Hearing Aid (Audiophone)

Western Electric Company, Manufacturer

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Maker and Role
Western Electric Company, Manufacturer
Hearing aid and bag.
-1 "Audiophone" heading aid made by Western Electric (USA), in small black bag. Was bought second hand in Auckland in 1946 for £10 and worked off 6 standard torch batteries wired together. Hearing aid consists of headpiece attached by a cord to a "plug" with a switch in it which, in turn, is attached by a cord to a disc-shaped object.
-2 This is kept in a taffeta-lined bag with a handle and a small "viewing-hole" in the front. The hearing aid components are made out of black plastic and metal.
Processed Material/Synthetic/Plastic
Processed Material/Metal
Processed Material/Textile/Taffeta
Signature/Marks and Type
Western Electric U.S.A. Inscribed
Western Electric "Audiphone" Printed
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Credit Line
Western Electric Company. Hearing Aid (Audiophone), 1986.38. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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