Hearing Aid

Hearing Aid

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
hearing aid, ear trumpet
Other Terms
Medicine
date made
Late 19th Century
place made
United Kingdom: England
Associated Place
United States: New York, New York City
Measurements
overall: 7 cm x 10 cm; 2 3/4 in x 3 15/16 in
overall: 1 3/8 in x 4 in x 3 in; 3.4925 cm x 10.16 cm x 7.62 cm
ID Number
MG.321687.01
catalog number
321687.01
accession number
321687
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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