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Early Ear Technology

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A few images illustrating the evolution of early hearing aids, ear plugs, and a ear spoon.  This is a collection of interests.  

ear tip; stethoscope

National Museum of American History

ex-voto, ear

National Museum of American History

Toothpick and Ear Spoon

National Museum of American History

Dahlberg Magic Ear II

National Museum of American History

Ear-Plugs

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Ear Plug

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

hearing aid

National Museum of American History

Microtone sterling silver hearing aid

National Museum of American History

Bejeweled

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Sonotone 600X

National Museum of American History