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Body Type Transistor Hearing Aids

Zenith "Heritage" Transistor (Body) Hearing Aid

The Zenith "Heritage" transistor hearing aid was manufactured by the Hearing Aid Division of the Zenith Radio Corp. in 1959. It was an 8-transistor aid.

The Zenith "Heritage" measured 2˝" x 1⅝" x 9/16" thick, and weighed 3 oz. with battery. The case had a gold-colored metal front and a tan plastic back.

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Top view of the Zenith "Heritage" showing the 1-7 volume control/on-off switch (top left) and the 3 position "M" (microphone), "B" (both microphone and t-coil at the same time) and "T" (t-coil) switch (right).

The square microphone grill is in the center.
 

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The left side of the Zenith "Heritage" showing the 3-pin receiver cord jack (center).

 

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The right side of the Zenith "Heritage" showing the 4-position mode (tone?) slide switch (center). The positions are labeled "O", "L", "W" and "H".

 

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Bottom view of the Zenith "Heritage" hearing aid showing how the battery door opened from the bottom left corner of the case.

The Heritage took an "N" size 1.4 volt No. 401 mercury battery.

 

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Bottom view of the Zenith "Heritage" hearing aid showing the plastic battery door with the words "Zenith Heritage" stamped into it.

 

 

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Rear view of the Zenith "Heritage" hearing aid showing the wide pocket clip.

 

 

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