The first Neurophone was made when Patrick was only 14 years old, in 1958. The following year, Flanagan gave a lecture at the Houston Amateur Radio Club, where he demonstrated the possibilities of his invention.
The day after the lecture a reporter called him from the Houston Post. He asked whether it would be possible to try the Neurophone on his relative, who is deaf as a result of spinal cord meningitis. The experiment was very successful. Continue reading