osteophone


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osteophone

a hearing device for the deaf that is placed against the upper teeth so it can transmit vibrations to the auditory nerve through the bones of the skull.
See also: Deafness
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The Dominator headset commenced deliveries to USSOCOM in 2011 and employs both an osteophone, by which the skull is vibrated enabling the user to hear communications traffic, and earpieces which offer hearing protection as well an additional audio source.
Beneath their helmets, soldiers will wear audio headsets with osteophone technology, which conducts sound through bone vibrations.
The bone-conduction osteophone (red arrow) contacts the jawbone via the ear cartilage and transfers vibrations very clearly through the system.