Silver ear trumpet hearing aid, London, England, 1814

Made:
1814 in London
Silver ear trumpet, two pieces, telescopic, London, 1814. Full view, white perspex background.

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Silver ear trumpet, two pieces, telescopic, London, 1814. Full view, white perspex background.
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Silver telescopic ear trumpet hearing aid, in two section, hallmarked London, 1814.

People who were hard of hearing used ear trumpets. They are simple devices. The curved trumpet end amplified sounds while the other end was placed in the ear. This silver example is shortened by removing the end piece. Pieces can be added to lengthen it. The design was described as being telescopic.

Details

Category:
Audiology
Object Number:
1980-1345
Measurements:
overall: 234 mm 76 mm, .09kg
type:
ear trumpet
credit:
Hull Grundy, A.