Powered by patent pending military special ops bone conduction technology, AfterShokz Bone Conduction Headphones offer consumers a more comfortable, healthier, and safer listening experience. Unlike conventional headphones and earbuds that use the eardrums to transmit sound, Aftershokz headphones sit comfortably in front of the ear and utilize bone conduction technology to deliver stereophonic sound through the listener’s cheekbones to the inner ear. This enables anyone participating in an activity – jogging, biking, skateboarding, hiking, gaming – to stay connected to both what they are listening to and the outside world.
How Bone Conduction Works
Most of what we hear is due to sound waves traveling through the air to the eardrum, which then converts the sound waves to vibrations and transmits them to the inner ear. Sound waves can also get to the inner ear through direct vibration of the bones in the head, which carry the vibrations directly to the inner ear, bypassing the eardrums. This is how a person hears his or her own voice, and, also, how whales hear. This pathway of sound is known as bone conduction. Watch the video below to see the difference between hearing air conducted sound using earbuds and hearing through AfterShokz open ear headphones.
Ludwig van Beethoven, the 18th century composer who was almost completely deaf, tried a technique developed earlier by Giovanni Filippo Ingrassia and discovered he could hear music through his jawbone by biting a rod attached to his piano. The same principles of bone conduction are what make AfterShokz headphones work. (For more information on hearing and bone conduction, please click HERE.
What Makes AfterShokz Bone Conduction Headphones Better
AfterShokz headphones are manufactured to MIL10 Specs in an ISO 9000 certified manufacturing facility.Originally developed for use by military special ops and SWAT teams worldwide, AfterShokz bone conduction technology utilizes superiormicroelectronics coupled to a patent pending dual suspension system that delivers superior audio performance. AfterShokz bone conduction technology permits users to hear music or voice communications through the headphone while leaving their ears free to hear ambient sound (in military and police applications, their ears are open in order to hear the movements of both their targets and other members of their unit).
Comfort and safety are two key advantages of AfterShokz headphones. Scientific studies have found that extended use of regular headphones and earbuds promote hearing loss and damage to the eardrum. Since AfterShokz headphones do not use the eardrums to transmit sound, they provide consumers with a quality stereophonic listening experience while reducing the risk of eardrum damage. In addition, AfterShokz headphones are far more comfortable and stable than earbuds, especially when used over extended periods of time. Many people find earbuds to be uncomfortable to wear and they tend to fall out of the ear during vigorous activity.
Aftershokz sport headphones enable joggers, bike riders, skateboarders, hikers, and other athletes to safely listen to their portable music player while participating in their favorite activity. With AfterShokz, listeners are able to hear ambient noises such as oncoming traffic, car horns, ambulances or other warning noises, potentially preventing accidents that can be caused by headphones and earbuds blocking out these sounds.
AfterShokz offers models for sports and mobile phones that all deliver the safest, healthiest and coolest way of listening on the planet.