now hear this: new ear plugs on the way. - wireless ear plugs
Military maintenance personnel may soon be beneficiaries of small digital devices that will protect them from permanent hearing losses caused by the roar of jet fighter turbines.
Designed by adaptive technologyfor the F-
35 joint fighters.
A spokesman for the company said QuietCom earbuds can prevent high-intensity environmental noise while allowing clear communication and improved voice clarity among Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force ground crew.
The inside of the earbuds is a micro microphone and speaker.
"Through the process called active noise reduction, the sound inside the ear is actively canceled," the spokesman explained . " He added that although the technology is already in use in headphones.
"This is the first practical application of this technology in the deep sea.
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"The roar of the fighter is one of the" biggest voices "in the world. in an ejection launch, the aircraft carrier crew standing on the foul line can reach 150 decibels. " he said.
An unprotected exposure can result in permanent hearing loss.