Hearing Aid

Hearing Aid

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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 Conven-tion 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.
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Object Name
hearing aid
date made
ca 1954
E. A. Myers & Sons
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
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