Hugh Hetherington Hearing Aid Museum
Hugh Hetherington Hearing Aid Museum

The Hearing Aid Museum

Hearing Aids of all types—Ear Trumpets, Carbon Hearing Aids, Vacuum Tube Hearing Aids, Transistor Hearing Aids, Body Hearing Aids, Eyeglass Hearing Aids and much more!

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Other On-line Hearing Aid Museums

Other On-line Hearing Aid Museums

There are a few other good hearing aid museums besides The Hearing Aid Museum. Here are the links to some of them.

On-line Museums

The Kenneth W. Berger Hearing Aid Museum and Archives is housed at Kent State University, Ohio, USA.

Deafness in 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, virtual reality hearing aid museum where you can view in 3D (at just about any angle or size) 20 different old hearing aids. Very impressive!

Ear Trumpets is the largest collection of acoustic hearing aids in one place by Myk Briggs in the UK. He also has a good section on "Fakes" and other acoustic hearing aid collections.

Vintage Hearing Aid Collection—an Album on Flickr is a collection of carbon, vacuum tube and transistor body hearing aids by Joe Haupt of MD, USA.

Phisick 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

The Hearing 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—a one-page 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 by Google).

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