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Vacuum Tube Hearing Aids: 1921-1953

Zenith Ravox Table Model Vacuum Tube Hearing Aid

The Zenith Ravox table model vacuum tube hearing aid was manufactured in 1939 by the Zenith Radio Corporation of Chicago, IL. Apparently this was their first hearing aid and was followed by their Model A2A wearable hearing aid in 1942.

The unit weighed 6 lbs. and measured 6¼” by 4¼” by 8¼” deep.

You can see the volume control knob on the right side. The tone control knob is peeking out from behind the handle on the top at the rear.

The grill at the front conceals the microphone.

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The Ravox was a three vacuum tube model, and used tubes numbered 6Z4, 41, and 79. It operated on 110 volts AC house current.


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The ear side of the Brush Crystal type earphone. It was held on with a headband (shown in top picture).


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The back side of the earphone.


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