Are Hand Dryers Too Loud
The hotter issue still, may be the noise levels of the newest generation of hand blowers. A lawmaker in Oregon wants to set an 84 decibels limit. An audiologist we spoke to at R.W. Petruso Hearing & Audiology Center agrees, some of the blowers are too loud. Dr. Kelly K Green said, "Over a certain amount of time, they could cause damage, over 80 decibels over a certain amount of time, OSHA standards say you need to be wearing ear protection. As I read today, the hand dryers can be over 84 or 85 decibels and over time that can cause damage."