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

Early Stock Ear Molds

The first ear molds were stock (or generic) ear molds made to fit everyone.

This early stock ear molds was for carbon hearing aids.

 

 

 

 

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This early stock ear mold (shown attached to the receiver) is for an Acousticon Model 28 hearing aid.

 


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The same ear mold as above but showing the separate parts. The ear mold (center) pushes on to the two posts on the receiver (left), and the canal (right) pushes into the center of the ear mold.

 

 

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This is a stock Radioear ear mold (shown attached to the receiver).

 

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The same ear mold (left) as above shown separated from the receiver (right). The ear mold snaps onto the receiver.

 

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Some of the early stock ear molds had no ear hooks to hold them in place. Instead they had a wire clip that went over the ear to hold the ear mold and receiver in place.

 

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The wire ear clip sat between the receiver and the stock ear mold which held it in place.

 

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Plastic stock ear mold tip.

 

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Zenith stock ear mold (left) with receiver (right).

 

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The same Zenith receiver and ear mold as above but shown taken apart showing how the stock components fit together to make the ear mold.

 

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Stock ear mold supplied with Medresco hearing aids.

 

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This stock ear mold was supplied with the Ardente vacuum-tube hearing aid.

 

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Generic stock ear mold.

 


 

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