How you can reduce noise disruption in office spaces
Acoustic design is a key part of the development process for any new building, and this can extend to the placement of bathrooms and the choice of which hand dryers will be specified. Choosing quieter hand dryers means that the amount of noise that leaks out from bathrooms into the rest of the building is reduced and creates a more productive environment.
How Much Noise Do Typical Hand Dryers Make
A typical evaporative hand dryer is surprisingly noisy. In use, hand dryers can make as much as 85dB of sound. This is the equivalent of a truck passing at a close distance. While this noise is not high enough to damage hearing, it can spread out from a bathroom into surrounding areas and disturb people nearby. This is a particular problem in workplaces and schools where it can disturb work and affect lessons. In hospitality premises, noise from bathrooms can affect the atmosphere and give guests a negative experience.