ear trumpet


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ear trumpet

n.
A horn-shaped device formerly used to direct sound into the ear of a hearing-impaired person.

ear trumpet

n
(Medicine) a trumpet-shaped instrument that amplifies sounds and is held to the ear: an old form of hearing aid

ear′ trum`pet


n.
a trumpet-shaped device held to the ear for amplifying sounds, formerly used as an aid to hearing.
[1770–80]

Ear trumpet

A small bugle-shaped device intended to help those with hearing problems. The large end collected sound and funneled it to the small end, which was inserted in the ear. It is also called a Conversation tube.
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Noun1.ear trumpet - a conical acoustic device formerly used to direct sound to the ear of a hearing-impaired person
acoustic device - a device for amplifying or transmitting sound
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By the time we trumpet in reached O Come All Ye Faithful, I could imagine God leaning from his tower, ear trumpet in hand, to hear my personal offerings .
And the band were shocked when they spotted one old lady knitting in the audience while another listened to the music using a huge metal ear trumpet.
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As it was, I also had three of my old chums within shouting distance, though I would have greatly benefited from an old-fashioned ear trumpet, as sported by Evelyn Waugh.
But I didn't need my ear trumpet to hear another noise inside the lounge of our house, where I was gabbing to a pal about the outrageous cost of cod, the growing menace of juvenile delinquency and the irresistible lure of Birkenhead as a holiday destination.
One pictures 'Bazza' these days being wheeled out in a bath chair, a tartan blanket wrapped about his knees with an ear trumpet cocked in the air.