Experts are hoping this new technology will not only help prevent hearing damage to soldiers but also enhance their hearing and combat ability.
Swedish-based tech developer, Invisio, has developed a high-tech, military headset. The headset is designed to be worn under a helmet and augments a soldier’s hearing to enable better hearing, whilst defending the ears from potentially damaging noise. The headset is so effective; soldiers could stand next to a jet engine with no ill-effects.
The headset works by using a bone-conduction microphone system, as well as premium noise isolation/cancellation. The bone conduction microphone picks up voice vibrations from the jawbone of the talker to transmit to the recipient.
This means the microphones are less sensitive to outside noises, and so do not amplify them.
Find out more here: http://invisio.com/products/headsets.aspx