Celluloid Auricles 1
This is the largest pair of auricles in the
museum. They are made of a beautiful reddish brown celluloid
resembling tortoiseshell. The material is generally referred to as "Faux
They are unmarked as to maker, but I believe they date to somewhere
The overall folded length from front to back is 5.5" giving a full tube
length of about 11". They have a celluloid adjustable headband.
They are impressive in their ability to improve
speech understanding in noise due to the boost in high frequencies
through the resonance of the narrow tube leading to the ear.
This pair was purchased from Holland.