Bone conduction technology fell into the hearing market several years ago as they were trying to achieve a new way in being able to communicate with tone deaf or impaired individuals. As the technology improved, it found its way into radio communications and many new products were developed using this concept of transmitting a signal that could be understood and relayed using your bones.
We have several systems listed below that use such technology.
Bone Conduction Headset Systems
This Bone Conduction Boom-Mic Headset is designed with two temple transducers that are worn in front of the ear. It also features an adjustable supporting fabric headband for easy and long-term wearing under ballistic helmets and hard-hats, as well as over normal baseball caps.
Bone conduction technology has been used in many industries for the purpose of using the user's bones to resonate sound. It's much like using a tuning fork and holding against your forehead. You hear the sound within your ears via the vibrations being produced through your skull. Using the side-mounted temple transducers, we achieve common bone conduction acoustics that can be heard in high-noise environments. This is especially true when you "occluded" the ear with an earplug or ear muff hearing protector. We have suggested many times to use one of our electronic earplug systems for hearing enhancement with protection. This also "occludes" the ear for better understanding of the bone conduction communications, but will not eliminate the user from hearing important, and sometimes, life saving sounds within their environment.
Tactical Ear-Mic Systems
When smaller units, such as these ear-mics where developed, the user was able to transmit and receive radio information without the need for a boom-mic or lapel microphone. This allowed users wearing breathing apparatuses (SCBA), high noise headsets and protective gear to only be concerned with one wire going to the ear/head and not obstructing in front of the mouth, or anything worn around the head.
The design was simple... placing small transducers that sense slight variations in the ear canal and convert them into an audio signal that can be easily understood by others. Meaning you speak and hear out of one ear!
We offer two such models - a canal lock generic-fit and a semi-custom fit. Options and accessory cables are listed below.
Semi-Custom Bone Conduction Ear-Mic Systems
This unit is designed to fit in the left ear and features a helix lock and an extended ear canal portion for a secure fit. It was designed to be a bit more robust being built with an overmolded ear shell, and sit in the ear much like a normal earplug would.
It is available with several different Push-to-Talk assemblies and additional securing ear covers to prevent accidental dislodging with rigorous activity.
Cost: $78.50/ea* (*does not include PTT assembly, see online store for pricing) Buy Online
Canal Lock Bone Conduction Ear-Mic Systems
This unit features a tapered curved tip and fits into the ear canal portion of the ear. The wire will wrap around the back side of the ear and can be draped down the users back or clipped to a vest collar.
It is also compatible with a line of different Push-to-Talk assemblies and securing ear coverings to prevent accidental dislodging while moving around.
Cost: $65.00/ea* (*does not include PTT assembly, see online store for pricing) Buy Online