Reports by NIDCD
We all hear sounds through our Cochlea (bone-conduction or air-conduction).
Most sounds are heard by our eardrums (Air Conduction).
Eardrum converts sound waves to vibrations and transmits them to the cochlea (or inner ear).
However in some cases vibrations are heard directly by the inner ear bypassing your eardrums.
In fact, this is one of the ways you hear your own voice
sound waves are actually tiny vibrations in the air.
The vibrations travel through the air to our eardrums.
The eardrums in turn vibrate, decoding these sound waves into a different type of vibrations that are received by the Cochlea, also known as the inner ear.
The Cochlea is connected to our auditory nerve, which transmits the sounds to our brain.
Bone Conduction bypasses the eardrums.
In bone conduction listening, the bone conduction devices (such as headphones) perform the role of your eardrums.
These devices decode sound waves and convert them into vibrations that can be received directly by the Cochlea so the eardrum is never involved.
The “sound” reach the ears as vibrations through the bones (or skull) and skin.
Most Cases Of Hearing Loss Are Due To Damages To The Eardrums.
Since Bone Conduction Does Not Use The Eardrums, People With Hearing Difficulties Would Be Able To Hear Clearly Again With Bone Conduction, Provided That Their Cochlea Is In Healthy And Normal Condition.
Generally, Hearing Loss Could Be Described Into Three Categories.
That Would Be Conductive Hearing Loss, Perceptive Hearing Loss And Mixed Hearing Loss.
Conductive Hearing Loss Is Associated With Faulty Transmission Of Sound And Is Mostly Due To Damages To The Eardrums.
Bone conduction is able to aid a conduction hearing loss because a bone conduction device performs the role of the eardrums.
Perceptive hearing loss is associated with difficulty in sensing the vibrations by the auditory nerves at the cochlea.
Bone conduction is less effective for perceptive hearing loss.
As for mixed hearing loss, it is best to suggest a trial in advance to find out whether bone conduction could be an aid to mixed hearing loss because it differs among individual.
Our bone conduction technology and Open Ear design delivers music through your cheekbones, ensuring your ears remain completely open to ambient sounds for maximum situational awareness during long-term wear.
Yes. We have tried them while working out. We have never had an issue of them falling off.
Glasses are not a problem. These are very flexible and if you put the glasses on first they are secured as though the glasses are less likely to fall off.
Our headphones use bone conduction technology, which is vibrations that travel through the cheekbones and go directly to the inner ear (cochlea), bypassing the eardrum completely. So those who are affected can still hear the music.
Official documentation indicate that they will last ~6 hours. However, most customers have used these continuously for >12 hours during a single day (music, phone calls, etc)
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