Alexander Graham Bell and The Invention of The Telephone

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With the modernized world we live in today, it is crucial that people communicate on the go with friends, family, and business associates. It is estimated that next year, Americans will spend $1.8 billion on mobile devices. They continue to be a growing part of our culture and are being relied on by 91% Americans to get them through the day. Alexander Graham Bell pioneered the way for all of the advancements we have seen thus far. Not only are we able to make and receive high quality calls wirelessly, we are able to take pictures, play music, play games, exchange videos, surf the web, and view social media. What seemed like an impossible idea before the 1870’s and before Alexander Graham Bell’s remarkable invention has now become a non-stop part of everyday life. Bell was praised and celebrated with the invention of the telephone, but he also made other significant inventions that impacted society. Alexander Graham Bell invented the audiometer in 1879. “It worked by producing a sound in controlled and varying levels of intensity. The measure of how much an individual reacts to the sound produced is then compared to what an average person can hear.” (Alexander Graham Bell inventions) Both Alexander Graham Bell’s mother and wife, Mabel, were deaf which lead to many of his studies and experiments with hearing and sound. It measured how well as person can hear and ultimately benefited many people with their hearing. Hydrofoils are wing like objects attached below a boat that smoothens a boats movement on the water and increase its speed. Alexander Graham Bell improved William E. Meacham’s hydrofoil and developed the HD-4 prototype that sailed at a record speed of 114 km/hr for the next 20 years (Grosvenor, Wesson 257). Alexander Gr... ... middle of paper ... ...inues to show today with his organizations. Alexander Graham Bell was a noteworthy person in American history and between scientist and inventors. His teaching, inventions, and organizations he was apart of made him a very important person in history. We take for granted our cell phones and telephones everyday. Americans are constantly texting, calling, or emailing to communicate with others. Many often forget that before Alexander Graham Bell, people had to find other, time consuming ways to communicate. Without Bell’s extraordinary invention, who knows where telephones would be today. Bell’s legacy extends past the telephone. He was an educator of the deaf and helped many children and people throughout his lifetime. Alexander Graham Bell died on August 2, 1922 at age 75 but he lives on through our telephones, schools, boats, hearing aids, and X-rays everyday.
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