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Behind the Ear (BTE) Transistor Hearing Aids

Beltone "Lyric" Behind-the-Ear Hearing Aid

The Beltone "Lyric" behind-the-ear hearing aid was produced by the Beltone Electronics Corp. of Chicago, IL in 1984.

The forward-facing microphone port is in the clear plastic above the ear hook. The "Lyric" could be fitted with an optional directional microphone.

The adjusting screw (underside center) if for setting the power output. It is labeled "SSPL" and ranges  from 95 to 120 dB.

The words "Beltone" and "Lyric" are molded into the side of the case (right).

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Rear view of the Beltone "Lyric" showing the volume control (center). The tone control (set by screwdriver) is immediately below the volume control.

 

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Side view of the Beltone "Lyric" showing the battery door which swung out from the bottom. This hearing aid used a No. 13 battery. The battery door acted as the on-off switch.

 

 

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View of the Beltone "Lyric" showing its size.

 

 


 

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