Hearing Aid


Kenneth Harry Dahlberg (1917-2011), a triple ace with the USAAF during World War II, established Dahlberg Electronics, in North Minneapolis, Mn., in 1948. The Dahlberg Miracle Aid, a transistor-powered hearing aid, was on the market by 1955. This example is a Dahlberg Magic Ear II.

Ref: “Kenneth H. Dahlberg, Link in the Watergate Chain,” New York Times (Oct. 9, 2011), p. 30.

Ad for the Dahlberg “Miracle Ear” in [Washington, D.C.] Evening Star (Sept. 6, 1955), p. A-5.

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2012.0165.683.02Accession Number: 2012.0165Catalog Number: 2012.0165.683.02

Object Name: hearing aid

Measurements: overall: 1/2 in x 1 1/2 in x 2 1/8 in; 1.27 cm x 3.81 cm x 5.3975 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ae-0dff-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1459969

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