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Dentist Hearing Loss Products - Noise Induced Hearing Loss

Whether you already have hearing loss or you are just starting your career, you no longer need to put yourself at risk. 

The Dentist Hearing Loss Products hearing protection system protects you from hazardous noise in your workplace.

Everyday, we experience sound in our environment.  Normally, we hear these sounds at safe levels that do not affect our hearing.  However, when we are exposed to harmful noises, like sounds that are too loud or loud sounds generated over a period of time ... such as sound generated by dental equipment, then the hair cells in the inner ear can be damaged, causing noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL).  Once damaged, those hair cells cannot be repaired.

Some of the abnormalities include metabolic exhaustion of the hair cells, structural changes and degeneration of structures within the hair cells, morphological changes of the cilia, ruptures of cell membranes, and complete degeneration and loss of hair cells, neural cells and supporting cells.

There are several symptoms commonly associated with noise induced hearing loss.  To determine if you have signs of NIHL ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do you have difficulty understanding conversation when two or more people are talking at the same time?
  • Do you have increased difficulty understanding conversation when in a noisy environment such as a restaurant?
  • Do family members or staff members frequently remark that you have missed what has been said?
  • Do you have to ask others to repeat what they have said or respond inappropriately at times?
  • Do many people you talk to seem to mumble or not speak clearly?
  • Do you have increased difficulty understanding the speech of women and/or children?
  • Do you have ringing, called tinnitus, in your ears?

Dentist Ear Plugs - Noise Induced Hearing LossTinnitus can be a sign of trauma to the ear caused by listening to sounds that are too loud.  For more information on tinnitus, visit The American Tinnitus Association at

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) mandates that employers provide hearing conservation programs for their employees in workplaces where noise levels equal or exceed 85 dB(A) for an eight-hour time-weighted average.  An occupational hearing conservation program includes engineering and administrative controls to reduce noise exposures, employee training in the use of hearing protection and annual audiometry for all workers who are exposed to noise.

Dental ear plugs are offered with a Lifetime Warranty
and will be replaced at no charge should the body or stent fail due to faulty material or workmanship.

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