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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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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.
It didn't work, so Maelzel made him a series of ear trumpets but Beethoven was a fan of the metronome.
Armed with ear trumpets and led by members of a resistance moment, the Society of Underground Noise Defenders, ticket holders will embark on their journey of discovery with a view to banishing the intruder.
Ear trumpets (hearing aids) and a set of optician's testing glasses also featured in the Rogers Jones Co auction in Cardiff.
In some of the concept drawings that were on view, megaphones either appear in various shapes, morphing into periscopes, ear trumpets, cones, and even architectural structures, or are posed with similar forms as if interacting with them.
Excuse the raised voice, but it's for the benefit of the colonels at the back clamping ear trumpets to their lugs.
They limp into the Snal day of their championship match against Middlesex with just three front-line bowlers and a squad carrying so many aches and strains that it would not be at all surprising to see them take the Seld with the aid of Zimmer frames, ear trumpets and .
Not quite everyone," replied the other, giving me a prophetic smile, which suggested warm tea, ear trumpets, a tartan rug and a bath-chair.