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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Ear Molds

Body Aid Ear Molds

Body hearing aid ear molds such as this one snapped onto the hearing aid receiver.

 

 

 


 

 

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It didn't take long before they began to be made in various colors such as this red one.


 

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This is a special kind of ear mold called a skeleton link or phantom ear mold. It is the standard skeleton ear mold with a long tube that snaps on to a body aid receiver. This way the receiver could be hidden under your collar rather than being visible stuck on the ear mold at ear level.

 


 

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Maico put out ads extolling the invisibility of the phantom ear molds they used. They called them the "Secret Ear"  Here is one such ad from somewhere in the 1940s to 1960s.

You can see this same ad in PDF format here.

 


 

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Maico put out ads extolling the invisibility of the phantom ear molds they used. They called them the "Secret Ear"  Here is another such ad from somewhere in the 1940s to 1960s.

You can see this same ad in PDF format here.

 

 


 

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