Bone conduction was discovered by Ludwig van Beethoven, who was almost deaf, and he was a composer in the 18th century. Beethoven discovered a way to listen to music through the jawbone by biting a pole on the piano. Since Beethoven, many attempts have been made to perform bone conduction hearing.
Bone conduction bypasses the eardrum. In bone conduction listening, headphones play the role of your ear drums. Early attempts at bone conduction resulted in rather poor sound quality. But we have developed bone conduction technology that can decode sound waves in high-fidelity, stereo quality sound.
Bone conduction is a safer way of listening. Bone conduction does not use your eardrum, so there is less pressure on your ears. Since it was discovered by Beethoven, many scientists and universities have conducted research on bone conduction. Studies have shown that bone conduction is safer for the ears than traditional hearing.
If you have hearing loss, you may be able to hear clearly again through bone conduction headphones. Most cases of hearing loss are caused by damage to the eardrum. Because bone conduction headphones do not use eardrums, you can listen to music clearly using bone conduction headphones without hearing aids. Many people with hearing loss say they hear high pitches through bone conduction headphones.