What is the aural version of periphery when used in the context of one's vision?
I can see it in my periphery
I can hear it in my _______?
I prefer a more specific word rather than a phrase like corner of my ear, for example.
I guess I'm looking for a word that describes unintentional eavesdropping - hearing something in the background that you're not actively listening to. When I say periphery, I am not referring to the the degree at the which the sound is entering my ear. I'm referring to the distance away from the sound combined with the loudness of the sound. If it's at the outer limits (periphery), I'm barely going to hear it.