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Vacuum Tube Hearing Aids: 1921-1953

Cleartone "Regency" Vacuum Tube Hearing Aid

American Sound Products of Chicago, IL (later of Minneapolis, MN) sold hearing aids under the brand name of Cleartone between 1946 and 1967.

They produced the "Regency" model in 1949. Beginning in 1948 they would produce two models, a regular model and a deluxe model designated by a different colored dot on the back.

The Regency was no different. It came out in two sub-models. The regular model had a black dot on the back, whereas the deluxe model had a yellow dot.

The above picture shows the deluxe (yellow dot) model.

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The rear of the Cleartone Regency deluxe model showing the yellow dot (bottom center).


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Front view of the regular (black dot) Cleartone Regency model.

Both models were the same size—namely 3¾" x 2⅜" x ⅞" and both weighed 5 oz.

 

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The rear of the Cleartone Regency regular model showing the black dot (bottom center).

 

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A close-up of the top of the deluxe (yellow dot) model showing the on-off/volume control (top left), the jack for the earpiece (receiver) (top center) and the 2-position tone control (top right) shown in the "low tone" position.

 

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Close-up of regular (black dot) model. It had exactly the same controls as the deluxe (yellow dot) model.

 

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The battery compartment of the deluxe (yellow dot) model. It took a 1½ volt No. M15H "A" battery (bottom position), and a No. 412E 22½ volt "B" battery (top).

 

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View of the Cleartone Regency deluxe (yellow dot) model in its burgundy velvet case with cream colored lid.

 

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Top view of the outside of the Cleartone case.

 


 

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