The Ear-Bone Microphone combines a bone conduction microphone and in-ear speaker into a single earpiece that fits comfortably in your ear. The bone conduction microphone converts sound waves into audible transmissions and does not interfere with your gas mask, shroud or helmet. The earpiece delivers your radio’s speaker output into your ear for clear and private radio reception. EarHugger’s patented design features an elliptical earpiece with a soft cushion that rotates to make optimal contact in any size ear. The Ear-Bone Mic is ideal for surveillance, SWAT, military and tactical use.
The Ear Bone Microphone offers an Auxiliary push to talk (PTT) port. Connect the remote PTT (sold separately) to the Aux PTT port on the main PTT. The cable is run inside or outside your clothing depending on your preference.
The Ear Bone Microphone is worn in your ear. It can be worn with the over-ear frame for added stability, or without the over-ear frame, with the cable dangling from the earpiece. Clip the PTT button to the center of your shirt or other convenient location. The cable is run inside or outside your shirt depending on your preference.
The Ear Bone Microphone is worn in your ear. It can be worn with the over-ear frame for added stability, or without the over-ear frame, with the cable dangling from the earpiece. Clip the PTT button to your vest on your shoulder or other convenient location. The cable is run inside or outside your vest depending on your preference.
The Ear Bone Microphone has been used by a number of our customers for teleconferencing and other every-day communications use cases. However, please note that the Ear Bone Mic was designed specifically for use in situations where traditional headsets cannot work - including use cases such as wearing a PPE that interferes with your ability to speak into a headset or speaker microphone. It was not designed for teleconferencing or everyday communications. You may find that the audio quality with a traditional headset is better for these types of use cases. We recommend the acoustic tube headset for everyday communications.
The Ear Bone Microphone is a one-size-fits-most earpiece. If you wear a standard size (medium) open ear insert with our eartube earpieces, the Ear Bone Microphone should fit you. Note that the Ear Bone Mic is sensitive to fit for good transmission. If the fit is not good transmission may be muffled. For users who the Ear Bone Mic doesn't fit will, we recommend the Throat Microphone as an alternative - the Throat Mic is designed for the same use cases as the Ear Bone Mic and fits almost everyone.
The transmit audio from the Ear Bone Microphone will sound more hollow and not as clear as a typical headset. This is due to the fact that the Ear Bone Microphone utilizes an induction microphone to convert sound waves into audio for transmission. Typical headsets utilize Condenser microphones - an entirely different technology. Transmit audio quality is also sensitive to fit.
Reception with the Ear Bone Microphone is as clear as any other headset. The Ear Bone Microphone includes a full-range speaker for reception.
The earpiece fits equally well in either ear. The over ear frame is also reversible if you choose to wear it with the frame.
The Ear Bone Mic is worn beneath the shroud. The addition of a shroud or other form fitting covering to the head which helps hold the bone mic more securely in place will generally serve to improve the conductivity of the ear bone mic.
Yes. As long as you can place the ear bone mic in the ear, you should be good to go. Most industrial SCBA systems leave the ear open for an earpiece or headset. The Ear Bone Mic is an excellent choice as the bone conduction technology allows you to speak and be understood without removing your respirator and without placing a microphone within your respirator.
The remote push to talk (PTT) button is an optional accessory and is not required for the Ear Bone Microphone to work. The remote PTT is helpful in situations where you need a PTT button located on your finger or another location separate from the main PTT. The Bone Mic has a built in PTT button located approximately 30" from the radio connector on the main wire. Most models of the Ear Bone Mic include a 2.5mm remote PTT port on the side of the Inline PTT. You can attach the remote PTT button to the inline PTT here. When attached, both the main PTT and the remote PTT will activate the transmit function on your handheld.
The Earbone microphone contains inductive microphones that make contact with the ear bone at the base of the ear. The inductive microphones convert sound vibrations to audible communication for transmission.
A bone microphone converts sound vibrations transmitted in the ear bone or skull into audible transmissions using a combination of inductive microphones and audio filtering technology.
The Earbone microphone is intended to enable bone conduction transmission, and does not enable hearing in the deaf. The receive broadcast is output using an integrated speaker within the earpiece.
This Earbone microphone is not designed to help with paralyzed vocal cords or inability to speak normally. The bone conduction technology utilizes sound waves traveling from the vocal cords through the ear bone – requiring the vocal cords to be working for audible transmit.