In her research, 13-year-old Nora said that the noise of the hand dryer is affecting the delicate ears and hearing power of children.
Electric toilet hand dryers used in places such as homes, salons, schools, parks, restaurants and malls can also cause deafness in children. Yes, a research paper in a recently presented research has proved this. This research study by the Canadian Pediatric Society Journal says that toddlers or young children toilet hand dryers may complain of hearing loss and hearing loss. Toilet hand dryers actually make very loud sounds. They produce a lot of noise at decibel levels, which generally affects the hearing power of the ears. Children’s delicate earplugs can cause damage from this sudden noise.
13 year old girl did research
The author of this study is Nora Louise Keegan, a 13-year-old teenager. When his research was published in the Canadian Pediatric Society Journal, most people were more surprised than the research that it was done by a 13-year-old girl. Nora has been doing this research since the age of 9. Now scientific research is being done on their research so that the authenticity of the research can be tested. The first thing that came to him was when he heard for the first time the noise of electric toilet hand dryers installed at the mall and station etc. And felt that the toilet hand drawers were hurting his ear.
Decibel meter used
When Nora began this research in 2015, her data compilation work was originally presented at the Calgary Youth Science Fair. Nora used a professional-grade decibel meter to compile loudness measurements of electric hand dryers in dozens of public restrooms in Alberta, Canada. As of 2017 Nora selected places such as nearby schools, parks, restaurants and malls where children often use them or are exposed to its hoarse noise while others use them.
Research done on different drivers
In her final database, Nora used 44 dryers of electric toilet hand dryers of various sizes to estimate the side effects of children and adults. He measured the frequency of the loud sound emanating from these hand dryers, and the reach on the decimal meter. Nora also measured decibel output in the Airstream without drying it. Nora found that even the most common-looking dryers were actually extracting 100 dBA (100 dBA) more noise than normal noise. The limit is so high that the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health recommends that adult workers should not be exposed to this noise for more than 15 minutes.
Companies give wrong information
However, according to NIOSH calculations, the safe level of risk for adult workers is measured in just seconds. Based on this, Nora said in her paper that children are more susceptible to loss of hairdryers than adults. Based on a variety of published guidelines, Nora found that sounds higher than levels between 91 and 111 dBA can cause harm to children. Their research also proved that they make more noise than the manufacturers’ so-called claims of noise.