A group of British scientists from the University of London claims to have found a method through which you can get rid of the panic fear of the drill.
Researchers suggest that patients wear special headphones when visiting the dentist, through which they can listen to specially selected music or their favorite recordings. The voice of the doctor or nurse will also be able to reach him, and the whistle of the drill will not be passed by the electronic filter.
A microphone installed next to the drill will pick up sounds of exactly the frequency that you want to suppress.
The idea of such a device belongs to Brian Millar, professor at the University of London Dental Institute. He, in turn, borrowed it from the designers of the Lotus car, who tried to reduce the penetration of unpleasant road sounds into the cabin, leaving the driver to hear the warning signals of other cars.
“Our device will save people from the fear of getting their teeth drilled,” Millar assures.
Mark Atherton of the Brunel University School of Engineering and Design pointed out that it is necessary to maintain the possibility of voice contact of people during treatment.
“You can’t turn off a patient,” says Atherton. “You can’t just plug his ears, because the doctor’s commands and remarks may be important to him.”
The creators of the device are now looking for investors in order to produce a similar drill silencer on an industrial basis and equip as many British dentists as possible with it.
We will remind, earlier British researchers found that the most likely to meet with God are the patients of the dentist. The experts came to the conclusion after a poll, in which over a thousand people took part. More than 30% of them said that they saw the Almighty in the dentist’s office.