Can bone conduction be worse than air conduction?
Also, which is better air or bone conduction?
Normal individuals will hear the tone better by air conduction. In conductive hearing loss, bone conduction is greater than air conduction, because bone conduction bypasses problems in the external or middle ear. In sensorineural hearing loss, the tone is louder on the normal side.
Likewise, what is the difference between bone conduction and air conduction?
A Rinne test evaluates hearing loss by comparing air conduction to bone conduction. Air conduction hearing occurs through air near the ear, and it involves the ear canal and eardrum. Bone conduction hearing occurs through vibrations picked up by the ear's specialized nervous system.
Yes. Bone conduction headphones are safe to wear. The technology has been used by audiologists in the development of hearing aid devices since the 1970s. Bone conduction headphones may be considered unsafe if you were to listen through them at high volumes, but this is also true of regular headphones and earbuds.