History of Hearing Aids Starting From The Ear Trumpet
Origin Of Hearing Trumpet
Usually, Hearing and responding happens via sound which travels from the inner ear. Ear Trumpet is a funnel-shaped device. This helps in collecting the sound waves resulting in strengthening sound energy impact to the eardrum. From the 13th to 18th centuries, people who were somewhat deaf used this Ear trumpet to hear properly. Jean Leurechon, the French Jesuit priest and Mathematician developed the Ear trumpet and began building ear trumpets in the 1810s.
What is An Ear Trumpet Made of?
Ear trumpets are made by using animal horns, hard shells of oysters & snails, silver, wood, and sheet metal. Later it had also been introduced in improvised conical shapes for better hearing.
The first leading electric hearing aids were introduced by ‘Miller Reese Hutchison’ in 1898. In the 19th century manufacturing of hearing aids became more popular than ear trumpets. But the electric hearing aids haven’t supported amplifying the sound and are not so portable.
The use of vacuum-tube hearing aids originated in the year 1920. Transistors were procreated in 1948 which were able to reestablish vacuum tubes and mass-produced several models of small hearing aids.
The invention of multi-channel amplitude compression and microprocessor happened in the 1970s. Later the design of microcomputers and high-speed processors, the 1990s marked the arrival of the first all-Digital hearing aid discovery. From there, hearing aids launched unfold at a pattern and constant.
Types Of Hearing Aids
In the year 2010 Bluetooth enabled Hearing aids came into existence. Then equipped many versions of Hearing Aids. Here are some of the innovations.