Bose Corporation Noise Reduction Technology
On a flight from Zurich to Boston in 1978, Dr. Amar Bose formulated the basic concept and technology for a headset that could reproduce speech and music clearly - and simultaneously reduce unwanted cabin noise. His mathematical analysis was the foundation for a breakthrough, and began Bose’s relentless pursuit for a better headphone.
Over the next several years, a series of headset prototypes were built for the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army. And in 1986, a commercial prototype was successfully tested on the Voyager, a privately sponsored, non-stop around-the-world flight.
In 1989, the first commercially available active noise reduction headset was introduced by Bose - an aviation headset designed for communication in light aircraft and helicopters. Product improvements were introduced in 1995 with the Acoustic Noise Cancelling headset Series II, which was awarded “Product of the Year” by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). In 1998, the Bose Aviation Headset X was introduced, offering a breakthrough in performance with proprietary TriPort headphone structure. In 2010 the Bose A20 Aviation Headset is the most advanced aviation headset ever from Bose, delivering significantly greater noise reduction in loud environments, improved comfort, and a Bluetooth® interface. 2018 Bose introduces the industry's smallest, quietest, and most comfortable active noise cancelling communication headset engineered specifically for pilots operating moderately noisy pressurized turbine powered aircraft. The Bose ProFlight Aviation Headset incorporates more than 30 U.S. utility and design patents.
Bose has provided high performance communication headsets for pilots for almost 30 years. Our products are recognized for their high quality and reliability as well as for the comfort, clear communication and noise cancellation they provide. Our latest ProFlight Aviation Headset for professional and airline pilots builds on that reputation.
What started as Dr. Bose’s mathematical in-flight analysis has led to more than 40 years of headphone innovation for diverse and demanding environments. Throughout, Bose has never wavered from the fundamental belief that continuous research can enable better performance.