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Old 26-10-2010, 07:16 PM   #168
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1921: Earl C. Hansen invents and patents the first vacuum tube hearing aid. Called the “Vactuphone,” the instrument was battery-powered and employed a single triode.

http://beckerexhibits.wustl.edu/did/timeline/index.htm

Similar device from 1910:



edit: though it does appear that she is talking into something... great mystery i must say. i love stuff like this too!

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