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Create a Quieter Home with the ROWENTA Silence Force Extreme Vacuum #Giveaway {CAN}

Have you experienced any hearing loss?  There are times when I think that my ears are not living up to their full potential.  All to often I find myself asking my husband to turn up the TV or asking people to repeat themselves — especially if there is added background noise from a radio, kids or household machines.

May is National Speech and Hearing Awareness Month in Canada.

Did you know:

  • that 1-in-4 Canadians report having some hearing loss?
  • that everyday household noises can contribute to hearing loss?
  • a recent study claims some of the biggest appliance offenders in the home are vacuum cleaners?

So how does YOUR vacuum cleaner stack up?

As you can see from the following graphic, most vacuum cleaners aren’t that far away from the same noise decibel as lawn mowers. Audiologists recommend wearing ear protectors when exposed to noise 80 decibels or higher.

Noisy Vacuum

You can also see from the graphic, that there are some vacuums whose decibels are near that of people talking or regular TV noise.  Since the early 1970′s, Rowenta has stood on the cutting edge of innovation.  Because of that, they have introduced the ROWENTA Silence Force Extreme vacuum has only 65 dB(A) – which is significantly quieter than the average vacuum cleaner.

This full sized bagged The Silence Force™ Extreme canister vacuum equals or surpasses the top competitive brands in dust pick up while providing enhanced noise reduction levels.

  • This Full-sized bagged canister vacuum features a 5 L dirt capacity and is ultra-ergonomic in design.

  • One of the world’s most silent vacuums at 65 dB(A) – significantly quieter than the average vacuum

  • Accessories included: Multi Floor Head, Maxi Turbo Brush, exclusive Delta Hard Floor Brush, integrated Easy brush dusting tool, Sofa Brush and Telescopic Crevice Tool (with on-board storage) for added convenience and versatility.

Changing your vacuum out for a quiet model like the ROWENTA Silence Force Extreme, is not the only way to reduce un-needed noise in your home.  Here are some tips to take into consideration:

Tips to creating a quiet home

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CANADIAN Mommy Moment reader will WIN a ROWENTA Silence Force Extreme valued at $499.99!!

**due to the value of this giveaway, it is not open to residents of Quebec**

Rowenta Silence Force Extreme

To enter, leave a blog post comment telling us one way you will reduce un-needed noise in your home.

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Comments

  1. Laurie P says:

    My current vacuum stopped working recently, does that count as reducing noise?? I’ve got a toddler running around, unless she’s sleeping I don’t think I can reduce the noise. Remember silence IS suspicious hahahaha.

  2. Suzanne G says:

    One way I can reduce unneeded noise in my house is turning my radio down as I have bad habit of turning it up so I can hear it wherever I am but it does get on my nerves eventually.

  3. We thankfully don’t have a lot of noise in our home, only when we listen to music so maybe I should use headphones more to reduce noise

  4. Susan T. says:

    We all use headphones when watching TV or on the computer. It really helps keep things quiet!

  5. Jeannie says:

    One way we can reduce unneeded noise would be to turn off the TV and get the kids outside!!

  6. My husband listens to load machinery all day long, everyday! A quiet vacuum would be such a blessing at the end of the day.

  7. Lynda Cook says:

    I have to say my home is pretty quiet now, since I am the only one home all day long nothing is on or running, just my computer

  8. Kirsten says:

    I am really sensitive to too much noise. I keep the volume on the radio, tv, and movies at a low volume. If it;s just me at home, there’s no background noise.

    This quiet vacuum would be a huge blessing to us! My daughter is deathly afraid of our current one. I have to vacuum when she is not home or she spends the whole time crying and being very upset.

  9. Wendy Arnott says:

    My house is quiet, but work is another story. Some staff feel the need to have the radio going on one side of the room, the RCMP scanner turned up and we have our own crew coming in on their radio. I used to turn the TV on just for the noise but since working in this environment, that isn’t happening anymore. A quieter vacuum would reduce the procrastination I put into not vacuuming as mine is a clumsy upright.

  10. While its not great for his long-term hearing, I make my son wear headphones when he plays his noisy video games. Too much noise really gets on my nerves.

