Hugh Hetherington Hearing Aid Museum
Hugh Hetherington Hearing Aid Museum

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Ear Trumpets (Ear Horns)

Single-section Parabolic Reflecting Ear Trumpet (Ear Horn)

In contrast to the two-section collapsing parabolic reflecting ear trumpets, this ear trumpet is shorter, and only has one,non-collapsing section.

This ear trumpet has no manufacturer's name or markings on it whatsoever. It probably dates from somewhere around 1900.

The parabolic reflector is brass, painted black, and measures 4" in diameter. Total length is 10⅛". It weighs just 3 oz.

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Side view of the single-section parabolic ear trumpet.


 

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Back view of the single-section parabolic ear trumpet. The screw in the center of the parabolic section holds the "horn" in place.


 

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Close-up view of the parabolic reflector showing the "horn" (lighter brown color). The parabolic reflector focuses the collected sound into the mouth of the "horn". From there the sound runs up to the earpiece.

 

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Close-up view of the earpiece. Notice how it is angled to fit comfortably into the ear canal while the ear trumpet is pointing to the person speaking.

Incidentally, this ear trumpet gives very nice sound if the person speaking is within 2 feet or so.

 


 

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