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Body Type Transistor Hearing Aids

Zenith "Regent" Transistor (Body) Hearing Aid

The Zenith "Regent" transistor hearing aid was manufactured by the Hearing Aid Division of the Zenith Radio Corp. beginning in November 1955. It was a 5-transistor aid with a push-pull (PP) amplifier.

Its gold-colored anodized aluminum case measured 3¼" x 2¾" x ⅝" thick, and weighed a total of 3 oz. with batteries.

 

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Top view of the Zenith "Regent" showing the 4-position "H" (high), "M" (mid), "L" (low) and "F" (full)  tone control (left) and the on-off/1-7 position volume control (right).

Note that the Zenith "Regent" had yellow letters/numbers on black-colored controls.
 

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Bottom view of the Zenith "Regent" showing the receiver cord jack (bottom center).

 

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Rear view of the Zenith "Regent" showing the various inscriptions. The top left reads "VOLUME" and the top right "TONE". The upper center has the words "Zenith", "REGENT" and "the royalty of hearing".

At the very bottom is the serial number.

 

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Rear view of the Zenith "Regent" showing the battery compartment. It took two 1.4 volt size "N" No. 401 mercury batteries.

 

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Comparison of the original Zenith "Regent" (left) and the "Regent" [Mod II] (right).

Notice the difference between the size of the microphone grills on these two sub-models; also the placement and size of the Zenith name. The pocket clip is also slightly different in shape.

 

 

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