Kenneth H. Dahlberg (30 June 1917 - 4
October 2011) was a pilot during the Second World War,
but before the war he worked in the hotel business.After the war he
did not want to return there but joined the company Telex, which manufactured hearing
In 1948 he left Telex and founded his own
company: Dahlberg Company, together with his brother.The company also
started making hearing aids, including "The Miracle
address of the company was Golden Valley, Minneapolis
Given his hotel background, it seemed a
good idea to start earning money with coin-operated
hotel equipment.Already there were air-conditioners,
fans and massage beds in hotels that worked that way.He designed a
radio that could be attached to the head post of a bed
with a loudspeaker that could be placed under the pillow
and sold them to hotels, motels and hospitals.
The Dahlberg Pillow
Speaker radios were probably made at Setchell-Carlston
in St. Paul, Minnesota.
In the beginning of the fifties of the last century,
several types were introduced to the market, but in the
following years no new models appeared and the company
again concentrated on making hearing aids.
one of the first to use transistors in hearing aids.
In 1994 Dahlberg sold
his company to Bausch & Lomb. After that, he still acted
as financier of young businesses with his company
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