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Behind-the-Ear (BTE) Transistor Hearing Aids

Bosch (Lehr/Omnitone) Star 5e  Behind-the-Ear Hearing Aid

This Bosch Star 5e was manufactured by Robert Bosch Elektronik GmbH of Berlin Germany in 1967. It was distributed in the USA by Lehr Instrument Corp of New York, NY under the trade name of Omnitone.

This hearing aid was 9/16" wide by ⅜" thick (1.5 x 0.9 cm).

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Rear view of the Bosch Star 5e BTE hearing aid showing the volume control (mid-right) and the O - off, T - t-coil  and M - microphone switch (shown in the M position).

 


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Bottom rear view of the Bosch Star 5e BTE hearing aid showing the swing-down battery door partially opened. This hearing aid took a No. 675 battery.

 

 

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Bottom view of the Bosch Star 5e BTE hearing aid showing the manufacturer's name (Bosch) and the word "Germany" below it.

 

 

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Front view of the Bosch Star 5e BTE hearing aid showing the (faint) model number (5E) just to the left of the battery door on the lower half of the case.

 

 

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Right side view of the Bosch Star 5e BTE hearing aid showing the serial number (6310121).

The forward-facing microphone port is on the extreme right just above the audio tube.

 

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The Bosch Star 5e BTE hearing aid in its original box. The names "Lehr" and "Omnitone" on the box would cause confusion if you didn't know this aid was distributed by Lehr under the Omnitone trade name.


 

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Outside view of the original box in which the Bosch Star 5e BTE hearing aid came.
 

 

 


 

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