Fireworks, loud concerts, football games – each of these can harm a child’s hearing. But what about an everyday item such as hand dryers? According to a new study published in the official journal of the Canadian Paediatric Society, some devices can be as loud as an approaching subway train. The study’s author, thirteen-year-old Nora Keegan, spent more than a year taking hundreds of measurements in public restrooms throughout her hometown.
Contact: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia,