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Ear trumpet   /ɪr trˈəmpət/   Listen
Ear trumpet

noun
1.
A conical acoustic device formerly used to direct sound to the ear of a hearing-impaired person.  Synonym: hearing aid.






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"Ear trumpet" Quotes from Famous Books



... this present one, with the result that he lacked confidence now. He read in a toneless, monotonous voice, so nervously and softly that nobody in the body of the court could hear a word he said, and even the jury were obliged to lean their elbows on the desk before them and make an ear trumpet of their hands to find out what ...
— Fantomas • Pierre Souvestre

... very deaf, and was obliged to use an ear trumpet to aid him in general conversation. In later years he also wore spectacles, so that we always picture him in his advancing life with trumpet and glasses. His habit of taking great quantities of snuff was one which gave occasion to many ...
— Sir Joshua Reynolds - A Collection of Fifteen Pictures and a Portrait of the - Painter with Introduction and Interpretation • Estelle M. Hurll



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