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

There are so many great moments of Hearing International these days with over 350 posts since we began HHTM in 2011.  Another personal favorite post was about Miller Reese Hutchinson, inventor of the first Electronic hearing aid.  This post allowed me to “meet” Miller Hutchinson’s great-great grandson via email.  As you can see, from this…

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The Road to the Vacuum Tube Hearing Aid

As we saw last week at Hearing international, the road to a working portable electric hearing instrument involved a series of inventions such as the telephone and the carbon microphone before Miller Reese Hutchinson put the parts together and presented the world with a working electronic hearing device.  Recall that the carbon microphone was invented in 1878 and by 1896…

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