Other On-line Hearing Aid Museums
are a few other good hearing aid museums besides The Hearing Aid Museum. Here are the links to some of them.
The Kenneth W.
Berger Hearing Aid Museum and Archives is housed at Kent State
University, Ohio, USA.
Disguise is housed in the Bernard Becker Medical Library at the
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Also check
out their small, but unique,
hearing aid museum where you can view in 3D (at just about any angle or
size) 20 different old hearing aids. Very impressive!
is a collection of acoustic hearing aids by Myk Briggs in the UK. He also has a
good section on "Fakes" and other acoustic hearing aid collections.
The Rosalind N. and David Myers Hearing Aid Collection is an extensive collection of early hearing aids. It is housed in the John Q. Adams Center for the History of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery at Alexandria, Virginia, USA.
The Bakken Museum contains a collection of 111 hearing aids and related items. It is housed at "The Bakken Museum" in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Medical Antiques contains a number of non-electric hearing
aids—beautiful and rare ear trumpets and domes and related items. Click on each
item and you'll be able to see several views of each hearing aid.
One Web-page Museum Histories
Center Online has a one-page history of hearing aids.
The History of Hearing Aids – From Seashells to Mini-computers—an
article about hearing aid history by Matt Jacks (2008).
Aids to Hearing: From Julius Caesar to Julius Lempert—another article
about the history of hearing aids by Robert Weinkove (1998).
History of Hearing Aids (in Japanese) or
History of Hearing Aids (translated into English) (but realize it comes out in broken English) has a long
(as in 78 printed pages long) one-page
history of hearing aids. The pictures in this history are mostly taken
from other published sources. (Since this page has well over 200 pictures and
also needs to be translated, it takes a while to load—so be patient.)
Otorinolaringologia is in Italian. The first two-thirds of this page is
an illustrated history of hearing aids, or read a "rough" English translation
Hearing Aids—Audiology (automatically translated into "broken" English