osteophone


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osteophone

(ŏs′tē-ō-fōn″) [Gr. osteon, bone, + phone, voice]
A device used by the deaf for conducting sound through facial bones.
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Sagem has replaced the traditional microphone and earphone with an osteophone, which consists of a headband with sensors, and piezoelectric actuators that receive and transmit vibrations through the skull bones.
Instead of a conventional microphone the radio will be linked to an osteophone that will pick up bone vibrations instead of sound waves making it much more effective in noisy environments.
Elno is a company with considerable experience in the field of osteophones. The firm produces a wide range of systems including the most innovative I BCH300 ultra-lightweight headset, fitted as a standard configuration with bone conduction technology for both listening and speech transmission, but a modified version with a noise-cancelling boom microphone is available.