OCCUPATIONAL ULTRASONIC NOISE EXPOSURE AMONG DENTISTS- AN OVERVIEW
Dr. Manisha Sinha and Dr. Nalini MS, MDS*
Dental professionals are exposed to various sound levels in the operatory which can cause potential damage to hearing ability. This paper aims to highlight the auditory and nonauditory hazards of noise exposure in dental operatory. Various tests are being advised which assess the auditory functions in dental professionals. Appropriate measures has to be followed by the dentists as well as in the operatory area to minimise risk of unwanted noise exposure and its consequences.
Keywords: Occupational ultrasonic noise, Hearing loss, Auditory functions evaluation.
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