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Body Type Transistor Hearing Aids

Zenith "Courier" Transistor (Body) Hearing Aid

The Zenith "Courier" transistor hearing aid was manufactured by the Hearing Aid Division of the Zenith Radio Corp. in 1960. It was an 4-transistor aid.

The Zenith "Courier" measured 2 ⅝" x 1¾" x ¾" thick, and weighed 2 oz. with battery. The case was anodized gold-colored aluminum, with a dark grey lower front panel.

The round microphone grill was in the front center of the case with the name "Zenith" above it and the Zenith logo in the bottom right corner.

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Top view of the Zenith "Courier" showing the 1 to 7 volume control/on-off switch (top front right) and the 4-position "H" (high), "M" (mid), "L" (low) and "F" (full) tone control (top front left). Behind the tone control is the "M" (microphone) and "T" (t-coil) switch (top rear left—switch lever is missing). In the center is the receiver cord jack.

Here is a blurb about the Zenith Courier hearing aid showing its suggested retail price was $125.00 back in 1960

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Rear view of the Zenith "Courier" showing the battery door which opened from the bottom of the case.

The Zenith "Courier" took an "N" size 1.4 volt No. 401 mercury battery.


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Rear view of the Zenith "Courier" showing the various inscriptions. The top left reads "VOLUME" and the top right "TONE". The upper center has the words "Zenith", "COURIER" and "the royalty of hearing".

At the bottom on the battery door is the serial number.





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