Who discovered bone conduction headphone:
Bone conduction headphone was invented by Ludwig van Beethoven in 18th century. He suffered from complete hearing loss, he found a method to hear piano through his jaw bone. As he plays the piano he receives sound in the form of vibrations.
Bone conduction headphone is designed in such a way that it can be operated and used as hearing aid devices
. Mechanism of bone conduction headphone:
Headphones with bone conduction mechanism are a great way for someone who is suffering from complete deafness, one-sided deafness or any hearing disorder like tinnitus, to get entertained with different audio streams and music. Through this mechanism sound waves are converted into vibrations and are transmitted directly into the inner ear through bones of the head and face.
. Types of hearing loss and working of conduction headphones:
There are two types of hearing loss; conductive hearing loss and consensual hearing loss. If the problem is in the inner ear then hearing loss is termed as sensonerual hearing loss, for which conduction hearing aids or headphones could be ineffectual and when the problem is in the middle ear or outer ear then hearing loss is termed as conductive hearing loss and for this conduction headphones are really effective and productive. It depends on the reason of deafness, for few causes they effectively work.
Parts of bone conduction headphone:
Bone conduction headphone has two parts, these are:
- External part
- Surgically implanted fixture
Bone conduction implant are also of two types:
- fixture that extends through the skin
- while the other is fully embedded under the skin, it has a processor with magnet inside it.
Aftershokz Trekz Titanium Wireless Headphones:
According to user experience, the audio is quite unique and extraordinary, even if hearing in a noisy surrounding. It is unique because of its open ear design. Sound waves are converted into vibrations and then they directly reaches to the internal ear and its off-centre feature is that it does not occupy your ear. It leaves your ear free. They definitely do not sound as good as regular headphones but they are not bad either, actually they provide good quality and safer audio.
Its cost is about $99.99. According to many customers opinion Aftershokz Trekz Titanium Wireless Headphones are the best bone conduction headphone for deaf as well as for normal hearing people but as a matter of fact like regular headphones, Aftershokz Trekz Titanium Wireless Headphones still cause hearing damage. These headphones are light weight, easy to carry and comfortable to wear. You can wrap them around the back of your head, they presses your cheek bones lightly.
Aftershokz Trekz Titanium Wireless Headphone also has some extra features which adds thousands to its worth. These features are:
. Dual microphone for taking phone calls.
. Volume controls.
. Buttons to press and play audio and answer phone calls.
These features allow the people suffering from partial hearing loss to hear the conversation clearly as the vibrations are sent directly to the inner ear.