Bonephone

Bonephones are headsets that create vibrations against the head, in order to transmit sound to a listener via bone conduction. The term "bonephones" is generally used to describe modern lightweight bone-conduction headsets that are designed for applied use with auditory displays, rather the traditional bone-conduction vibrators used in clinical audiology settings. Bonephones are distinguished from clinical devices by their potential for stereo presentation of sounds, their small size, comfort, and standardized input jack.

Reference

[http://sonify.psych.gatech.edu/research/bonephones/index.html Bone Conduction Headsets ("Bonephones") Research]

See also

* Osteophone


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  • Osteophone — An osteophone is an instrument for transmission of auditory vibrations through the bones of the head. This is useful for people deaf from causes other than those affecting the nervous apparatus of hearing, and as an alternative to headphones… …   Wikipedia

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