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"One could imagine a very ascetic sort of life ... where the body is ignored. This is something I've played with in my books, where people hate to be reminded sometimes that they have bodies, they find it very slow and tedious."
- William Gibson

Ultraphone Ear-Disc  
  Wireless receivers that fit directly over the ears; they also offered noise reduction.  

These ultraphones were quite different from the one used by Wilma's companion scout the day I saved her from the attack of the bandit Gang. That one was contained entirely in a small pocket case. These, with which we were now equipped, consisted of a pair of ear discs, each a separate and self-contained receiving set They slipped into little pockets over our ears in the fabric helmets we wore, and shut out virtually all extraneous sounds...
From Armageddon: 2419 A.D., by Philip Frances Nowlan.
Published by Amazing Stories in 1928
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I thought this was an interesting idea. First, the receivers were actually a separate piece from the sending device (see Chest Disc, which also offered a voice-activation feature); this is probably a good way to do it if you don't want to run inconvenient wires from the earpiece to the device used for speaking.

Second, it appeared that the device offered noise-reduction or filtration; if so, this is a very early use of that idea.

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