Hugh Hetherington Hearing Aid Museum
Hugh Hetherington Hearing Aid Museum

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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 Inserts

Pinna Insert (small)

This silver ear insert device is about 1" in length. The inventor may have thought that the shape of the tube would enhance sound, but this is extremely doubtful. This little ear insert may have been useful in opening up a collapsed ear canal. It probably dates to sometime before 1900.

This is the front view—what you would see looking into a person's ear.

 

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This is the small pinna insert looking at if from the back.


 

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Here is a comparison of the large pinna insert beside the small one. This is the view from the front.


 

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Here is a comparison of the large pinna insert beside the small one with a ruler for comparison. This is the view from the front.

 

 


 

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