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 from the Houston Post called him. He asked if it was possible to try the Neurophone on his relative, who was deaf as a result of meningitis of the spinal cord. The experiment was very successful. And the very next day after a successful experiment, an article was published on the neurophone as a potential hearing aid for the deaf.
Fame grew every year. In 1961, Life magazine correspondents literally settled in Patrick’s house. They took about a thousand shots, following him everywhere he went. The article appeared on September 14, 1962. In the article, Patrick was called, no less, one of the leading scientists of America. Continue reading