About Wireless Telephone Headsets

By Marques Williams

  • Overview

    Wireless telephone headsets have become more popular over the years, especially with cellphones. The freedom and flexibility that they allow have led to their increased use.
  • History

    Headsets were first invented in 1910 by Nathaniel Brown. However, the invention didn't catch on until World War II. These headsets would continue to improve until they led to wireless headsets. Wireless headsets came into prominence in the mid 1990s. They have since grown and evolved, with technology that allows each headset to have its own strengths.
  • Significance

    Wireless headsets have allowed users to have the freedom to move that other phones don't allow. Cordless phones are still popular, but they still require a hand to hold a phone in place. Wireless headsets allow for a person to have both hands free, which makes multitasking far easier.

  • Function

    Wireless headsets connect to a particular phone usually through a transmitter, but this depends on the type of headset. After properly set up, a person can travel a designated distance, while maintaining a clear signal for talking on the telephone. This added freedom is popular in business offices and for cellphones while driving.
  • Types

    There are monaural, which is one earpiece; binaural, which an earpiece for each ear with one audio signal; and stereo earpieces, which has two audio channels, one for each earpiece.The most popular wireless headset right now is the monaural, especially Bluetooth headset for cellphones.
  • Benefits

    Wireless headsets are good because they free up the hands, which is good when a person has other things to do while talking. Also, people that work in jobs that require lots of time on the phone are prone to neck issues from pressing a phone's handset between the ear and shoulder. Headsets allow for a better neck motion and can cut down on neck pain.
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