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Re: Solution to sound sensitivity!

Re: Solution to sound sensitivity!2010-09-11T19:21:01+00:00

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Patte Rosebank
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Now that some places have installed the latest “high efficiency” hand-dryers, I have another sound to add to the top of the list of “noises I can’t stand”.

The old-style hand-dryers were loud, but not like this. Also, the noise of the older dryers is fairly low-pitched. The noise of the new ones has very high-pitched elements, as the blast of air swirls around your hands. It’s almost like fingernails on a blackboard.

In the Eaton Centre’s public washrooms, the noise is so loud that it hurts me to even be in the same room with it. You can imagine the “fun” of trying to use the loo with one’s fingers jammed into one’s ears.

Actually standing in front of the dryers and using them is so painful that I can’t stand to do it. So I just wipe my wet hands on my clothes, and get the hell out of there as fast as I can.

I wonder if this is just a matter of my being hyper-sensitive to the noise, or if these dryers are loud enough to cause hearing loss.

Either way, I still have to wipe my hands on my clothes, just as I did when faced with the old dryers. Only, instead of doing it because of the inefficiency of the dryer, I’m doing it because I absolutely cannot tolerate the noise.

So much for “progress”…