An electronic device by which acoustic signals are received. Earphones are a part of headsets and helmets used by aircrew and passengers. A more technical definition—it is an electroacoustic transducer converting an electrical signal to an acoustical signal, which is intended to be closely coupled acoustically to the ear.

Aviation dictionary. 2014.

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