The Catechism of Perseverance by Mgr. Jean-Joseph Gaume (1802-1879) reports the use of auricular Confession from the first century to the twelfth.
The Catechism of Perseverance, Course Second, Chapter XI:
Q. Will you show that auricular confession dates
back to the apostles ?
A. It has been impiously asserted that confession
does not date further back than the thirteenth century.
But this is an error; we have witnesses for confession
from the thirteenth century up to the apostles. For
the twelfth we have St. Bernard; for the eleventh,
St. Peter Damian; for the tenth, Reginon, Abbot of
the diocess of Treves; for the ninth, the council of
Paris; for the eighth, St. Boniface, Archbishop of
Mayence, for the seventh, St. Gregory the Great; for
the sixth, St. Leo; for the fifth, St. Augustin; for the
fourth, St. Chrysostom; for the third, St. Basil; for
the second, Origen ; for the first, St. Clement, disciple of St. Peter
and among the apostles, we have St John, St. James and
St. Luke; and finally, our Lord Jesus Christ, who has said:
And I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatsoever thou
shalt bind upon earth it shall be bound also in heaven;
and whatsoever thou shalt loose upon earth, it shall be
loosed also in heaven.