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Music for your ears! Bone Conduction, that relieves the eardrums: Audio Bone Conduction Headphone
The Japanese Company Goldendance, in Europe represented by 4U Ltd. From Meerbusch, Düsseldorf, has developed a headset that conducts the soundwaves into the ear via the prelocated earbone instead of the ear canal. Through this alternative use of the bone the earcanal and the eardrums are relieved instead of harmed, which is often the case with conventional headsets. Both stay free, so that users literally have an “open” an ear for other things. They stay healthy and able to handle multitasks.
Ludwig van Beethoven was one of the first to use this benefit to his advantage. The famous 18th century composer who was born in Bonn went to Vienna hoping to study music with Mozart when he was 16 years old. However, due to his mother's illness and his father's alcoholism he had to return home.
When he was 21 he started to study by Haydn. But before he turned 30, his problem with deteriorating hearing started and got worse year by year. At the end, he became
completely deaf. In spite of his illness, he was able to listen to music using a conducting baton he attached to his piano and clenching it in his teeth to hear music through his jawbone.
For the sporty side of life Goldendance has developed Audio Bone Aqua. It is water-resistent (IPX7) and fully washable and can therefore be use for waterskiing, skiing, snowboarding, and all sports involving sweat.