A number of inventors believed that voice and sounds might be carried over wires and all
worked toward it but there was only one that ended up figuring it out. The first to
achieve this everlasting success was a Scottish-born American inventor , Alexander Graham
Bell, a teacher for the deaf in Boston, Massachusetts.
Bell was born on March 3, 1847, in Edinburgh, Scotland, and was taught at the universities
of Edinburgh and London. He moved to Canada in 1870 and to the United States in 1871. In
the United States he began teaching deaf-mutes, publicizing the system called visible
speech . His father, who was a Scottish teacher, developed visible speech, Alexander
Melville Bell. Visible speech shows how the lips, tongue, and throat are used in the
making of sound out of the mouth. In 1872 Bell opened a school to train teachers of the
deaf in Boston. The school soon became part of Boston University, where Bell was assigned
the professor of vocal physiology. He became a U.S. citizen in 1882.
Since Bell was 18 years old, he was trying to come up with the idea of transmitting