Hearing Aid


Edgar A. Myers was a deaf attorney who, with a large vacuum tube radio built by George F. Harrington, a Westinghouse engineer, who was able to hear a radio broadcast of the Democratic National Convention in June 1924. E. A. Myers & Sons, of Pittsburgh, began manufacturing Radioear hearing aids soon thereafter. The inscription on this example reads “Radioear EIGHT THIRTY.” Introduced in 1954, the Radioear 830 was an all-transistor, all-magnetic hearing aid that promised “perfectly undistracted hearing on any telephone anywhere.”

Ref: Ad for the Radioear 830 in Los Angeles Times (Oct. 25, 1954), p. 16.

Date Made: ca 1954

Maker: E. A. Myers & Sons

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1984.0616.01Catalog Number: 1984.0616.01Accession Number: 1984.0616Model Number: 83615

Object Name: hearing aid

Measurements: overall: 1 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in x 2 5/8 in; 3.81 cm x 8.89 cm x 6.6675 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-66f0-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1412166

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