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Hearing Aid

Hearing Aid

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Description
Hearing aid known as a conversation tube.
Ref: George Tieman & Co., American Armamentarium Chirurgicum (New York, 1879), p. 53.
Charles Truax, The Mechanics of Surgery (Chicago, 1899), p. 796.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
ear trumpet
hearing aid, conversation tube
place made
United States: Vermont, Underhill Center
Physical Description
vulcanite (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 7/8 in x 15 1/4 in x 11 1/4 in; 4.7625 cm x 38.735 cm x 28.575 cm
overall: 54 cm x 4.5 cm; 21 1/4 in x 1 25/32 in
ID Number
1984.1044.08
catalog number
1984.1044.08
accession number
1984.1044
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