[pullquote_left]AfterShokz utilizes patent pending technology, originally developed for military use, in a unique line of consumer headphones that bypass the eardrum to deliver sound.[/pullquote_left]Bone conduction technology, once available to the military and secret service, now made available to average joes. AfterShokz, a company that was created specifically for law enforcement and special ops, announced today their upcoming line of consumer products: AfterShokz Sport, AfterShokz Mobile and AfterShokz Game.” These things actually have some pretty cool tech working behind the scenes which allows the sound to travel directly to your inner ear via the cheekbone, and bypass your eardrums all together.
“Bone conduction technology has been around a long time; developed initially for our military forces that need to hear remote communication via a headphone, without any restriction to ambient noise in their surroundings,”said Bruce Borenstein, the president and CEO of AfterShokz. “We’ve taken that technology and built it into consumer-friendly headphones that active adults, business travelers and gamers will benefit from, both in the short and long term.”
As per the press release:
The AfterShokz brand offers users the benefit of comfortable, healthy and safe transmission of sound. Scientific studies have found that extended use of regular headphones and earbuds promote hearing loss and damage to the eardrum. AfterShokz headphones do not use the eardrums to transmit sound and provide consumers with a quality listening experience without the risk of eardrum damage.
AfterShokz Sport headphones enable joggers, bike riders, skiers, skateboarders, hikers and other athletes to safely use their portable music players while staying connected to their surroundings. Since AfterShokz headphones rest outside the ear, users are able to also hear ambient noises such as oncoming traffic, car horns, ambulances or other warning noises, potentially preventing accidents. Headphones that cover the ear and earbuds that nest inside the ear significantly restrict a user’s ability to hear these important sounds.
Be sure to check back with us as we’ll have a full review of the Aftershokz headphones.