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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General Information—Non-Electric Hearing Aids

Non-Electric Hearing Aids—General Information

Before the discovery and harnessing of electricity, non-electric (mechanical or acoustic) hearing aids were all that were available to help hard of hearing people hear better.

Some of these devices helped people hear and others were basically quack devices. Then as now, you had to be careful and do your own research. The gullible were quickly separated from their money by slick salesmen.

There are 4 classes of non-electric hearing aids in the museum. They are:

  • Ear trumpets
  • Conversation Tubes
  • Auricles
  • Ear Inserts

You can gain an overview of each of these by clicking on the links to the 4 classes below.

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Example of a Non-Electric
Hearing Aid

Click on the "Non-Electric" button (on
the left) to see the details of this and other Non-Electric hearing aids




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The Hearing Aid Museum

is sponsored by

The Center for Hearing Loss Help

"where you will receive the information, support and counsel you need in order to live an exciting and fulfilling life in spite of your hearing loss"