Nice product presentation on the left, don’t you think?
Now what exactly are they? The latest in clear maxillary molar implants?
Wrong. You stick them in your ears. You. The dental professional. Yes, you, the person who is losing their hearing and doesn’t mind spending about a grand to protect what’s left of your stereocilia.
Not losing your hearing? Then prove it to yourself. Take the test below in a quiet place. Naturally you need to have speakers turned up to about medium to hear all the frequencies. The higher ranges are what are known as the “mosquito” ringtones, which are outside the audible range of people over 30, and often used by the young-uns to send stealth text messages to each other.
There have been a few inconclusive studies published in the dental journals this decade about the concern that high decibel-level noise is an occupational hazard in dental practices. We thought that now would be a good time to gather a little of our own anecdotal evidence, and see how dentists’ hearing stacks up to the general population.
Be sure to use your browser’s “back” button to come back to this page each time until you’ve figured out which frequency is your upper limit.
The University of New South Wales in Australia has posted this test if you’d like a more comprehensive hearing exam. And if it looks like your future may be one of geriatric deafness, you might want to give thought to the benefits of a pair of DentalEars.
UPDATE: We just realized that the price of DentalEars has been reduced to $695, which definitely brings this into the value arena. They probably wouldn’t be a bad idea to wear to arena concerts, too.
Did I hear $595? Or maybe I’ve been damaged by my ultrasonics ;/ DentalEar runs specials from time to time so you may even be able to get a lower price. Sounds like I might be too late getting a pair for myself.
This is a serious issue in dentistry. Check out a recent podcast on the issue:
Visit http://www.thedoctorsearplugs.com to learn more about the issues that RDH’s and dentists face!