Sanyo is selling a new type cellphone of technology used for hearing in loud environments. This technology has been around for several years in Japan and is slowly making its way into the United States.

“Recommended use for the bone-conducting phone is to hold it on the upper part of the jaw bone around the ear (and) close an ear with a finger. Even in a loud area, with one ear closed to shut out the background noise, the bone-conduction phone goes right in the inner ear, allowing the user to hear clearly” (Ryan Watson, a Sanyo spokesman).

This alleviates a lot of damage being cause by users having to turn up their cellphones in loud environments. With this technology the inner ear is at ease instead of being stressed out by loud, unnatural noises. Hopefully it catches on and becomes a regular feature in future cell phones.

http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/news/2004/09/64963?currentPage=all

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