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How loud is the loudest hand dryer?

How loud is the loudest hand dryer?

She said the Xlerator hand dryer, Dyson Airblade and Dyson Air Blade V are the loudest, operating at about 110 decibels. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, noise at 85 decibels can cause hearing damage if people are exposed to the sound for a prolonged period of time.

How many decibels is a clothes dryer?

Typical Noise Levels

Device dBA
Clothes Dryer 56-58
Printer 58-65
Window Fan on High 60-66
Alarm Clock 60-80

Is 70 dB too loud?

Sound is measured in decibels (dB). A whisper is about 30 dB, normal conversation is about 60 dB, and a motorcycle engine running is about 95 dB. Noise above 70 dB over a prolonged period of time may start to damage your hearing. Loud noise above 120 dB can cause immediate harm to your ears.

Why is the dryer so loud?

Most dryers have two drum support rollers on the rear of the drum, and some dryers have two more rollers supporting the front of the drum. Over time, the drum rollers and axles wear out, causing the dryer to make a loud rumbling noise.

What should the decibel level of a hand dryer be?

All of the ratings above are taken while standing near the sound. The db on hand dryers is usually measured 1m away from the air outlet of the hand dryer (please check individual specifications) Any sound above 85 dB can have ill effects on hearing, the loss of hearing is related both to the power of the sound as well as the length of exposure.

What kind of noise does a power hand dryer make?

As someone with normal hearing, Dr. John Drever found the new generation of power hand dryers in WC’s intrusive. On becoming a father he became aware of how the sudden triggering of aggressive sound in a quiet space can panic children and others sensitive to noise – prompting his investigation of the issue.

What’s the smallest sound a dryer can make?

The smallest audible sound (near total silence) is 0 db. A sound 10 times more powerful is 10 db. A sound 100 times more powerful than near total silence is 20 db. A sound 1,000 times more powerful than near total silence is 30 db. To put this into context:

How many Watts Does a hand dryer use?

Although hand dryers are available in multiple voltages, the dryers are voltage specific and must be installed on appropriate voltage as marked. How many watts does a hand dryer use? Our XLERATOR hand dryer comes in 3 different specifications and uses 1240-1450 Watts, 1160-1490 Watts, and 1410 Watts.