Hugh Hetherington Hearing Aid Museum
Hugh Hetherington Hearing Aid Museum

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Ear Trumpets (Ear Horns)

Parabolic Reflecting Ear Trumpet (Ear Horn)

This ear trumpet, which is only marked "English Made," represents an attempt at reducing the size of ear trumpets while maintaining their effectiveness.

The parabolic reflector measures 4" in diameter and focuses the collected sound into the tube running to the ear.

This example is silver plated and measures 14" in length extended and 9" collapsed. Date of manufacture is unknown, but it probably dates from somewhere around 1890.

 

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Here is the ear trumpet seen from the front in its closed position.


 

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Here is the ear trumpet seen from the back in its closed position.


 

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Here is another parabolic reflecting ear trumpet seen from the front in its open position. It is identical to the above one, but has a different finish.


 

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The second ear trumpet seen from the front in its closed position. On the front above the bowl is a nameplate that says "Fannin & Co. Ltd, 41 Grafton St., Dublin. On the reflector at the bottom of the bowl is the inscription "English Made".

 


 

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