Definition of Ear trumpet

1. Noun. A conical acoustic device formerly used to direct sound to the ear of a hearing-impaired person.

Exact synonyms: Hearing Aid
Generic synonyms: Acoustic Device

Definition of Ear trumpet

1. Noun. A conical shape designed to channel sound to the apex, which was placed in the ear, to serve as a hearing aid. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ear Trumpet

ear hole
ear lobe
ear lobe crease
ear lobes
ear mange
ear neoplasms
ear pit
ear protective devices
ear puncture
ear ringing
ear shell
ear shells
ear specialist
ear tag
ear to the ground
ear trumpet (current term)
ear trumpets
ear tube surgery
ear tubes
ear tuft
ear tufts
ear tumour
ear tunnel
ear wax

Literary usage of Ear trumpet

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1. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1823)
"It is the establishment of the principle of this improvement upon the Ear-Trumpet to which I am solicitous to give publicity, leaving to younger men to make ..."

2. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1888)
"So long as one ear remains fairly good, patients will not use an ear-trumpet for the deaf ear. But when ordinary tones near the ears are heard either very ..."

3. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1859)
"ear trumpet. Under this title may be included all those contrivances intended to aid the hearing of persons partially deaf. ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1837)
"On an Improved Ear-trumpet. By CHARLES JB WILLIAMS, MD, FRS, &c. Having lately had occasion to examine the ear-trumpets in common use, Dr. W. found them all ..."

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