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Title
Hearing aid
Mechanical hearing aid, imitation tortoiseshell ear extension
Mechanical hearing aid, imitation tortoiseshell ear extension, by Hawksley, London, 1900-1940. Full view, black perspex
Work Type
Audiology
Date
1900-1940
Location
London
Measurements
overall: 240 mm x 86 mm x 70 mm,
Description
Mechanical hearing aid, imitation tortoiseshell ear extension, by Hawksley, London, 1900-1940
Made from imitation tortoiseshell, this simple device would have fitted over the ear and been hidden under the hair. With the end inserted into the ear it acted like a mini ear trumpet, amplifying sounds to help people who were partially deaf to hear more clearly. (The effect would be similar to cupping your hand over your ear.)\n\nThe device was made by Hawksley, a medical instrument maker based in London.
Made from imitation tortoiseshell, this simple device would have fitted over the ear and been hidden under the hair. With the end inserted into the ear it acted like a mini ear trumpet, amplifying sounds to help people who were partially deaf to hear more clearly. (The effect would be similar to cupping your hand over your ear.)\n\nThe device was made by Hawksley, a medical instrument maker based in London.
Repository
Science Museum, Making the Modern World Gallery
Accession Number
ID Number
co77896
Source
Image and original data from Science Museum Group
Rights
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SSID
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