Hearing Aid Evolution: II

Hearing Aid Evolution: Technology and Techniques – Part II Last week’s post was the first part of a three-part series on the “Evolution of Hearing Aid Technology and Techniques – A Ride Through History.” Last week focused first on factors that drive hearing aid development and then highlighted some of the major developments (primarily hardware) that…

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The Origin of Hearing Aid Manufacturing in Minneapolis/St. Paul

In the 1960s it was estimated that the United States had approximately 40 companies identifying themselves as hearing aid manufacturers.  The greatest number were located in Minneapolis, MN and as a result, Minneapolis/St. Paul was often identified as the hearing aid capital of the world, and still today, as the hearing aid capital of the…

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