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Eyeglass Style Transistor Hearing Aids: 1954-1990

Beltone "Carillon" Eyeglass Hearing Aid

The Beltone "Carillon" eyeglass hearing aid was made by Beltone Electronics Corporation of Chicago, IL in 1958.

All the electronics were housed in the behind-the-ear part of the temple piece. Thus, these eyeglass hearing aids could be configured for one ear, or both ears.

The hearing aid pictured here is housed in the left temple-piece. The thick right temple-piece is a dummy made to look the same as the other side.

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View of the rear portion of the left temple piece of the Beltone "Carillon" showing the volume control (top) and the swing down battery door (lower left). This hearing aid used a No. 675 battery. The battery door acted as the on-off switch.

 

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View of the outside of the Beltone "Carillon" temple piece showing the microphone port (black hole center).

 

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View of the inside of the left temple piece of the Beltone "Carillon" showing the metal faceplate that covered the electronics. It is engraved with the words "Beltone" and "Carillon".

The sound tube connection was at the bottom (center).

 

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Front view of a black salesman's model (dummy) of the Beltone "Carillon".

 

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Rear view of a black salesman's model (dummy) of the Beltone "Carillon".

 

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Open view of a black salesman's model (dummy) of the Beltone "Carillon".

 

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The Beltone "Carillon" in its original case.

 

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Outside view of the case of the Beltone "Carillon".

 


 

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