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ear +‎ -ware



earware (uncountable)

  1. Personal acoustical equipment, especially headsets.
    • 2000, Autocar:
      Throw in the hand-cut, all-terrain Goodyears and buying protective earware would be a wise purchase.
    • 2007 June 5, “Hear tunes, sounds with earware”, in Idaho Statesman:
      If youre an avid cyclist you know riding with your headphones on can be dangerous []
    • 2008 May 16, “Style and Design Important for Bluetooth Headsets”, in PC Magazine:
      Curiously, Aliph calls this earware rather than a headset, hence the comparison to sunglasses.
    • 2008 June 10, “Gear picks”, in Canada.com:
      Billed as 'earware' it's more jewelry than ho-hum headset and comes in black, silver and rose gold to accessorize with your every outfit.
  2. Earrings.