How Did We Get Hear? Historic Hearing Devices, 1800-2000

This exhibit highlights the long history of hearing devices, from conversation tubes to transistors, featuring devices from The Central Institute for the Deaf-Max A. Goldstein Historic Devices for Hearing Collection.

The hearing aids we are familiar with today are both tiny and mighty, but they weren’t always that way. Contemporary hearing aids are the product of hundreds of years of scientific and technological development.

This exhibit highlights the long history of hearing devices, from conversation tubes to transistors, featuring devices from The Central Institute for the Deaf-Max A. Goldstein Historic Devices for Hearing Collection. The devices demonstrate both the advancements in science and technology that make today’s hearing aids so small and effective, as well as some of the problematic attitudes towards deafness that, in part, influenced their miniaturization and development.

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October 26th, 2022 9:00 AM - February 15th, 2023 5:00 PM
Bernard Becker Medical Library - Glaser Gallery
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