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
1 Packington Oswestry UK   497 1   incl 1 dupe: Pilling tube now sold
incl maybe 10 items of questionable heritage !
Guinness definition blackballed 29.
2 Touma Medical Museum read more... Huntington WV Touma Collection 200 200   estimated from my museum photos and supported by an email from Dr T
3 Antique Hearing Instruments 2nd website New York USA R Sullivan PhD 166 28   fred 83365
4 Phisick   London UK   149* 1   *The museum hosts photos of more than 200 hearing related items
and has another 23 monaural stethoscopes in 'Cardiology'
5 Hearing Aid Museum read more... Lynden WA Neil Bauman 120 1134 1254

various related items like batteries add another 452 items !,
includes 1 dupe - lovers conversation tube

6 Washington University
Bernard Becker Medical Library
read more...

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
7 Science Museum read more... London UK   102     only a few actually displayed
8 Western Michigan Museum read more... Kalamazoo MI Baldwin Collection 85   90 picture

more nfo
9 Kent State read more...

read even more...
Kent OH Kenneth W. Berger 80 2620 3000 includes 300 dupes mostly electrical
10 Thackray Medical Museum read more...

read even more
Leeds UK   70 900+ ~1000
11 Jantzem   France Brice Jantzem 70 300+   personal collection #82905
12 Zweers Hoortoestellen read more... Netherlands Roland Zweers 70 1000   #83287
13 Eriksholm Collection   Denmark   50 800+   Oticon businness collectio
14 Private collector   Florida USA LGH 40-100     #83017
15 Medisch Centrum Kleurrijk read more... Zaandam, Netherlands Patricia Joosten 40+ lots   #83295
16 museu do aparelho auditivo read more... Franca, Brazil Bruna Baldo 23 191   last update Oct 15 link
17 Curious Science   London UK   20+     Theatrical prop house
18 Museum Boerhaave   Leiden, Netherlands   19      
19 National Museum of American History   Washington, DC Kenneth E. Behring Center 17 lots   email Apr 2012
20 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
21 Private collector
(NS)
  Cambridge UK   14     website visitor #82986
22 Hörgeräte-Museum   Lubeck, Germany   12?     only 12 found on website - reputed to be more
23 wellcome images   London UK   12     search 'ear trumpet' from home page
24 Private collector (DL)   Sussex UK   11     emails 29 Aug 2013 #82472
25 York Castle Museum read more... York UK   10 6 n/a visit Aug 2015

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

appointment needed
33 PowerHouse read more... Sydney Australia   5   4  
34 Beethoven-Haus read more... Bonn Germany   4     Beethovens trumpets by Johann Nepomuk Mälzel (1772-1838)
35 National Museum of Science read more... Haifa Israel   4     maybe more search doesn't work !
36 Dr M Singleton   Seneca, MO   4     FOR SALE
Substantial medical collection
BOOK LIST (xlsx) #83080
37 Private Collector(G K)   San Rafael   4    

2 domes, 2banjo
FRED # 83209

38 Royal Berkshire NHS read more... Reading UK   4     2 x 2pc telescopic
1 x 3pc telescopic
and a Hawksley banjo
39 Dr Mark Caffrey read more... Gloversville NY   4     professional audiologist on FB and his collection
40 McGuire Medical Instruments read more... Buffalo, New York   3      
41 National Trust Clevedon read more... Clevedon Court, Somerset   3      
42 Private collector (Tim W)   E Grinstead UK   3     P Serrell Jul 2014 #82616
43 Rochester School for the Deaf   Rochester NY USA   3 ~20   small museum
44 The Old Operating Theatre Museum   London UK   3   3  
45 SPASM Museum read more... Sydney NSW   2     conversation tubes - picture
46 Hatfield Historical Museum read more... Hatfield MA   2      
47 Museum of History of Science read more... Oxford UK   2      
48 Newarke Houses Museum read more... Leicester UK   2      
49 Warrington Museum & Art Gallery read more... Warrington UK   2     pair auricles and one other
appointment needed
no 45
50 Wheaton College   Wheaton IL USA   2     pictures rare trumpets
51 Aberdeen Museum   Scotland   1     picture
52 Alberton Museum read more... Alberton New Zealand   1     picture of rare trumpet
53 Arts University read more... Bournemouth UK   1     picture
54 Ashburton Museum read more... Ashburton, New Zealand   1     picture
55 Bristol Museum   Blaise Castle
Bristol
  1     Hawksley tel 3pc
56 Center for Hearing and Communication   New York, NY   1 50    
57 Center for History of Medecine read more... Harvard, USA   1     banjo by Gardner
58 Duke University Libary   Durham NC USA   1      
59 Fan Museum read more... Greenwich UK   1     they have a fan with in-built trumpet
60 future museum read more... Dumfries UK   1     picture
61 George Marshall Medical Museum read more... Worcester, UK   1     banjo
appointment needed
62 Gold Museum read more... Ballarat, Australia   1     record
63 Helsinki   Helsinki Finland   1   1  
64 Historic Huguenot Street   New Paltz, NY   1     unusual trumpet
65 Hull Museum read more... Hull UK   1     unusual old cowhorn
66 Museum of New Zealand   Te Papa Tongarewa New Zealand   1     hearing aid, GH003711 ...
‘tortoise shell, four pieces’, 1900s.
67 Museum of Vision   San Francisco, CA   1     really nice lorgnette
68 National Trust Belton House read more... Grantham, Lincolnshire   1     very rare horseback trumpet
69 National Trust Erddig read more... Wrecsam, Wales   1     appointment needed
70 National Trust Greenway read more... Brixham, UK   1     unusual folded trumpet
71 National Trust Wallington read more... Morpeth UK   1     london dome
72 Private collector (SF) read more... Germany Steffen 1   1 fred #83111
He has a GLASS ear trumpet in a medical collecton
73 Redland Museum read more... Queensland Australia   1     picture
74 Sheffield Sheffield UK   1     Bennion book reports trumpets
here but only one was found ! (2012)
75 State Library, NSW   Sydney NSW   1     pictures
76 University College London Hospitals   London UK   1 chair     picture
77 Cawthorne Victioria Jubilee Museum read more... Cawthorne, Barnsley
S75 4HQ UK
  1     email 9/15
appointment needed
78 Whanganui Regional Museum   Watt treet, Whanganui 4500   1     banjo made by James Woolley & Sons Ltd
79 Whipple Museum read more... Cambridge UK   1     line 72
80 hoergeraete-horstmann   Nordhorn, Germany   ? 7 ?   70  
  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 !!

Packington Collection of Ear Trumpets
Station Road, Pant, SY108JX, Shropshire, UK,
01691830296