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* ''ComicStrip/HagarTheHorrible'' once was trying to communicate with an old Viking. The problem: The EarTrumpet was full of letters.

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* ''ComicStrip/HagarTheHorrible'' once was trying to communicate with an old Viking. Viking using one of these. The problem: The EarTrumpet trumpet was full of letters.



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* In ''VideoGame/KingsQuestV'', Graham encounters an old hermit that uses a conch seashell as one. Without it the only thing he can hear is the incredibly loud bell he has hanging outside his door.

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* In ''VideoGame/KingsQuestV'', Graham encounters an old hermit who lives on the seashore and is so hard of hearing that uses a conch seashell as one. Without it the only thing all he can hear is the incredibly his very loud bell doorbell. After exploring some islands Graham finds a conch shell, which he has hanging outside his door.can give to the hermit to use as a trumpet, allowing them to communicate normally.

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* Gargamel uses one of these to listen to the Smurfs while waiting out in the forest to spring his Trickle Trap in ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' episode "The Chief Record Smurf".

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* ''Theatre/AllTheWayHome'': Mary's mostly deaf mother Catherine wears one. Catherine's mishearing things and people having to shout into the ear trumpet are a running gag.
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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': Chief Quartermaster Salma of the Incorruptible Library has an ear horn, though she remains hard of hearing even when [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20160127 using it.]]
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->'''''WHAT?! COULD YOU REPEAT ALL THAT?! I WASN'T USING MY TRUMPET!'''''

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->'''''WHAT?! COULD YOU REPEAT ALL THAT?! I WASN'T USING MY TRUMPET!'''''TRUMPET! *CLONK!*'''''


-->'''Scientist:''' I said I believe that Dr. Boynton's gone mad!

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-->'''Scientist:''' I said I believe that Dr. Boynton's gone going mad!



-->'''Scientist:''' ''(shouts into the trumpet)'' '''I SAID I BELIEVE THAT DR. BOYNTON'S GOING MAD!'''

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-->'''Scientist:''' ''(shouts ''(shouting into the trumpet)'' '''I SAID I BELIEVE THAT DR. BOYNTON'S GOING MAD!'''

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* ''Anime/AstroBoy'': In the first episode of the 1963 series, an old scientist is seen using one while Dr. Boynton, who is having major SanitySlippage over the death of his son, announces his plans to create a robotic son.
-->'''Scientist:''' I believe that Dr. Boynton's going mad.
-->'''Old Scientist:''' Eh?
-->'''Scientist:''' I said I believe that Dr. Boynton's gone mad!
-->'''Old Scientist:''' ''Eh?''
-->'''Scientist:''' ''(shouts into the trumpet)'' '''I SAID I BELIEVE THAT DR. BOYNTON'S GOING MAD!'''
-->'''Old Scientist:''' ''(also into the trumpet)'' '''''Shhhhhh--!'''''
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* At least one was in use in TheSeventies (!!), showing up in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIlsqkBis3k this video]] of Ann-Margret and the Bay City Rollers playing for an audience of senior citizens. (Around 1:09.)

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* At least one was in use in TheSeventies (!!), showing up in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIlsqkBis3k com/watch?v=qZS1qVedz-Q this video]] of Ann-Margret and the Bay City Rollers playing for an audience of senior citizens. (Around 1:09.)


* ''Series/HorribleHistories''- During their special edition at the Proms, one sketch has Creator/LudwigVanBeethoven being provided a literal trumpet for this purpose by Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart in order to argue over which of them was the greatest composer.

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* ''Series/HorribleHistories''- During their special edition at the Proms, one sketch has Creator/LudwigVanBeethoven Music/LudwigVanBeethoven being provided a literal trumpet for this purpose by Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart in order to argue over which of them was the greatest composer.


* When Creator/LudwigVanBeethoven began to lose his hearing, he had some ear trumpets manufactured for him by Johann Nepomuk Mälzel, but they didn't work very well and the embarrassment of having to use them in public contributed to his SenseLossSadness.

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* When Creator/LudwigVanBeethoven Music/LudwigVanBeethoven began to lose his hearing, he had some ear trumpets manufactured for him by Johann Nepomuk Mälzel, but they didn't work very well and the embarrassment of having to use them in public contributed to his SenseLossSadness.


* ''Series/HorribleHistories''- During their special edition at the Proms, one sketch has Creator/LudwigVanBeethoven being provided a literal trumpet for this purpose by Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart in order to argue over which of them was the greatest composer.

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* ''Series/HorribleHistories''- During their special edition at the Proms, one sketch has Creator/LudwigVanBeethoven being provided a literal trumpet for this purpose by Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart in order to argue over which of them was the greatest composer.



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* Surrealist novel ''TheHearingTrumpet''.

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* Surrealist novel ''TheHearingTrumpet''.''Literature/TheHearingTrumpet''.




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\n[[AC:LiveActionTV]]* ''Literature/{{Micromegas}}'': Micromegas makes one to communicate with what he sees as insects:
--> he briskly took out a pair of scissors with which he cut his fingernails, and from the parings of his thumbnail he improvised a kind of speaking-trumpet, like a vast funnel, and put the end up to his ear.
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* In ''TheAdventureGame'', one of the Argonds had an ear trumpet that was completely useless; his hearing only improved when he wore his spectacles.

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* In ''TheAdventureGame'', ''Series/TheAdventureGame'', one of the Argonds had an ear trumpet that was completely useless; his hearing only improved when he wore his spectacles.



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* When Creator/LudwigVanBeethoven began to lose his hearing, he had some ear trumpets manufactured for him by Johann Nepomuk Mälzel, but they didn't work very well and the embarrassment of having to use them in public contributed to his SenseLossSadness.

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