Hearing Aid

Hearing Aid

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Description
Edgar A. Myers was a deaf attorney in Pittsburgh who, with a large vacuum tube radio built by George F. Harrington, a Westinghouse engineer, was able to hear a radio broadcast of the Democratic National Convention in June 1924. E. A. Myers & Sons began manufacturing Radioear hearing aids soon thereafter. The firm donated this Radioear model 45-M to the Smithsonian in 1944.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
hearing aid
Other Terms
Medicine
maker
E. A. Myers & Sons
Measurements
overall: 3 in x 5 in; 7.62 cm x 12.7 cm
ID Number
MG.M-05256
catalog number
M-05256
model number
45-M
serial number
16354
accession number
168425
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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