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A horn-shaped device formerly used to direct sound into the ear of a hearing-impaired person.
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(Medicine) a trumpet-shaped instrument that amplifies sounds and is held to the ear: an old form of hearing aid
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a trumpet-shaped device held to the ear for amplifying sounds, formerly used as an aid to hearing.
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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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|Noun||1.||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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