Dental professionals are at significant risk of developing permanent hearing damage and systemic health complications due to their profession, yet the majority of practitioners are not even aware that they are at risk. The aim of this article is to provide a comprehensive overview of the issue of noise-induced hearing loss in the dental profession, highlighting the essential points that demonstrate why they are at risk while providing solutions to prevent it from occurring.
- Demonstrate how noise-induced hearing loss is jeopardizing your career and overall health
- Examine how acute or chronic noise exposures can lead to long-term hearing issues
- Critique current hearing standards and their role in creating a false perception of safety
- Provide practical solutions to preserve your sense of sound and protect your systemic health
About the Author
Sam S. Shamardi, DMD, earned his dental degree at Tufts University and his periodontal certificate at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and Implant Surgery and practices full time while teaching part time at the Harvard Division of Periodontics. Dr. Shamardi lectures nationally and internationally and has published multiple articles. He is a member of the Catapult Education Speakers Bureau, a recognized dental entrepreneur, and the author of the Financial Survival Guide for Dentists.
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