Old Newspaper/Magazine Clippings Archive
1. "Design for an Ideal
Hearing Aid" The New York Times. October 19. 1947. Most of these
predictions have come to pass—but it was not as simple as they thought
2. "Testing of Babies
for Deafness Shown by Expert English Couple" They New York Times.
September 13, 1956. We sure have come a long way in testing
New Under the Sun: Solar Hearing Aid" The New York Times. May 2,
1958. Solar-powered eyeglass hearing aids back in 1958—you betcha!
Noises Help the Deaf" Popular Science, September 1933.
Another interesting "quack" device that probably did much more harm than
it ever did good in helping people. We have a similar device (but much
older and much smaller) in the museum—see the
Ear Treatment Device.
5. "Miracle of the Phonograph"
New York Times, October 12, 1893. Explains the "current" thinking of the
cause of deafness and why loud sounds need to be applied to "cure"
deafness as in the above article (No. 4).
Light Warns Deaf Typist" Modern Mechanix, April, 1933. A neat
example of an early assistive device to help a deaf typist who could not
hear the bell at the end of each line.