Beginning 19th century, The famous composer Beethoven hear his piano by putting a rod between his teeth and placing it against the piano.
Until the 1940’s when audiology became a recognized science. One of the investigation paths for developing hearing aid became bone conduction.
Next to audiology, bone conduction also found its way into military devices. Bone conduction allowed soldiers to listen to voice instructions while still being able to hear their surroundings. A true value add on the battlefield.
Around 2010 the first commercial bone conduction headphones came onto the market. Nevertheless only about 5 years ago, bone conduction headphones started to gain popularity.
Let’s take a quick look at those benefits.