ear trumpet


noun

a trumpet-shaped device held to the ear for collecting and intensifying sounds and once commonly used as an aid to hearing.

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Origin of ear trumpet

First recorded in 1770–80
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ear trumpet

noun

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