January 17, 2014 12:20 PM Subscribe
Is there a device of some kind that will allow me to listen to music on my ear buds and still hear my desk telephone ringing?
posted by BrianJ to Technology (10 answers total)
I work in an office environment where people are exceptionally loud. That's being generous. It is so loud, in fact, that there are moments when I want to be able to slip in my ear buds and listen to my own music or even white noise instead of the incessant, mindless chatter. Headphones or ear buds are prohibited in my office, though, as they would allegedly prevent me from being able to hear my desk telephone ring. I've done it in the past and even though I could clearly hear my phone ringing and did answer it, I was reprimanded for doing so.
Is there some sort of device or adapter that I could connect to my standard issue desk telephone that would allow me to both listen to my music *and* hear the telephone ring should a call come in?
I've tried searching Google and am coming up empty, short of something like a Plantronics headset which doesn't really allow me to do what I want to do.