Ear Plugs for Dentists & Hygienists
Hearing protection for dentists, dental assistants, and dental hygienists is critically important. High-speed dental drills, ultrasonic cleaners, and high speed turbine hand pieces are just a few potential hearing hazards. This essential dental lab machinery can cause serious hearing damage and even tinnitus. Even when very loud noise only occurs intermittently, a small dose of hazardous noise still causes a small amount of hearing damage -- and that damage is cumulative and irreversible.
Far too often, dental professionals do not notice how this gradual noise-induced hearing loss is affecting them until it is too late. Fortunately, ear plugs present many excellent solutions for dentist hearing protection.
When it comes to hearing protection, dentists and hygienists have unique needs:
- The Right Amount of Noise Blocking: Noise blocking is certainly called for, but don't overdo it. Even an NRR 5 ear plug can help take the edge off hazardous noise and stave off a considerable amount of hearing damage over the years. Additionally, noise blocking specifically in the high frequency range is most critical for dentists.
- Natural Sound Hearing: The best ear plugs for dentists must provide the ability for the dentist to clearly hear and converse with the patient. Natural sound hearing ear plugs provide that capability: the ear plugs do not need to be removed to hold a normal conversation. Most natural sound ear plugs are geared toward musicians, but they also tend to offer the right amount of noise attenuation and natural sound hearing to make them an ideal choice for dentist ear plugs.
- Discreet Appearance: Obviously wearing ear plugs around the office may be an unappealing prospect for many dental professionals. The dentist ear plugs listed here have all been chosen because they offer the right amount of noise blocking, because they allow natural hearing and conversation, and because they feature a low-profile fit.
The products listed below all offer these important features for dental professionals seeking hearing protection. Note that both the ER-Model and Westone 49 professional lab molded custom ear plugs below are the most visibly obvious when worn, but in exchange, they also provide the clearest natural sound hearing, a trade-off some dentists prefer. We also offer an electronic ear plug, the GSP-15, which offers the capability to switch freely between a hearing protection mode and a sound amplification mode: an excellent option for dental professionals who already suffer from some degree of hearing loss.
|EARasers Hi-Fi Reusable Ear Plugs for Dentists and Hygienists|
A specialized hearing protection solution is now finally available for dentists and hygienists. These plugs help take the edge off hazardous drill noise, and they allow for clear conversation with patients without the need to remove the ear plugs. Extremely discreet and low-profile.
Current Price: $39.99
|EarPeace High Fidelity Hearing Protection Ear Plugs|
EarPeace plugs keep auditory details clear, so you can hear voices and music clearly and safely at your favorite concerts, music festivals, motor races, nightclubs, or even at the movie theater. Three neutral colors for subtle wear anywhere. Control the volume!
Current Price: $12.95
|Crescendo Vocals Musicians Ear Plugs (NRR 10)|
(NRR 10) Crescendo Vocals is part of the elite Crescendo line of natural sound musician's ear plugs. Crescendo Vocals plugs are especially tuned and attenuated for vocalists, and they work well for all moderately loud venues. Perfect for pop concerts and rock shows.
|Crescendo Music Musicians Ear Plugs (NRR 12)|
(NRR 12) Crescendo Music ear plugs are all-purpose natural sound musician's ear plugs. Unlike the other Crescendo musicians plugs, the Music model is not tuned to a specific type of music; instead, the Crescendo Music is a great and affordable choice for all styles of music.
|MusicSafe Pro Professional Musicians Ear Plugs (NRR 8/11/16)|
(NRR 8/11/16) MusicSafe Pro Natural Sound ear plugs from Europe let you clearly hear music or voices without distortion while they protect your hearing. Each set includes three interchangeable sets of acoustic filters and a sturdy carry case.
Current Price: $28.95
|MusicSafe Classic Natural Sound Musicians Ear Plugs (NRR 11/16)|
(NRR 11/16) Alpine MusicSafe Classic Natural Sound ear plugs offer two sets of interchangeable acoustic filters that let you hear naturally, while you adjust the level of attenuation based on whether you need more or less protection.
Current Price: $24.95
|Killnoise Musician and Concert Ear Plugs (1 Pair w/ Premium Carry Pouch)|
(NRR 9) Killnoise Earplugs for Music and Noise block only dangerous and damaging noises, while letting through the sounds one wants to hear. Ideal for performing live music, attending concerts, going clubbing, travel, and daily wear by those with sound sensitivity.
Current Price: $8.99
|MusicMinders™ Music Lover’s Ear Plugs (One Pair w/Carry Case)|
(NRR 19) MusicMinders™ Music Lover’s Ear Plugs feature the unique Hocks Noise Braker®
Filters that protect your hearing while still letting you clearly hear voices and all the music, but without the distortion you get
with ordinary earplugs.
Current Price: $8.53
|Mack's New High Fidelity Hear Plugs (NRR 12) (2 Filters + 2 Sizes of Plugs + Carry Case)|
(NRR 12) Features breakthrough natural sound technology with acoustic filters that reduce the volume of sound, without minimal distortion. With Mack's Hear Plugs, you will be able to hear and understand people speaking with you even in noisy venues.
Current Price: $17.95
|Etymotic GSP-15 GunSport PRO™ High-Definition Electronic Ear Plugs|
(NRR 25) Etymotic GSP15 Electronic Ear Plugs provide the benefits of an advanced electronic shooter's ear muff in a compact ear plug form. Two modes of protection allow you to customize your hearing protection on the fly, choosing from natural sound hearing with smart protection from constant, hazardous background noises, or powerful amplification of quiet sounds, all with blast protection from gunshot noises.
|Perfect-Fit™ Model AF Custom-Fit Natural Sound Ear Plugs (One Pair)|
Perfect-FitTM Model AF Natural Sound Ear Plugs offer a better way to protect your hearing: Accurately tuned flat response acoustic filters provide hearing protection without distorting sound quality. Includes FREE impression kit!
Current Price: $174.50
|Perfect-Fit™ Model ER Custom-Fit Natural Sound Musicians Ear Plugs (One Pair)|
Perfect-FitTM Model ER natural sound ear plugs were invented for professional musicians and they offer serious concert and club goers a terrific solution as well. Inconspicuous, comfortable, and best of all, no sound distortion. Includes FREE
Current Price: $160.50
|Westone Model 49 Custom-Fit Natural Sound Musicians Ear Plugs (One Pair)|
Westone Model 49 custom-fit musician ear plugs are the first choice of performing musicians around the world. Your choice of 9, 15, or 25 dB filters (one pair), one set of solid filters, and impression kit. Includes FREE impression kit!
Current Price: $173.50