Ambient Noise Headphones™
. Research shows a staggering 37 million Americans feel they have put themselves in danger when wearing headphones or earbuds while walking, jogging, or cycling. Examples include stepping out into a road, not hearing emergency alarms, being unaware of emergency vehicles, and simply bumping into other people. With the availability of noise cancelling headphone and earbuds we are tuning out the world around us to enjoy our music, but what else are we missing?
A survey by Bitkom Research found people mainly use headphones and earbuds for music, audiobooks, and movies. But 47% of those surveyed admitted to using headphones to avoid their environment, 42% said it was to communicate they wanted to be left alone, while 20% stated headphones allowed them to avoid distraction at work.
Another study found that in accidents involving automobiles and pedestrians, 29% of the time a warning was sounded before the crash, and went unheard.
What about those important announcements at the train station, airport or subway, a fire alarm, or a gun shot in a crowded area? How do you protect yourself from the dangers around you if you can’t hear them? The Ambient Noise Headphones™ are a solution to this problem while still allowing us to enjoy our music.
PRODUCT FEATURES & BENEFITS
- External microphone to pick up ambient noise
- Volume control you control so that you hear as much or as little of your surroundings as you choose
- Increased personal and public safety while listening to music
- Increased situational awareness
The Ambient Noise Headphones™ are headphones or earbuds that have an integral external microphone. The external microphone picks up the ambient noise external to the user and mixes this ambient noise with the primary audio source being listened to. The external microphone circuitry has a volume control that allows the user to set the volume level of the ambient noise that is heard. This arrangement allows the user to monitor his external environment by controlling the amount of noise that the user can hear when listening to a pair of headphones or earbuds. The Ambient Noise Headphones™ comprise a pair of headphones, an external microphone, and a mixing circuit.
With the Ambient Noise Headphones™ you will be able to monitor your surroundings while you walk to work, jog, or just relax and still enjoy that audiobook, podcast or your favorite music. Just raise or lower the external microphone volume for your personal comfort and situation
Materials needed to produce the Ambient Noise Headphones™:
- External microphone
- Mixing circuit
- Volume control button
- Artificial leather
- Memory foam
The Ambient Noise Headphones™ is covered by United States Utility Patent: 9,584,896
For additional information, licensing opportunities, and a full prospectus on the Ambient Noise Headphones™ contact:
VP of Business Development