Popping Up in the Wall Gallery: Hearing Aids
Based on exhibition designs developed by the Fall 2017 Museum Communication Course students, we're installing pop-up exhibits in our wall gallery featuring hearing aids from the Kent State Speech Pathology and Audiology Department's Kenneth Berger Hearing Aid Museum and Archives.
MuseLab volunteer Kelly Leong helps with the installation of one of the pop-up exhibits.
This pop-up exhibit features a carbon amplifier hearing aid from the 1930s along with a photo of what the inside of the amplifier looks like and how it would have been worn. See detailed image below for a closer look at the hearing aid.
This hearing aid could be disguised as a tie clip. Student in the Fall 2017 Museum Communication course pointed out that this would have been a big asset in the workplace, which we have demonstrated here in this pop-up exhibit.
Museum Communication students found that the superheroes Hawkeye and the Blue Ear deal with hearing loss in their comics.
Five pop-up exhibits filled the wall gallery space by the end of the semester!