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Behind the Ear (BTE) Transistor Hearing Aids

Zenith "Ambassador" Behind-the-Ear Hearing Aid

The Zenith "Ambassador" behind-the-ear hearing aid was manufactured by the hearing aid division of the Zenith Radio Corp in 1958. It was a 3-transistor aid.

The ear mold tube connected at the top center of the aid. This was Zenith's first behind-the-ear hearing aid with the receiver built into the aid. The sound traveled down the tube to the ear mold.

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Rear view of the Zenith "Ambassador" showing the on/off switch was near the top to the right.

As a matter of interest, this hearing aid did not have a volume control.

The two slits one one each "shoulder" about 2/3 of the way down are the microphone ports.


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Side view of the Zenith "Ambassador" showing the opened battery door. This hearing aid used a No. 675 battery.

 

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View of the Zenith "Ambassador" showing its size.

 

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The Zenith "Ambassador" in its original carrying case.

 

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Top view of the carrying case for the Zenith "Ambassador".

 

 

 


 

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