Hearing Aids Have Come a Long Way from the Primitive Ear Trumpets of Yesteryear
Welcome to the largest on-line hearing aid museum in the world,
and indeed, probably the second largest collection of old hearing aids in the world! When this web
site is completed, you will be able to browse through more than 1,494 different
hearing aids and related items that have been used down through the years. At
present there are about 825 items on-line. Many hundreds more will be added
in the future as time permits.
These hearing aids are from the private collections of Hugh
Hetherington and Neil Bauman, two of the foremost authorities on old hearing
aids alive today. Neil is also the owner/curator of "The Hearing Aid Museum".
Read Dr. Neil's profusely illustrated article "The
Hearing Aids of Yesteryear" (in PDF format) This brief history
of hearing aids from then to now first appeared in the 100th edition
of "Signal", the journal of the Association of Hearing Instrument
Practitioners of Ontario (Winter 2014).
|Read Dr. Neil's profusely illustrated article "London
Domes (London Hearing Horns" (in PDF format) This article
gives the history of London Domes and shows the variety and beauty
in some of these "hearing aids" of bygone years.
To view "The Hearing Aid Museum", click on
Enter the Museum, or if you already know which category
you are interested in, click on any of the category links on the
Click here for tips on how to use this museum.
Genuine, Fake or Something Else? Don't be taken in by "ear trumpets"
that are billed as genuine hearing aids, yet are not. Can you spot fake "ear
trumpets"? Can you figure out which "ear trumpets" are true hearing aids and
which are really something else, but are billed as real hearing aids?
good you are at separating the genuine ear trumpets from the fakes.