Phonic Ear Hearing Aid

Title

Phonic Ear Hearing Aid

Description

One of the early, "bulky" hearing aids worn on the chest. Versions of the Phonic Ear came out in the 1970's.
This is how the battery of an old fashioned hearing aid was charged. Once fully charged, it is plugged into a box microphone worn around the neck. Ear phones are plugged into the microphone and then put in the ears to amplify the sound.

Citation

“Phonic Ear Hearing Aid,” Exhibits, accessed November 24, 2020, https://omeka.uvu.edu/items/show/137.