Hugh Hetherington Hearing Aid Museum
Hugh Hetherington Hearing Aid Museum

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Ear Trumpets (Ear Horns)

Leather-Covered Ear Trumpet (Ear Horn)

This completely leather-covered ear trumpet has no manufacturer's markings on it (or they are all covered by the leather). It appears to have been made somewhere around 1880.

This is a reasonably-small leather-covered ear trumpet that measures just 11¾" long. The bell is 3½" in diameter.

Even with the leather covering, it still only weighs 3.7 oz.

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Because of its smaller size, this leather-covered ear trumpet does not collapse down, although it is made of two pieces. The brass ring in the middle separates the two sections.


 

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Close-up of the joint between the two sections. This joint allows the two pieces to swivel so that the upper section can twist to fit either the right or left ear. This kind of joint is very unusual in ear trumpets

At the top there is a small brass ring to fasten a lanyard to so you could hang it around your neck when not in use.

 

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Close-up of the earpiece of this leather-covered ear trumpet.


 

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View looking into the bell of this leather-covered ear trumpet. You would think all the leather coating the trumpet would deaden the sound—and this is very likely the case. It does not amplify sound all that much.


 

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View of the back of the leather-covered ear trumpet.


 

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Close up showing the grain of the leather. This leather appears to have been professionally installed. The joins are well-done.

 


 

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