Hugh Hetherington Hearing Aid Museum
Hugh Hetherington Hearing Aid Museum

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Ear Trumpets (Ear Horns)

Single-section Metal Ear Trumpet (Ear Horn)

This single-section metal ear trumpet likely dates to around 1900. There are no manufacturer's marks on it to indicate who made it.

It is made of tin painted black.

This is a shorter ear trumpet at 12½" long. It weighs 4½ oz.

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Frontal view of this single-section metal ear trumpet

This ear trumpet has moderate amplification.

 

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Close-up view of the mouth of the bell of this single-section metal ear trumpet. The bell is 4¼" in diameter.


 

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Rear view of this metal ear trumpet. The joint where the elbow meets the ear tube twists to allow ear piece to be set for either the left or right ear.


 

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Close-up view of the 3 sectioned elbow. The elbow gave the ear tube a 90° turn so the bell would directly face the person talking.


 

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Close-up of the rounded metal ear tip.

 


 

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