Hearing Aid


Swan-shaped ear trumpet made of metal with an ivory tip. The form was sometimes termed a London hearing dome and sometimes a grand opera dome.

Ref: Irving Wilson Voorhees, “Mechanical Aids to Hearing” in Thomas Lathrop Steadman, ed., A Reference Handbook of the Medical Sciences (New York, 1915), vol. 5, p. 45.

Date Made: Late 19th Century

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United Kingdom: EnglandAssociated Place: United States: New York, New York City

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.321687.01Catalog Number: 321687.01Accession Number: 321687

Object Name: hearing aid, ear trumpetOther Terms: Medicine

Measurements: overall: 7 cm x 10 cm; 2 3/4 in x 3 15/16 inoverall: 1 3/8 in x 4 in x 3 in; 3.4925 cm x 10.16 cm x 7.62 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-845b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_726545

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