The Graying of Bell’s Telephone Patent: Part I

As Audiologists we are interested in how voices are transmitted.  Back in the day before the telephone there were numerous individuals vying to be the first to transmit voice over a wire.  Of course when asked “who invented the telephone”, the “pat answer” is and has always been Alexander Graham Bell.  Its much like the answer to…

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The Road to the First Electric Portable Hearing Aid….and Beyond

Fought between 1861 and 1865 over the issue of slavery, the American Civil War was one of the bloodiest wars ever, with 620,000 soldiers losing their lives on both the Union and Confederate sides. Since the Confederacy lost the war, life in the southern part of the United States was difficult in the post War days. As the…

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