November 15, 2011

Hearing Aids Creatively Concealed in the 20th Century

Don Grushkin shared with us a great webpage, Deafness in Disguise, that provides examples of how hearing aid devices were "concealed" in certain fashions during the 20th century. With some of the designs, it seems as if they went through a great deal to creatively conceal the bulky and strange looking hearing devices of that time. The best ones, in my opinion, are from the 1940's to 1950's.

This is one of my favorites (image from the website):

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  1. my middle school offered FM in disguise . after my experience wearing a huge bodyworn phonic ear FM and being the only deaf in school all my life, I would constantly complain or mess with it, so they let me wear my BTE after 4th grade. they tried to introduce me FM where I can hide it, but I flat out and told them no and wanted to keep wearing my phonak superfront

  2. I had never heard of this trick before. Is that why those hairstyles were popular, or were they already popular before? It's interesting the things people can do to hide things they don't want out in the open.


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