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Deafness in Disguise

Deafness in Disguise

Have you ever wondered what they did for hearing loss before the invention of modern day hearing aids? Do images of ear trumpets come to mind? It’s something that I started wondering about over the last couple weekends because I was talking to my mom and the subject of her needing a hearing aid came up. So I went searching, and what I found was fascinating!

The idea of creating invisible hearing aids has been around since the 19th Century! This site brings you a look into the hearing aids of the 19th and 20th Centuries. To check them out, head over to the side menu and pick the century you want to browse.

Each century includes images of the hearing aids; images of the advertising surround the hearing aids, and even information about how they worked.

I recommend just scrolling down the pages and clicking what catches your fancy. At the bottom of the page, you’ll find navigation options to browse through the remaining pages.

I was really amazed at how interesting this site was! There was so much I didn’t know about hearing aids that I’m really glad I found it. I bet you will be too! So go check it out!

http://beckerexhibits.wustl.edu/did/index.htm [1]