PHOX ears

Parabolic, Head-mounted, Orientable, eXtrasensory Listening Device

The Electronic Fox Ears helmet is a listening device that changes its wearer’s experience of hearing. A pair of articulated parabolic microphones and built-in bone conduction transducers allow the wearer to sharply direct their attention to faraway sound sources. Joysticks in each hand control the orientations of the microphones. Our device draws on a tradition of wearable technologies and prosthetic art that blur the boundaries of human perception.


Gershon Dublon






Kleinberger, Rebecca, et al. “Phox ears: a parabolic, head-mounted, orientable, extrasensory listening device.” NIME. 2015.