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Keebler
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Article link below my comments. Please share with everyone you know. Protect those ears, eh?

And, actually, not just kids' ears (and especially babies'): they also damage EVERYONE's EARS - It's about time someone's voice is heard on this.

I've been studying this for decades and rarely does anything make it to the public - or to industry.

I'm still waiting for reports on hand held hair dryers but this may wake up a few people.

Not mentioned in article is that any sound damage to the ears can also damage the vestibular system in various ways - and make all tasks & functions harder, including reading, writing, thinking, walking, talking, etc.

Many medications are ototoxic, too, and when taking those noise damage can occur as lower decibel levels. See work of: Neil G. Bauman, PhD

Now, for the article / audio clip:

https://www.npr.org/2019/07/09/739783918/hand-dryers-harm-childrens-hearing-canadian-study-shows

13-Year-Old Scientist's Research Shows Hand Dryers Can Hurt Kids' Ears

Nora Keegan, then in the fifth grade, presents her research findings in 2016.

By Erin Cove - NPR "Morning Edition" - July 9, 2019

1:52 AUDIO clip . . . and Full Article at link

Hand dryers are ubiquitous in public restrooms, but according to research recently published in the Canadian journal Paediatrics & Child Health, the noise they make may be harmful to children's ears. . . .

[good detail in full article]
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http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=065801

Topic: TINNITUS: Ringing Between The Ears; Vestibular, Balance, Hearing with compiled links - including HYPERACUSIS

Ototoxicity links, too.
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Tincup
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Thanks Keebler!

I get so freaky with that loud, horrible noise I want to tell anyone in the restroom I will PAY them not to turn on the hand dryer until I can get out of there.

It is miserable!!!

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Some studies also show that the dryers in restrooms blow more germs around.

Better to use paper towels.

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