Hugh Hetherington Hearing Aid Museum
Hugh Hetherington Hearing Aid Museum

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Ear Trumpets (Ear Horns)

Miss Greene Hearing Horn (Small)

The smallest version of "The Miss Greene Hearing Horn"  It was made during the first decade of the 20th century (~1900 - 1910).

This hearing horn or trumpet  in shown the open position the way it was used. It is made of tin and is painted black.

It measures 10˝" in length.  The bowl is 4" across. Notice that the rubber ear tip is missing.

This design makes for a rather flat trumpet, so it would better fit in a purse or large pocket.

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The Miss Greene hearing horn shown taken apart for storage. Unlike most ear trumpets where the earpiece section simply slides into the base, with this one, you pull the sections apart.


 

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The front of the original box this hearing horn came in. The advertising at the bottom says, "It reflects, condenses, and magnifies sound wonderfully".

Not much has changed over the years. Hype is still hype. In my experiments, comparing the metal ear trumpet, the parabolic ear trumpet and this ear trumpet, this Miss Greene ear trumpet provides by far the least amount of amplification of the three.

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Close-up of the picture on the front of the box showing how a person held the Miss Greene ear trumpet in order to hear.

 

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In addition to the Miss Greene Hearing Horn, shown above, there was a similar hearing horn called the Clayton Greene hearing horn, probably named after the village of Clayton Green in Lancashire, England.

Although not in the museum, this picture shows a Clayton Greene hearing horn that was 18" long. The bell was 5" in diameter.


 

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