Sept 2019 Business Wire
EarAID is an intelligent earpiece that uses a patented electronic circuitry to instantaneously identify damaging sounds, isolate them, and compress them to safer levels, while allowing normal sounds to pass through naturally, as if nothing is in your ears. These earpieces are quite small, fit discreetly into the ear canal, are powered by a tiny hearing-aid battery, and can be turned on and off. EarAID comes with 6 different types of eartips to fit any ear canal, an optional lanyard, and a storage case.Forward Science acquires exclusive rights to intelligent, high-definition earpieces from Dental Innovations, LLC. Dental Innovations, LLC was founded by a periodontist with hopes of addressing issues confronted by dental professionals during daily practice.
Nearly 50 million Americans experience hearing loss. If hearing loss were officially considered a disability, it would rank as the largest disability class in the country. Dental offices have multiple sources of high decibel and frequency noises that can potentially damage hearing permanently. These noises include high-speed handpieces, high-volume suction, ultrasonic instruments, model trimmers, and other laboratory devices. Hearing loss is a cumulative and additive phenomenon; small exposures over time can result in permanent damage equivalent to that of high exposures in sudden bursts. Dental professionals have long careers and chronic exposure to these damaging noises are prevalent.
“The only real preventive solution is protection with noise reducing earpieces,” explains Dr. Sam Shamardi, DMD and founder of Dental Innovations. “I created the high-definition electronic earpieces to help the dental industry prevent noise-induced hearing loss. No other solution existed that could protect our hearing while still allowing us uncompromised communication with our patients and staff.” Forward Science has acquired the intelligent earpieces from Dental Innovations, LLC and will be rebranding them to EarAID™, The Intelligent Earpiece. “It is important to make known that this is not a typical noise-dampening earplug, but a smart earpiece,” states Forward Science Chief Technology Officer Brian Pikkula, PhD. “EarAID is more than just protection because it allows you to easily communicate at normal office audio levels, while protecting your ears from decibels that could cause permanent hearing damage.”