery.

Access to the tone control was in the battery compartment. The 3-position tone control lever could be set for high, normal and low frequency emphasis.

Stamped into the image of the battery are the year made (77) and the serial number (70102).

 

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Rear view of the receiver of the Lloyd (1) transistor body hearing aid with the receiver cord plugged into it.
 

 

 

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The receiver of the Lloyd (1) transistor body hearing aid is shown here unplugged from the receiver cord. Note that the prongs and holes are of different sizes so you couldn't plug them in with reversed polarity.

 

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Front view of the receiver of the Lloyd (1) transistor body hearing aid. Notice that the receiver cord has the Rion name embossed on it. The receiver has the model number (42B1) at the top and the name "Rion" (bottom right), another clue that this aid was made for Lloyd's by Rion.

 

 

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