This l'il fella, at 90-100 dB(A) is almost as noisy as a jet fly-over!
Daughter Number Three was pretty sure it was at least 140 dB(A) or "threshold of pain." Not quite, but you have to wonder if they are taking pitch into account. Fingers on a chalk board aren't that loud but... And did they test it in an actual bathroom with tiles and metal stalls to ricochet those sound waves?
It is hard to imagine how this product got past any test group at all. Whenever I wait outside a bathroom with an XLERATOR®, I watch people flee the premises with grimaces.
Perhaps the XLERATOR® is actually designed to keep people from lingering in public restrooms. If people can barely stand going number one, it cuts down on the lines -- not to mention odors and toilet paper use. An added benefit: the noise assault would also discourage Sharpie-wielding folks decorating the stall walls. Sort of like playing classical music to drive away loitering youth.
During my search for decibel levels, I found the Noise Free America website. I am just not sure how I feel about being sandwiched between leaf blowers and muzak.