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Ear Inserts

Hearite "Invisible" Pinna Insert

The Hearite "Invisible" pinna insert was made or imported by the American Hearite Corp of New York, NY. It probably dates to sometime just after 1926, the year the American Hearite Corp. was incorporated.

This pinna insert probably didn't do much of anything to help a person hear better unless their ear canals were collapsed and the insert kept them open so sound could better get through.

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Top view of the Hearite "Invisible" pinna insert. The metal insert is open on the bottom so that sound reflected off the pinna insert, then off the top of the metal insert and finally was directed into the ear canal.


 

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Rear view of the Hearite "Invisible" pinna insert.


 

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View of the ear-canal end of the Hearite "Invisible" pinna insert. Notice the tiny grill (filter?) at the bottom of the shaft.

 


 

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The Hearite "Invisible" pinna insert in its carrying case. Note that there were left and right pinna inserts. The left one is missing.


 

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View of the carrying case of the Hearite "Invisible" pinna inserts.

 


 

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Lid of the Hearite "Invisible" pinna inserts carrying case showing the name and model.

 

 


 

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