Uses and Benefits of Noise Cancelling HeadsetsAnthony Dejolde8/03/14 3:51amFiled to: Noise cancelling headsetsnoisescancellingearpiecesgadgetbenefits of noise cancelling headsets03EditPromoteShare to KinjaGo to permalinkLoud Noises! They can ruin my day, anytime. I'm a writer, and irritatingly, I'm disturbed by various noises every day. AdvertisementHuge trucks, cars, and all kinds of vehicles make annoying noises in my area all the time. Wondering why? With an unfortunate twist of fate, I was led to live beside a highway. (Well, it's a long story, so I'll leave it at that.) AdvertisementMoving on, adding salt to the wound, and rubbing it on just a little (ouch!), in front of my house, a karaoke rental outlet belts out loud anxiety-laden sounds all the time. If that's not enough, technicians tinker with their booming stereo speakers all day, everyday. See the picture I'm in? Irritating loud noises are my no.1 enemy. They stop me from doing my art. How can you write, you may ask? (No writer in his right mind would like to work in such an environment.) SponsoredThank God, noise cancelling headsets were invented! It used to be that the aviation and industrial markets are the only ones privileged to use these magical gadgets, now they are readily available from every retail outlet. Do you also want to block the noise from your noisy surroundings so you can work? With this auditory wonders it's doable. Praise God, with them I can work on my writing assignments in silence. (Well almost, 'cause they can't really drown all the noises. At least they have reduced most of the disturbances.) AdvertisementLet me show you how these headphones came into being. Here's a short history.How do noise cancelling headsets work, anyway?They utilize microphones and fancy tech processing to generate an opposite sound wave going against the one that's on its way to your ears. Simply put—it's an inverse sound wave. AdvertisementThis wave on an opposite direction is sent via the headphone driver, and if done right, the wave (inverse one) cancels out any sound wave that may intrude. Say, while on a flight, the headphones supplied you will create an inverse wave to block engines' noises. Just to elaborate—with the sound wave, you'll hear lesser engine noise.Source: Are Noise Cancelling Headphones Worth It?