Hand Dryers Prove Too Loud for Kids’ Ears

Hand Dryers Prove Too Loud for Kids’ Ears

Mark Rahman, BC-HIS Pediatric Hearing

 In nearly every public restroom, hand dryers are replacing paper towel products in a move to eliminate waste. A study published in the Canadian journal, Paediatrics & Child Health, however, states that the volume of noise that some brands produce may be dangerous to children’s hearing. The study’s author is 13-year-old Nora Keegan from Calgary, Canada, who speaks from the …