Research has identified a link between the use of dental equipment and permanent, noise-induced hearing loss in dentistry. Hearing loss is considered the most common work-related injury and is 100% preventable. DentalEar is the only self-forming, high-fidelity hearing protection system designed specifically for dentists and dental professionals. It allows you to protect your hearing while still allowing for clear, natural communication between patients and staff. It utilizes a flat, 15-dB filtered system that keeps speech sounding exactly the same but reduces the sounds in the hazardous range to keep you safe. The patented medical stent technology is thermally activated to custom fit your ears each time it is inserted—no need for messy, time-consuming impressions of the ears. It’s comfortable enough to wear all day and offered with a risk-free trial period. For more information, call (800) 362-8153.

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