ear trumpet

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ear trumpet

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

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

a trumpet-shaped device held to the ear for amplifying sounds, formerly used as an aid to hearing.
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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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Either is in such a predicament as the man who was earnest to be introduced to a distinguished deaf woman, but when he was presented, and one end of her ear trumpet was put into his hand, had nothing to say.
Hearing aids have come a long way since the ear trumpet!
SOON the dark pews will be polished to a holy shine by the wool-clad bottoms of the faithful, gathering again to tremble God's ear trumpet with their renditions of our glorious carols.
The external ear is not simply an ear trumpet but the first of a series of stimulus modifiers in the auditory apparatus.
It may have been made of an empty whiskey bottle and her aunt's ear trumpet, for want of a real petrol tank, but it did the job.
The opening shots of Judi stroking the bark of one giant tree and pressing a shiny ear trumpet to the side of another did nothing to dispel my fear that this was some kind of spoof.
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Deborah misses the opportunity to mention that she became involved in Waugh's acquisition of an ear trumpet. He advertised for the device in December 1956, and she responded.
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.
They could double up as a handy ear trumpet 5 Test cricket.