In-ear headphones audio is clear and crisp, but it is as damaging as it is melodious.
A World Health Organisation (WHO) study suggests that listening to loud music continuously through in-ear headphones are damaging to the ears, and can potentially lead to hearing loss.
Nearly 50% of people aged 12-35 years – or 1.1 billion young people – are at risk of hearing loss due to prolonged and excessive exposure to loud sounds, including music they listen to through personal audio devices.—WHO, 2019
An alternative method of audio delivery is gaining popularity in the audio industry. Bone conduction technology uses vibrations to send audio to the cochleas through the cheekbones. This allows audio to be transmitted without having to cover the ears. The inner eardrums are less battered by sound waves, thus the chances of damage is much lower than conventional headphones.
That being said, it is still important to ensure you play audio at a reasonable volume to reduce the risks of cochlear damage. Reduce headphone usage for long hours to allow your ears to rest.
Bone conduction headphones are safer because they allow users to stay alert. The ears are left completely open to the surroundings, thus making the users more aware of their environments. Bone conduction headphones allows the users to be alert to traffic when they our walking on the streets, and be responsive when others try to talk to them.
Stay open. Stay safe.—BoneTalker
Although this technology existed for many years, it is still relatively less common compared conventional in-ear headphones. This is in part due to the high costs of bone conduction headphones available in the market.
BoneTalker Adder is a high quality bone conduction headphone offered at an attractive price point. We aim to promote and encourage healthy audio consumption by making bone conduction headphones affordable to the masses.
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