Comfort Dreams Patient Relaxation Headphones
Comfort Dreams Relaxation Headphones
Hager's Comfort Dreams patient relaxation headphones can help calm patients by canceling out noise from the handpiece and other sources.
Hager Worldwide's Comfort Dreams patient relaxation headphones help dental professionals provide a relaxing experience for patients. With Comfort Dreams' noise-canceling ability, clinicians can reduce patient anxiety during dental procedures by plugging the headphones into any portable audio device. This allows patients to listen to the audio of their choice, rather than the noise of the dental handpiece.
A mix of 11 dentists and hygienists conducted this Dental Product Shopper evaluation, rating and commenting on Comfort Dreams' noise cancelling ability, how well it reduces patient anxiety, and more.
Comfort Dreams stereo headphones feature a standard 3.5 mm input cable, making it compatible with nearly every mainstream mobile phone, MP3 player, and other audio devices. Integrated Volume Management Technology manages output volume up to 82 dB, and the headphones have a noise reduction rating of 25.
In rating the comfort of the headphones, 3 evaluators called it excellent, 5 called it very good, 2 called it good, and 1 called it fair. One evaluator said their favorite feature was 'the comfort level... so comfortable! And they stay on! Ear buds don't.'
An evaluator with 6 years of experience in dentistry said, 'Patients can easily use it. It can be hooked directly into a personal cell phone where a personalized music list can be played.' Another enjoyed a 'nice, snug fit.' A hygienist that practices in Oregon said, 'They were comfortable and did a pretty good job at blocking sound.'
Some of the evaluators reported the Comfort Dreams headphones seemed a bit bulky and tightfor some patients. One said, 'It is a little large. I kept bumping into the ear piece with my hand while working on patients.' This same evaluator gave the headphones an overall satisfaction rating of very good. Another added, 'If the patient has earrings on, it is uncomfortable to use and too tight against the head.'
Evaluators were asked to rate the noise cancelling ability of Comfort Dreams, as well. Two called it excellent, 6 called it very good, and 3 called it good. One evaluator reported, 'They were very comfortable, effective, and easy to use. My patients loved the noise cancellation that they provided.'
Because of Comfort Dreams' extensive ability to cancel outside noise, a few of the evaluators would like to see the ability to communicate more easily with patients while they are using the headphones. One evaluator said 'I would like a switch or something installed where the patient doesn't have to take headphones off when the dentist wants to instruct the patient during the procedure.'
Impact on the Practice
Comfort Dreams patient relaxation headphones can be easily cleaned with disinfectant spray. They also come with disposable pads that cover the headphone earpieces that can be changed between patients. An audio cable is also included.
The ability to reduce patient anxiety was rated as excellent by 3 evaluators, as very good by 4, and as good by 4. An Illinois-based evaluator said the headphones were a 'very good tool to reduce patient anxiety.'
An evaluator with 25 years of experience said, 'The patients liked the retro feel to the headphones this seemed to engage patients in a happy place, which is always good, and a positive distraction. [There were] fun and goofy reactions from patients and staff, but everyone was willing to try to see what they could hear. I think ear buds are great, but after awhile they can cause the ear canal to become sore.'
Value was called very good by 4 evaluators, and good by 1. Six of the evaluators declined to rate this aspect of Comfort Dreams. The evaluators also rated ease of infection control. One evaluator called it excellent, 7 called it very good, and 2 called it good (1 evaluator declined to rate this feature). One evaluator called this his favorite feature.
When the evaluators were asked to rate their overall satisfaction with the product, 2 called it excellent, 6 called it very good, 2 called it good, and 1 called it fair. Ten of the 11 evaluators also said they would definitely or probably recommend Comfort Dreams to colleagues in the dental profession.
A hygienist evaluator, who practices in Oregon, said, 'I find that 1 of the most relaxing things a patient can have is their own music. They know what they want to hear and being able to provide a great set of headphones that blocks out unfamiliar, scary noises is priceless.'
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