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Behind the Ear (BTE) Transistor Hearing Aids

Phonak MAXX 211 Behind-the-Ear Hearing Aid

The Phonak MAXX 211 Behind-the-Ear Hearing Aid was manufactured by Phonak AG of Stäfa, Switzerland in 2003.

This hearing aid measured 1 7/16" long x ⅜" wide x ½" deep (3.2 x 0.9 x 1.2 cm) . It weighed 0.1 oz. (3 g) without a battery.

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Right side view of the Phonak MAXX 211 Behind-the-Ear Hearing Aid showing its "clean" shape.

 

 


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Left side view of the Phonak MAXX 211 Behind-the-Ear Hearing Aid. Like most modern hearing aids, there is no left ear or right ear model. As a result, they put the name plate on both sides near the bottom so it was always showing no matter which ear you wore it on.


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Close-up bottom side view of the Phonak MAXX 211 Behind-the-Ear Hearing Aid showing the manufacturer's name (Phonak) and below that the words "Swiss Made".

 


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Close-up view of the ear hook of the Phonak MAXX 211 Behind-the-Ear Hearing Aid. An ear mold (not shown) attached to the end of the hook (right).

 


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Close-up view of the top of the Phonak MAXX 211 Behind-the-Ear Hearing Aid showing the forward-facing microphone port with the plastic hook acting as a wind screen.

 


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Rear view of the Phonak MAXX 211 Behind-the-Ear Hearing Aid showing the volume control wheel (upper center), hidden door (center), the "O" (on-off), "T" (t-coil) and "M" (microphone) switch (lower center) shown in the "M" position and battery door "button" (bottom).


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Rear view of the Phonak MAXX 211  Behind-the-Ear Hearing Aid showing the door below the volume control swung down revealing a plug hidden there. Perhaps it was used for programming the aid.

 


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View of the underside of the Phonak MAXX 211  Behind-the-Ear Hearing Aid showing model (MAXX 211) and below that the serial number (046X12310).

To the right of the serial number are three contacts for connecting an audio shoe (or boot) to this hearing aid such as the MicroLink FM receiver.


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Lower rear view of the Phonak MAXX 211 Behind-the-Ear Hearing Aid showing the battery "button" below the switch. To open the battery door, you pushed this button in.

 


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Underside bottom view of the Phonak MAXX 211 Behind-the-Ear Hearing Aid showing the battery compartment door opened slightly as a result of pushing in the button on the other side (shown above). Now it is easy to open the battery compartment door all the way.


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Bottom view of the Phonak MAXX 211 Behind-the-Ear Hearing Aid showing the battery compartment door fully opened.

 


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Bottom view of the Phonak MAXX 211 Behind-the-Ear Hearing Aid showing the battery compartment door fully opened and with a battery in the battery compartment.

This hearing aid took a No. 13 (orange tab) zinc-air battery such as this Duracell No. 13 zinc-air battery.


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Bottom view of the Phonak MAXX 211 Behind-the-Ear Hearing Aid showing the battery compartment door closed.

 



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View of the Phonak MAXX 211 Behind-the-Ear Hearing Aid in its carrying case.


 

 

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Outside view of the attractive carrying case of the Phonak MAXX 211 Behind-the-Ear Hearing Aid.

The carrying case measured 3⅛" x 2 5/16" x 1⅛" (8.0 x 5.9 x 2.9 cm).

 

 


 

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