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Quieter, please: New products reduce noise

This undated publicity photo provided by Bio Ionic shows the WhisperLight hair dryer, which was one of the first global products to receive the Quiet Mark designation. Quiet Mark is an offshoot of the U.K.’s Noise Abatement Society which works on raising both consumer and industry awareness of excessive noise in daily life. As people age, their tolerance for noise can diminish. Manufacturers are responding with new products that are significantly quieter. (AP Photo/Bio Ionic)