You know that high pitched sound of the hand drill that most of us cringe from? Well, being around that all day can put your dentist at risk for developing a noise-induced hearing loss. Special hearing protection is available in order to lower the damaging noise while still allowing them to converse with the patient. Of course, if one notices a change in their hearing then a hearing test is also a good idea, to see how much the noise is affecting them. Tag a dentist, hygienist or dental student you care about!