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Behind the Ear (BTE) Transistor Hearing Aids

Zenith "Pacemaker PB" Behind-the-Ear Hearing Aid

The Zenith "Pacemaker PB" behind-the-ear hearing aid was manufactured by the hearing aid division of the Zenith Radio Corp in 1965. It contained an integrated circuit with 8 transistors.

It was about 1¾" long, ⅝" deep and ½" wide.

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Rear view of the Zenith "Pacemaker PB" behind-the-ear hearing aid showing the closed battery door, which also served as the on-off switch, (center right) and the unusual flat wheel volume control (bottom).


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Side view of the Zenith "Pacemaker PB" behind-the-ear hearing aid showing the pulled-down battery door. This hearing aid used a No. 675 battery.

 

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Bottom view of the Zenith "Pacemaker PB" behind-the-ear hearing aid showing the microphone port in the center of the bottom.

 

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Bottom left side view of the Zenith "Pacemaker PB" behind-the-ear hearing aid showing the "Zenith" name.

 

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Bottom underside view of the Zenith "Pacemaker PB" behind-the-ear hearing aid showing the model no./serial no. (PB016).

 

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View of the Zenith "Pacemaker PB" behind-the-ear hearing aid in its original box.

 

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Outside view of the original Zenith "Pacemaker PB" behind-the-ear hearing aid plain cardboard box.

 

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End view of the Zenith "Pacemaker PB" behind-the-ear hearing aid box showing the motto of this aid—"Zenith Living Sound Hearing Aids".

 

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Side view of the Zenith "Pacemaker PB" behind-the-ear hearing aid showing its size. (Each mark on the ruler is 1/16".)

 

 

 


 

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