Telephone headsets are telephone accessories that can take the place of telephone handsets. Like regular headsets, they are worn over or around the head with a microphone extended near the mouth. They have a wire that is plugged into the telephone jack or telephone line through an amplifier unit or a headset adapter.
Telephone headsets allow hands-free operation and comfortable telephone communication for extended periods. They are commonly used in telemarketing companies and call centers where talking on the telephone is the main activity.
Types of Telephone Headsets
Kinds of Telephone Headsets include the following:
Headband telephone headsets are worn over the head and ears.
They have adjustable headbands for fitting different head sizes.
They are ideal for dependent and intensive telephone users.
Ear band telephone headsets go over one ear.
They only have one ear piece.
They are ideal for low to medium telephone users who need to work with their hands while on the phone and want to take them off after using them.
They can also be used with cell phones while driving.
Choosing Telephone Headsets (Buying tips)
Controls: Choose a telephone headset with easily accessible controls for altering the headset tone and volume, and controlling the microphone sensitivity. Mute button: Look for a telephone headset with a mute button option that you can turn on while the person on the other end of the line is talking to tone down environmental noise.
Adapter: Choose a telephone headset with a general purpose headset adapter that allows you to use it in different types of telephones. Padding: Look for a telephone headset with thick foam padding on the ear pieces for better comfort.