Research has identified a link between the use of dental equipment and noise-induced hearing loss.
Dentists and dental professionals are at-risk for permanent hearing loss.
According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, noise-induced hearing loss is the most common occupational injury.
Dental Ear featuring:
patented Smart Wear™ stent technology developed by General Hearing.
Revolutionary advance in earmold technology allows for the comfort of a custom fit device without the need for messy, time-consuming impressions of the ears.
Sound reduction is achieved utilizing an attenuated filter system; allowing clear, natural communication while protecting the ear from hazardous sound levels.
DentalEar hearing protection systems are made of Medical grade, low durometer silicone that will never crack, shrink or harden.
The patented Nitinol stent can withstand many thousands of compressions and expansions without failure.
A "decibel" is the unit used to measure the loudness of sound.
Common types of damaging noise exposure in the dental office include:
high-speed turbine handpieces, high volume evacuators, ultrasonic scalers, ultrasonic cleaners, lab electric motors, plaster model trimmers, stone mixers/vibrators, and other lab machinery. Sound measurements of this equipment have been measured up to 91 dB and in excess of 100 dB with the use of certain air turbines.
- Protect your hearing
- Communicate with your patients
- Prevent noise fatigue
“The DentalEar has been wonderful to use as a device to help avoid
hearing loss. I appreciate the comfort and the ability to hear my patients
and staff, while not being subjected to the high frequency sounds from the
hand pieces and suction. For a number of years I have been interested in
finding a product specific to the needs of a dentist to address hearing
protection. Now I have the DentalEar and truly believe it is the best
solution to prolong my hearing. Thank you!”
— Bryan S. Casseday, D.D.S.
“DentalEar is a great product. I have looked
for many years for ear plugs that would be both functional and comfortable.
DentalEar gives me both; they are easy to put in and take out. They are
very comfortable and give me the protection while allowing me to hear the
patient and staff. I would recommend them to any dental professional.
They were well worth the investment in order to prevent future hearing
— Michael Klein, D.D.S.
“I truly wish that DentalEar had been around when I first started practicing
dentistry. I now know that I should have worn hearing protection
throughout my career.”
— Dr. George Roston
New York, NY
DentalEar has been named one of Dental Product Report’s top products.