  11. Glogirl says:

    We will turn the TV and radio down a few notches to reduce noise levels.

  12. Wendy hutton says:

    giving the kids headphones to wear, we have a problem with noisy neighbours so adding more insulation to the walls helps or instead of paint on the wall brick tiles

  13. Judy C (Judy Cowan) says:

    We try to minimize noise as much as we can by keeping tv’s & radios set at a reasonable level, we do have carpet throughout the house and if there is a lot of noise outside we will close the window. A quiet vacuum would be nice :)

  14. stacey dempsey says:

    I dont really know how to cut back the noise much more than now. The kids use headphones often and when they have friends over they try and keep things to a manageable level but I think when you have kids you have noise lol . I would love a new vacuum though. I gave my good one to my oldest son who recently moved and the one I am using is ancient and really noisy, I have to vacuum during certain hours so as not to disturb anyone

  15. Juliee Fitze says:

    Only way to reduce noise in my house would be to turn the TV down or shut it right off.

  16. Anne Taylor says:

    We are in the process of, when the tv is on, to have it on a lower volume than usual. We are training ourselves to hear it at a lower volume! It makes a huge difference in the amount of noise in our place!

  17. Audrey Skinner says:

    We will turn down the TV and the video games.

  18. Darlene Schuller says:

    turning off our TV always works, or putting the chatty girls to bed lol

  19. Turning off the TV or radio when no one is in the room. Also, closing the kitchen door when cooking since it can get really loud

  20. Turn off the power to the house hold. Makes it impossible to play anything electronic.

  21. Holly Wright says:

    Turning off appliances when not using like computers!

  22. Amy Heffernan says:

    We always try to reduce noise by using headphone when listening to music.

  23. If I win this vacuum, that will eliminate some unwanted noise

  24. 409cope says:

    We will turn down the tvs and use our intercom to call one another.

  25. natasha severson says:

    need to keep my music, tv, and other things quieter!

  26. Lori Bazan says:

    One way I can reduce noise in my home is top all the TVs from being on!

  27. Jenness M says:

    The noise in our home has really reduced since we got a quiet dishwasher.

  28. Jodi Hoppe Wresh says:

    I have hyperacusis and intolerant of alot of noise (es) so i always try to keep volumes to a minimum on tv or radio. for other noises i cannot control, i use headphones and or earplugs

  29. Francine says:

    turn down the TV (and hide the remote from hubby – he’s the one who cranks it up)

  30. Catherine says:

    My house is pretty quiet I never listen to the radio at home and rarely watch TV.

  31. mongupp (@mongupp) says:

    My kids need to use their inside voices!

  32. I will stop asking Kent to turn the tv up all the time

  33. Cheryl B. says:

    We added some sound deadening to the walls…it has really helped.

  34. AndreaH says:

    I can take the time to turn down the sound on my computer. I tend to leave the sound on and I get unnecessary noise from games, videos that automatically run on a webpage, etc.

  35. sharon boyle says:

    My husband turns on the radio then goes off to watch TV…..I like perfect silence so I turn it off immediately

  36. I live on a busy street and there’s a fire station and a hospital nearby so closing the windows is a big way I reduce noise.

  37. Linda B says:

    I will reduce noise in my home by having the tv off all through the day until my husband comes home and watches it. I keep busy on my computer during the day or go outside to do things or to sit and enjoy the nice weather. This sweeper would also be great as the one I have now is quite noisy and the ROWENTA would be great to have.

  38. Piroska says:

    One way we will reduce noise is by turning the TV off when no-one is watching it. Ridiculous, right?

  39. We always keep the tv and computers on a lower volume.

  40. Erika Birrell says:

    I will close windows and doors to protect against harmful noises such as leaf blowers, lawn mowers, sirens.

  41. One way that I can reduce uneeded noise in our home is to turn the family room TV off, when no one is watching it. Right now the TV remains on with the volume turned down. Thanks for sponsoring this awesome giveaway and for the opportunity to participate.

  42. Sherry K says:

    We are saving for a new dishwasher, a quiet one. The one we have now is so noisy.

  43. Karla Sceviour says:

    Turn off the tv,instead of it being on all day long.

