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Dental personnel are exposed to noise of different levels while working in dental clinics or laboratories. Dental laboratory machine, dental hand – piece, ultrasonic scalers, amalgamators, high speed evacuation, and other items produce sound noise at different sound levels, which will over time, severely damage hearing.
Long term ultrasonic noise exposure has shown to have had damaging effects on dental hygienists hearing causing high frequency loss at 3000 Hz and above.
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According to studies, under any working conditions high speed dental air turbines produce frequencies (average 6860 Hz) high enough to cause hearing loss.
The left ear of right handed dentist show a greater loss of hearing due to the proximity of the noise source. It is recommended that the dentists should wear ear protectors.
Noise levels in dental laboratories was reported to be much higher than in those in dental clinics especially with some cutting activities. Steam cleaning and sand blasting for instance can produce noise levels up to 90dB, and compressed air blasts up to 96dB. Laboratory engines (81.42dB) laboratory electrometer (74.95dB). high and low speed hand piece (72.91dB and 69.71dB respectively).
Noise level for some laboratory equipment was above 85dB the widely used benchmark standard. osha.gov
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