Welcome to ORL Productions!
ORL Productions is a family video business started by ear, nose and throat physician Ben Lounsbury. Our videos promote hygienic behaviors that improve public health at low cost. They are effective because they are entertaining. The videos are ideal for classrooms, workplace health and wellness programs, hospitals, waiting rooms, public health conferences and community gatherings. In other words, any place people can spend five minutes watching a public service message.
All of the videos are dubbed in multiple languages, including Spanish, Canadian French, and American Sign Language (ASL), to reach a wide audience.
The videos are created by Dr. Lounsbury in consultation with his health profession colleagues.
Latest News from ORL
September 2014 Spread of enterovirus among children calls for renewed effort on respiratory hygiene
It is more important than ever to teach children proper cough and sneeze etiquette and hand washing. The CDC says that the enterovirus EV-D68 likely spreads much like a typical cold – “when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or touches contaminated surfaces.” Teach children respiratory and hand hygiene in a way that they’ll remember and enjoy by using our videos.
January 28, 2014 Travel time and Flu Season
Caught on a cross country flight with a lot of sneezing passengers? Let's start a campaign to encourage airlines to teach cough etiquette and show "Why Don't W Do It In Our Sleeves?"
January 2014, Cold and Flu Season
Keep your audience smiling while you use our videos to teach these lessons from the Centers for Disease Control.
The CDC recommends these simple steps to help stop the spread of germs.
• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
• Put your used tissue in the waste basket.
• If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow, not your hands.
• You may be asked to put on a facemask to protect others.
• Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for 20 seconds.
• If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
February is National Children's Dental Health Month January 24, 2012
Each year the American Dental Association sponsors National Children's Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health.
It is a good time to watch "Icky Tooth." You can view it on our site. Click "watch videos." Other activity ideas are available on the web site of the American Dental Association, www.ada.org.
Halloween is the time for “Icky Tooth” . October 20, 2011
It is almost Halloween, the nightmare holiday for tooth decay. Show your children “Icky Tooth” and then watch them brush and floss the candy bits away.
Flu vaccination season is nearly upon us. Teach your employees good hygiene. August 27, 2011
Vaccination is one major leg of flu prevention. The other two are hygienic coughing and hand washing, both of which are taught in Duet for Clean Hands.
Show “Why Don’t We Do It In Our Sleeves?” and “Soap in the City” to your employes to encourage them to get their flu shots and use good hygiene. That’s what Exxon did in Papua, New Guinea.
CDC recommends our videos April 15, 2011
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended "Why Don't We Do It In Our Sleeves?" and "Soap in the City", saying: "The general public is encouraged to watch these videos to learn more about how they can keep themselves healthy by practicing improved hygiene. Public health professionals can use these videos to raise awareness and educate their community on healthy hygiene behaviors."
View our latest in-production photos! March 24th, 2011
We have posted some photos taken during production of our films to give you a glimpse into the workings of ORL Productions.
How ORL Began March 1st, 2011
ORL Productions began as the hobby of ear, nose and throat physician Ben Lounsbury who made funny movies for hospital Christmas parties.