Museum of Design in Plastics

1930sEar Trumpet

Ear trumpets were commonly used from the early 17th century until the dawn of NHS hearing aids, in the 1960s. This trumpet made of thermoformed cellulose nitrate with a tortoiseshell effect, guided sound waves into the ear. The mouldability of plastic makes it the ideal material to get the best shape.

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