Hugh Hetherington Hearing Aid Museum
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Ear Trumpets (Ear Horns)

Larger Lady's Celluloid  Ear Trumpet (Ear Horn)

This larger celluloid "Faux Tortoiseshell" ear trumpet is unsigned but appears to be of French manufacture similar to the small celluloid ear trumpet.

Date of manufacture is unknown, but is probably from somewhere around 1920.

This ear trumpet employs a sound reflecting type design.

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In the collapsed position (above) it measures 5¼" in length and is easily concealed in the hand.

In the extended position (right), the brass ear tube pulls out about 2½" and rotates.


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Notice the fancy grill covering the opening for the sound to enter the ear trumpet.


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These small elegant ear trumpets were likely used by ladies. Then, as now, ladies accessories made a fashion statement.

A comparison of the relative sizes of this larger trumpet (left) to a smaller ear trumpet (right).




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