Inventing the Ericotone
From an e-mail I received in
2001 when inquiring who invented the Ericotone
I know for sure his last name was Bauman and I think his first was
Ed, but I'll try to verify that. It was one of those "accidental"
inventions. He was working in the lab and accidentally created what we all refered
to as "Garbage Tones", just an array of tones that were very penetrating yet not
annoying. He demonstrated it to us in sales and we liked it, so he went about trying
to figure out how to mount it inside the Ericofon. The printed circuit board in the
cavity between the earpiece and transmitter was the answer. The lab at that time was
a two story building/house on the north side of the entrance gate to the plant. I worked
in the house on the corner, in the living room. The rest is history.