HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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. Industry specific, 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.”
Dental Innovations, LLC spent years researching to create the product with a company that had the backing of nearly a hundred patents and a proven record of scientific efficacy. After an in-depth, multi-year American Dental Association Professional Product Review, it is now recommended by the ADA. Dr. Sam Shamardi shares, “We know the product works, we just needed to find a better way to get our message out to the dental industry. As a practicing periodontist and part-time clinical instructor at Harvard University, I knew I couldn’t build a company around this product alone, so I went to the company that has proven success in launching niche’ based products to the dental industry, Forward Science.”
“Forward Science was founded with a mission to innovate current technology into cost-effective solutions to change more lives,” shares Forward Science CEO Robert J. Whitman. “No different than oral diseases, xerostomia, or mucositis, hearing loss can present many challenges to people’s lives. We are excited to continue the great work from Dr. Shamardi and launch EarAID to prevent hearing loss worldwide.”
About Forward Science
Forward Science is a privately held MedTech company based in Houston, Texas. OralID, Forward Science’s flagship product, is an award-winning oral cancer screening device that allows clinicians to discover abnormalities that may not be seen under traditional white light examinations. With the success of OralID, Forward Science continued to focus on moving science forward in the oral healthcare industry by launching advanced diagnostic testing products (CytID, hpvID, phID, PathID) along with treatment options (SalivaMAX, SalivaCAINE, Sitavig). In addition to developing proprietary, state-of-the-art products, Forward Science has partnered with industry leaders to provide new and effective solutions to the dental community. Forward Science designs, develops, and manufactures their products in-house, ensuring the highest quality of standards coupled with superior customer service. Forward Science has quickly evolved into the industry leader for providing oral healthcare products worldwide. To learn more about any of Forward Science’s products, please visit www.ForwardScience.com or call 855-696-7254.
About Dental Innovations
Dental Innovations, LLC is a privately held company based originally in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It was founded by Dr. Sam Shamardi, a board-certified practicing periodontist and clinical instructor at the Harvard Dental Division of Periodontology. Dental Innovations was founded with the primary goal of bringing novel solutions to the dental profession that targets long-standing yet unaddressed issues within the field, starting with the significant issue of noise-induced hearing loss. Dr. Shamardi has lectured both nationally and internationally on this critical topic. It is his Dental Innovations goal to continue developing products that help the profession move forward.