To muffle noise and to warm ears
Earmuffs are headgear designed to protect the ears and shut out sound. They are essential equipment in handling mandrakes as their screams are fatal to humans. Second year students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry use earmuffs when learning to re-pot young mandrakes, as although the cries are not yet lethal, they can still render a person unconscious. In the 1992–1993 school year, the second years fought to not get stuck with the pink and fluffy earmuffs, in a scenario in which, for once, Neville Longbottom's luck was not all bad, and the Professor herself took the undesired items.
Behind the scenes
- In LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4, entering an earmuff wardrobe will give you earmuffs so you can smash crystals and glass cases with the mandrakes' voices.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (First mentioned)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (First appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
- Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Book
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
- Harry Potter for Kinect
- Harry Potter Trading Card Game