With modern technology, hearing aids today go unnoticed. However, this was not always the case. The first hearing aid, created in the 17th century, actually went over the outer ear. These hearing aids were bulky and often caused the patient pain.
By the 19th century, cones were being used as hearing aids. The cones helped amplify sounds. Unlike the hearing aids of today, these hearing aids were not portable. At the end of the 19th century, patients began to Continue reading “The History of Early Hearing Aids”