Origin of ear-minded
Examples from the Web for ear-minded
Now, most of the sparrows seem to be ear-minded, at least as far as their recognition of their mates are concerned.
Not many people are ear-minded; not nearly so many are as eye-minded.
In the first case you are eye-minded; in the second, ear-minded; in the third, motor-minded.
But Madam English Sparrow was apparently eye-minded rather than ear-minded.