listener

[ lis-uh-ner ]
/ ˈlɪs ə nər /

noun

someone who gives attention with the ear, especially for the purpose of hearing specific sounds, speech, instructions, etc.: At story time, you may choose to be a reader or a listener.
someone who listens to a radio broadcast or to a specific radio program: They attract teenage listeners with pop songs about first love.

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Origin of listener

First recorded in 1600–20; listen + -er1
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