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Eyeglass Style Transistor Hearing Aids: 1954-1990

Telex Model 962 "Accuratone" Eyeglass Hearing Aid

The Telex Model 962 "Accuratone" eyeglass hearing aid was manufactured by Telex Communications, Inc. of St. Paul, Minnesota in 1957.

It was unique in that it wasn't the usual eyeglass style, nor was it a standard BTE style. Rather, it was basically a BTE aid designed to slip over the end of a cut off temple-piece of regular eyeglasses.

This hearing aid portion was 2" x ⅝" x ½", while the tube was ⅞" long.

The microphone opening is the hole in the center of the darker brown circle (right side). The "bump" at the top is the finger-grip for the battery drawer.

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The back of the Model 962 showing the metal plate covering all the electronics. This aid has 4 transistors.

The inscription reads:

Telex, Inc.
S. Paul, Minn. USA
Pat. Pending

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The bottom of the Telex 962 showing the lever volume control. Maximum volume was with the lever to the left.

The clear plastic right angle connector on the top was to attach the ear-tip and tube to the hearing aid. This aid did not use a traditional ear mold. Instead, it used an ear-tip.


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A close-up of the tube showing the shape of the opening in which you pushed the cut-off temple-piece. The temple piece was cut off just before it curved down to go behind the person's ear.

The inside dimensions of the tube were about ⅛" x ¼" so it was made to fit a fairly thick temple-piece—relatively common in that era.

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A close-up of the Telex Model 962 showing the slide-out battery drawer. This aid used a RM-400 mercury cell.

There was no on-off switch, so you hand to pull the battery drawer out a bit to turn the aid off.


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The original box the Telex Model 962 came in.


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View of the front cover of the 16-page instruction booklet that came with this hearing aid. Click here to read this booklet.



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