This tragus-type hearing device features a curved funnel with a wide opening to collect sounds. It weighs only 2.4 ounces. The sound receptor may be swiveled completely around to make the device more adaptable. The small curved end of the tube has 17 small holes through which sound escapes on its way to the vulcanite earpiece. Two rings are soldered to the sides of the funnel to allow the user to hang the aid on a cord. 'REINER WIEN' is inscribed on the base of the funnel.
Central Institute for the Deaf, 2003, (2004-020).
Hearing Aids -- 19th century; Sensory Aids
Hearing Aid, Mechanical - Trumpet
The Central Institute for the Deaf-Max A. Goldstein Historic Devices for Hearing Collection (VC703)