a piece that covers or passes over the ear, as on a cap or eyeglasses.
an earphone.

1835–45; ear1 + piece

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earpiece (ˈɪəˌpiːs)
the earphone in a telephone receiver

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Example sentences
Standard hearing aids capture sound via a microphone and then send an amplified
  version to an earpiece.
So shouting would be reduced if the shouter's phone had noise cancellation on
  its earpiece, making it seem quieter to them.
Or will it require some kind of earpiece that you can.
All they did was turn the earpiece into a microphone because it is not switched
  off when placed in the cradle.
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