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Active Noise Control

By Johny Ferdor

Have you ever heard of noise-cancelling headphones or headsets? Well, technically they are called active noise control headset and headphones.

It’ll be best to learn more about active noise control and how it differs from noise-cancelling technology or feature that some phones used. We will also know its applications and who are the people who use them and for what purpose.

Well of course, anybody may use devices with active noise control technology however it is mostly used by business organizations such as call centers and for other businesses who relies on business on the phone. These type of businesses or industries look for phones with DECT technology. DECT technology are products that are tagged as noise-cancelling phones or active noise control. Nowadays,anybody can have phones with active noise control since they are more abundant these days unlike before. Active noise control is especially helpful when you need to talk to somebody on the phone while everybody else are shouting in the background. You won’t need to run and find a quiet place. Your listener will hear your clearly even with all those background noise.

On the other hand, some industries most especially call center industries uses this technology to make sure that customers will be able to hear them clearly on the phone. This will enhance the phone and the business as well. People who travels and works while on the go use phones with this feature.

How does active noise control work? Active noise control involves electro-acoustic generation of sound field according to a book of Colin N. Hansen who used electronics and mechanics in explaining active noise control. However, this is a more complex way of explaining it. In layman’s term, active noise control means cancelling, eliminating or minimizing the unwanted sound. Another way of saying this is that active noise control enhances the primary source of sound.

In the later part of Colin N. Hansen’s book, he explained and made predictions on how far the technology can go and which other equipment or devices active noise control can be applied.

Learn more about Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones by Johny Ferdor at noise cancelling microphones headsets.

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Ferdor, Johny "Active Noise Control." Active Noise Control. 25 Aug. 2010. 13 Jun 2017 <>.

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Ferdor, J (2010, August 25). Active Noise Control. Retrieved June 13, 2017, from

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Ferdor, Johny "Active Noise Control"

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