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Body Type Transistor Hearing Aids

Zenith "Super R" Transistor (Body) Hearing Aid

The Zenith "Super R" transistor hearing aid was manufactured by the Hearing Aid Division of the Zenith Radio Corp. beginning in 1961.

The Zenith "Super R" hearing aid measured 2˝" x 1 11/16" x ⅝" thick (6.4 i 4.2 x 1.6 cm), and weighed 1.8 oz. (52 g) without battery and ear mold.

 

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Front view of the Zenith "Super R" hearing aid showing the gold-colored anodized aluminum case (shiny finish on the top half and a duller finish on the bottom half).

The microphone grill was an upside down "keystone" shape on the upper front of the hearing aid.

The lower front  contained an inset panel with the Zenith crest and below it the words "Super R" and "Zenith".

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Top view of the Zenith "Super R" hearing aid showing the 1-7 position volume control/on-off switch (top left), the 4-position A-D tone control (top right), and the 2-position "M" (microphone) and "T" (t-coil) lever (bottom right).

 

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Right side view of the Zenith "Super R" hearing aid.

 

 

 

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Left side view of the Zenith "Super R" hearing aid showing the 3-pin receiver cord jack (upper center).

 

 

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Right side view of the Zenith "Super R" hearing aid showing the receiver cord plugged into the body (lower center).

 

 

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Lower rear view of the Zenith "Super R" hearing aid showing the battery door, which opened from the bottom of the case to reveal the battery compartment.
 

 

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Lower rear view of the Zenith "Super R" hearing aid showing a battery in the battery compartment.

The Zenith "Super R" took an "N" size 1.4 volt No. 401 mercury battery.

 

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Pasted inside the lid  of the Zenith "Super R" hearing aid was a note reading: "Note: Unit designed for Mercury Type 401 Batteries. Suggest ZM-401 for best results."

 

 

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View of the upper back of the Zenith "Super R" hearing aid. "VOLUME" is inscribed in the upper left corner, and "TONE" on the right. In the middle of the upper back is inscribed "Zenith", "Super R" and "the royalty of hearing".

 

 

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View of the lower back of the Zenith "Super R" hearing aid showing the closed battery compartment door. On the door is inscribed the serial number "4900233".

 

 

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The receiver of the Zenith "Super R" hearing aid used a 3-pronged plug (shown here unplugged).

 

 

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View of the back of the receiver of the Zenith "Super R" hearing aid showing the cord plugged in.

 

 

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Side view of the hard plastic ear mold (left) snapped to the receiver of the Zenith "Super R" hearing aid.

 

 

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The ear mold and receiver of the Zenith "Super R" hearing aid shown unsnapped.

 

 

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The Zenith "Super R" hearing aid in its original case.

 

 

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View of the carrying case of the Zenith "Super R" hearing aid. The case measured 3⅞" x 3 5/16" x 1 3/16" (9.9 x 8.4 x 3.0 cm).

 

 

 

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