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Sonitus Audio Interface Positioned Beyond The Noise

Sonitus is a unique communications platform that uses a specially designed mouthpiece clipped to the rear molars of the user. The benefits are communications that secure and usable even in the noisiest environments.


Sonitus’ patent protected system is built around a technology that creates a new audio path “supersense” for wireless communication, eliminating the need for ear pieces, microphones and wires on the head. A secure, comfortable mouthpiece that clips on your tooth becomes the single point of contact for incoming and outgoing wireless audio communication and augmented awareness. The mouthpiece uses the body itself to exclude outside influences.

The Mouthpiece is a device custom-fit for each user. A Near-Field Magnetic Induction (NFMI) link is established between the Mouthpiece and the Tactical Neckloop to facilitate wire free connection with the rest of the system. The Mouthpiece contains a bone conduction speaker, an embedded waterproof microphone, and a wirelessly rechargeable battery.

The Mouthpiece utilizes bone conduction to allow the operator to hear incoming communications. Bone conduction is the transmission of sound to the inner-ear (called the cochlea) through the bones of the skull or teeth. The Mouthpiece translates sound into vibration on the teeth, which is translated back into sound by the inner-ear.

The Mouthpiece comes equipped with an embedded, waterproof microphone that allows the operator to transmit outgoing communications by speaking normally. When transmitting communications, whisper levels up to loud speaking are well-captured.

(Via Sonitus.)

Science fiction authors have made good use of this idea. In 1923, fabled writer and editor Hugo Gernsback applied for a patent for his osophone using bone conduction; this patent was granted in 1924.

If you click through to the osophone article, you'll see that it also used teeth bits to transmit sound.

Author Robert Heinlein used the idea in his 1951 novel The Puppet Masters; he called it an audio relay.

SF author David Brin made use of a similar idea using a different technology in his 1990 novel Earth. He called it a subvocal input device.

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