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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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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The "I have been fitted with an ear trumpet," he said, delivering the word "trumpet" with a grin, recognising his new hearing aid was almost invisible and advanced enough for granite to hear the whispers of angels.