Ear Trumpet Collections - from around the world

the sort here is based on quantity of acoustic / mechanical aids - my primary interest

please note
that the quantity shown is best data available to me - also it is only a general guide to the scale of and what one might find in any particular collection, clearly there is little merit in quantity alone, provenance and quality are the better measures

museums etc with just one or two trumpets often have large medical collections and may be the only local opportunity for some people to view
        no of devices  
Museum   Location Name mechanical electrical total note
Packington Oswestry UK   452 1   incl 1 dupe: Pilling tube now sold
incl maybe 10 items of questionable heritage !
Guinness definition blackballed 29.
Touma Medical Museum read more... Huntington WV Touma Collection 200 200   estimated from my museum photos and supported by an email from Dr T
Phisick   London UK   149* 1   *The museum hosts photos of more than 200 hearing related items
and has another 23 monaural stethoscopes in 'Cardiology'
Washington University
Bernard Becker Medical Library

read even more...
St Louis MO The CID-Max A. Goldstein Historic
Devices for Hearing Collection
116 237 400 47 difference is related items
only 152 shown on website pictures
Hearing Aid Museum read more... Stewartstown PA Neil Bauman 113 1311 1424 incl various related batteries, includes
1 dupe - lovers conversation tube
Science Museum   London UK   102     only a few actually displayed
Western Michigan Museum   Kalamazoo MI Baldwin Collection 85   90 picture
Kent State read more... Kent OH Kenneth W. Berger 80 2620 3000 includes 300 dupes mostly electrical
Thackray Medical Museum
read even more
Leeds UK   70 900+ ~1000
Jantzem   France Brice Jantzem 70 300+   personal collection #82905
Zweers Hoortoestellen read more... Netherlands Roland Zweers 70 1000   #83287
Eriksholm Collection   Denmark   50 800+    
Private collector   Florida USA LGH 40-100     #83017
museu do aparelho auditivo   Franca, Brazil Bruna Baldo 23 191   last update Oct 15 link
Curious Science   London UK   20+     Theatrical prop house
Museum Boerhaave   Leiden, Netherlands   19      
National Museum of American History   Washington, DC Kenneth E. Behring Center 17 lots   email Apr 2012
Medisch Centrum Kleurrijk read more... Zaandam, Netherlands Patricia Joosten 16 lots   #83295
Private collector   Neustadt an der Aisch, Germany Lothar Scharf 15 20+   includes 3 ear tubes and a Dentaphone
lots of other deaf related items
FRED #83285
Private collector
  Cambridge UK   14     website visitor #82986
wellcome images   London UK   12     search 'ear trumpet' from home page
Private collector (DL)   Sussex UK   11     emails 29 Aug 2013 #82472
York Castle Museum read more... York UK   10 6 n/a visit Aug 2015

appointment needed
Tim Heathfield read more... Cheltenham UK   8 some    
Medical Antiques   Florida, USA   7     fantastic medical collection
fred # 83088
Norfolk Museum   Norwich UK   7      
Central Institute for the Deaf read more... St Louis MO   6     interesting residual items from
CID-Goldstein merger with Berger
Wangartta Audiology   Victoria NSW   6     pictures
Bakken   Minneapolis MN   5 111 116  
British Deaf History Soc read more... Warrington UK   5 48 53 Numbers fail to reflect the great resource to be found here.

appointment needed
PowerHouse   Sydney Australia   5   4  
Beethoven-Haus   Bonn Germany   4     Beethovens trumpets by Johann Nepomuk Mälzel (1772-1838)
Dr M Singleton   Seneca, MO   4     FOR SALE
Substantial medical collection
BOOK LIST (xlsx) #83080
Private Collector(GK)   San Rafael   4    

2 domes, 2banjo
FRED # 83209

Royal Berkshire NHS read more... Reading UK   4     2 x 2pc telescopic
1 x 3pc telescopic
and a Hawksley banjo
Dr Mark Caffrey   Gloversville NY   4     professional audiologist on FB
McGuire Medical Instruments   Buffalo, New York   3     pictures
Private collector (TW)   E Grinstead UK   3     P Serrell Jul 2014 #82616
Rochester School for the Deaf   Rochester NY USA   3 ~20   small museum
SPASM Museum   Sydney NSW   3     conversation tubes - picture
The Old Operating Theatre Museum   London UK   3   3 pictures
Hatfield Historical Museum read more... Hatfield MA   2      
Museum of History of Science read more... Oxford UK   2      
Newarke Houses Museum read more... Leicester UK   2      
Warrington Museum & Art Gallery read more... Warrington UK   2     pair auricles and one other
appointment needed
no 45
Aberdeen Museum   Scotland   1     picture
Alberton Museum   Alberton New Zealand   1     picture of rare trumpet
Arts University   Bournemouth UK   1     picture
Ashburton Museum   Ashburton, New Zealand   1     picture
Center for Hearing and Communication   New York, NY   1 50    
Center for History of Medecine   Harvard, USA   1     banjo by Gardner
Duke University Libary   Durham NC USA   1      
Fan Museum read more... Greenwich UK   1     they have a fan with in-built trumpet
future museum   Dumfries UK   1     picture
George Marshall Medical Museum read more... Worcester, UK   1     banjo
appointment needed
Gold Museum read more... Ballarat, Australia   1     record
Helsinki   Helsinki Finland   1   1  
Hull Museum read more... Hull UK   1     unusual old cowhorn
Museum of New Zealand   Te Papa Tongarewa New Zealand   1     hearing aid, GH003711 ...
‘tortoise shell, four pieces’, 1900s.
Museum of Vision   San Francisco, CA   1     really nice lorgnette
National Trust Belton House read more...     1     very rare horseback trumpet
National Trust Erddig read more... Wrecsam, Wales   1     appointment needed
National Trust Greenway read more... Brixham, UK   1     unusual folded trumpet
National Trust Wallington read more... Morpeth UK   1     london dome
Private collector (SF) read more... Germany   1   1 fred #83111
He has a GLASS ear trumpet in a medical collecton
Redland Museum   Queensland Australia   1     picture
Sheffield Sheffield UK   1     Bennion book reports trumpets
here but only one was found ! (2012)
State Library, NSW   Sydney NSW   1     picture
University College London Hospitals   London UK   1 chair     picture
Cawthorne Victioria Jubilee Museum read more... Cawthorne, Barnsley
S75 4HQ UK
  1     email 9/15
appointment needed
Wheaton College   Wheaton IL USA   1     picture rare trumpet
Whipple Museum read more... Cambridge UK   1     line 72
A A O O   Alexandria VA         members only - no data
Wisconsin Hearing Aids   Wisconsin USA T.Pippin personal collection     1000? awaiting update
RAMC   Aldershot UK       0 Bennion book reports trumpets
here but none were found ! (2012)
NB I am always looking for updates in terms of new collections or corrections to this table

does anyone know where the collections are in Berlin? home to 170 museums !!