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Tech of the Month: Headphones (the Aftershokz Trekz Titanium Mini)

Experiencing music in a different way

Ever thought about using your cheekbones to experience music? It sounds futuristic but these headphones (Aftershokz Trekz Titanium Mini) allow you to do just that!

Are you scratching your head wondering how this is possible? Well, the headphones work through bone conduction: they turn sound into small vibrations which are sent through your bones into your inner ear. They don’t cover your ears but sit in front of them on your cheekbones. By connecting them to your music device you can experience music.

Here’s how to set them up…

• Switch on the headphones
• Switch on Bluetooth on your music device
• Connect the headphones to your music device
• Press play and experience music through your cheekbones!

What you might like about these headphones

• They are light and small, not big and bulky
• They don’t sit in your ear, so you can still use them if you wear hearing aids or if you often have ear infections
• They are rechargeable
• They have a microphone so can be used for phone calls

Deaf young people said they experienced music in different ways with bone conduction headphones. Some of them said they could hear the music. Others said they couldn’t hear the music but they enjoyed feeling the music’s vibrations and being able to dance to the same beats as their friends.

Interested in borrowing bone conduction headphones?

If you want to borrow them all you have to do is…

• Visit the Technology Test Drive page and go to headphones
• Click on the link for the online order form. If you are under 16, ask your parent or carer to fill in the form. If you’re over 16 you can register as an NDCS member for free and fill in the form yourself or call the helpline on 0808 800 8880
• Try out the Aftershokz Trekz Titanium Mini headphones
• Return the Aftershokz Trekz Titanium Mini headphones and the feedback form to NDCS

Got any questions?

If you have any questions about the Aftershokz Trekz Titanium Mini headphones or our Technology Test Drive, just email youngmember@ndcs.org.uk.

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