The purpose of this pilot study was to survey dentists in the St. Louis area to assess their subjective opinion of commonly used dental handpieces as well as history of noise exposure and use of hearing protection. Selected handpieces were then chosen to measure their output levels and determine if emissions are hazardous to the auditory system.
Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine
Noise; Hearing Loss, Noise-Induced; Dentists
Clark, William W.
Bono, Susanna Storm, "Are there hazardous auditory effects of high-frequency turbines and ultrasonic dental scalers on dental professionals?" (2006). Independent Studies and Capstones. Paper 203. Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine.