External hearing aid

1978-1980 in England

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Hearing aid, behind ear, with ear mould and battery, type BE14, c. 1980

An external hearing aid has an ear mould which fits in the ear. The receiver, amplifier and battery sit externally behind the ear. This type of external hearing aid has been superseded by smaller, more discrete intra-aural hearing aids These sit in the ear canal. It was donated to the Science Museum by the Royal National Throat, Nose & Ear Hospital in London.

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metal and plastic
hearing aid
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
Royal National Throat, Nose & Ear Hospital

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