We spend a lot of time with our headphones on, either listening to music or podcasts, excising, commuting, or while at work. With headphones becoming necessities in our everyday lives, it’s time to consider the safety aspects.
New research shows that a staggering 37 million Americans feel they have put themselves in danger when wearing headphones while walking, jogging or cycling. While millennials are warning about the dangers of wearing headphones in the cities.
Here’s where we come in, open-ear headphones give you the convenience of staying connected to music while staying fully alert of your surroundings.
What is Open Ear Design?
Different to in-ear earbuds or over-the-ear headphones, bone conduction headphones rests on the cheekbones near your ears, leaving your ear completely open to ambient sounds.
What are the benefits of Open-Ear Design
Safety. While traditional headphones allow you to fully immerse in the music world, it also closes you off from trains, horns, and warning of potential hazards. With the open-ear design, you are able to listen to music or podcasts while your ears stay open to ambient sounds and any potential dangers. This feature is especially important for avid cyclists, runners or those who love to walk or exercise outdoors.
Stay Connected. Being aware of your surroundings is also important for work and home settings. Stay connected to conversations between your colleagues, office announcements, phone calls, family members, friends, pets, doorbells and more.
Stability. It’s very challenging to find a pair of earbuds that fits perfectly in your ears. So many earbuds fall out, get lost, or simply disappear on you without a trace. On the other hand, MOJO1 rests securely on your cheekbones, regardless of size of your ears, canals, or head.
Comfort. Prolonged wear of earbuds often cause high levels of ear fatigue and soreness. Headphones on the other hand are too heavy for extended wear and cardio exercises. By not involving your ears or ear canals at all, the open ear design helps you say goodbye to the soreness we all know so well.
Clean and Hygienic. Earbuds and headphones can hold a lot of earwax, dirt, and bacteria, which can lead to infections, allergic reactions or rashes. With headphones completely blocking off your ears, the humidity inside the earcups are basically breeding grounds for bacteria. It’s also difficult to share with others, because, well, who wants other people’s ear wax in theirs earbuds? With MOJO1, the product rests outside of your ears, it can be cleaned with a simple rinse, and it’s so much safer and hygienic to share with your family or friends.
Helpful for people with Hearing Loss. Bone conduction technology can help those suffering from hearing losses in the external and middle ear region, because it works by transmitting vibrations through your cheekbones directly to the cochlea in your inner ear. For those suffering from hearing loss in one ear, bone conduction can help you create an illusion of a balance sound in both ears that you can’t experience with traditional headphones.
They are better for your ears. The open ear design reduces the intensity of sound and the damages to your ears usually caused by high volumes, thus making them safer for all-day wear.