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Episode 104. Bone Conduction Headphones and Hearing Conservation
We’ve all been there… you have a job that can get tedious and sometimes boring and you want to listen to music while you do it. So, you pop in your earbuds, turn up the music and all of a sudden introduce several serious risk hazards. A lot of you work on school grounds, driving lawnmowers and other dangerous equipment. When you blast music over the loud machinery, you increase your chances of not hearing an approaching student or teacher and as a result, you increase your odds of having a life altering accident.
“Think about this… you’re on school grounds driving a lawnmower, little kids are running all around and you can’t hear so, you’re gonna run over them. ” ~Steve Wilmes
Introducing Bone Conduction Headphones
While bone conduction headphones are not a perfect solution, they can be a safer alternative to traditional earphones that completly block out your ability to hear. However, unlike traditional headphones and earphones, bone conduction headphones can be very difficult to hear over loud noises which doesn’t entirely solve the problem for workers using loud equipment.
“It sounds to me like this is more of a modern problem. People have been operating noisy machinery for decades without this option.” ~ Mike Nease
Listen in as Steve & Mike talk about the pros and cons of these kind of headphones and the things you should be paying attention to if you find yourself in a similar situation.
Listen to the episode for our full conversation!
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Bone Conduction Headphones Discussed In The Episode
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