  44. It is scary to know that items used around your home or in your yard have such high decimels. Loud noises really bother me when heard for an extended period of time. It overwhelms me and puts me into a nervous state.

  45. Chandra Christine O'Connor says:

    I try by turning of the tv my hubby seems to always leave on with high volume top drives me crazy

  46. Carole Dube says:

    Turning the TV volume down.

  47. Doreen Lamoureux says:

    I love the closing the door for each room you are doing

  48. Monique L.S. says:

    The tv is often on for background noise, and I will gladly turn it off and enjoy the silence.

  49. Leah Lucas says:

    I have area rugs and hallway rugs on our hardwood floors. We always have the television on a reasonable volume level

  50. BlessedTA says:

    Turn off applicances

  51. I’d turn the TV off if no one was watching it.

  52. A new quiet vacuum would be great at our house!

  53. Julie Bolduc says:

    I am home all alone all day I turn off the tv in the day

  54. Andrea M says:

    Thankfully we don’t have a lot of noise in our home, but I guess we could reduce by not yelling at each from the far corners of the house!

  55. Susan Hanley says:

    I will turn off the television when no one is watching.

  56. Doris Calvert says:

    Our house is quiet for the most part and some days I like the noise.

  57. Shelley N says:

    I always close the door to the laundry room so that the noise from it does not disrupt us when we are in the family room.

  58. kristen visser says:

    my husband wears head phones whenever he watches tv and i kept the tv i watch on a low volume

  59. We always have lots of throw blankets and pillows in the noisiest room, the living room. Anything to help muffle the noise.

  60. I turn down the music on my computer or ipod.

  61. William C. says:

    lower the volume on all the “screens”!!

  62. So many of my vacuums have gone to vaccuum heaven

  63. Tricia Cooper says:

    I’ll reduce noise in my home by turning the radio or tv off when not in use!

  64. I put the video games off, send the kids outside and I read..ahhhh silence…

  65. MrDisco says:

    tuning up the AC to get rid of that incessant droning noise

  66. Dianne Melnick says:

    keeping the tv off more then usual

  67. Andrea Riegling says:

    I have 2 cats, 1 dog and a hubby. I am outnumbered and could use the help with cleaning. This would be a life line to me in my battle for nice home! Thank you for this great opportunity!!!

  68. Tv and radio are set to a comfortable low volume setting . I do not need surround sound booms !

  69. Jolene S says:

    I have hearing loss and have hearing aids, which are very sensitive.

  70. To reduce noise we turn the tv down.

  71. It’s generally not too noisy, but i find that closing the windows on weekend nights makes a big difference as well as keeping the volume on the tv at a low level.

  72. Ronald G says:

    By winning the vacuum and causing much less noise when I clean.

  73. DARLENE W says:

    we live near a very busy highway, I try to keep the windows shut tight. My husband works night shift every couple of weeks and I end up throwing a heavy comforter over the window and place a towel at the bottom of the door

  74. our home has area rugs in high traffic areas

  75. elaing8 says:

    To turn down the TV.

  76. michelle says:

    I made hubby get head phones for his guitar and amp, lol. But I turn down the TV and started a no yelling through the house rule. find the person and talk not shout through the halls

  77. I’m going to set the TV volume lower!

  78. Teresa Claire says:

    I will stop screaming! Actually, if I wear my hearing aids when I am watching a show, that would reduce some noise. I am hard of hearing.

  79. by installing anti-slam devices on all cupboards and drawers

  80. zahra premji says:

    We are moving to a new house so its a good time to develop good habits. I think we are going to try and keep the tv volume down since the new place is a duplex and we now have closer neighbors than before.

  81. roger simmons says:

    Getting my son to turn down his XBox360 and there will be peace and quiet!

  82. Andrea Amy says:

    By turning the volume down on the tv, the ipad, etc

  83. Turning off the tv and sending the kids outside.

  84. Christine D says:

    Tv off, otherwise the house is fairly quiet.

  85. It’s already not so noisy…

  86. one way to reduce noise is by trying even harder than I do to keep my son and daughter from having the tv loud

  87. Jennifer P. says:

    We will be closing our windows when the gardeners are here (we live in a townhouse complex and the leaf blowers etc are so loud and they work around our place for a long time each visit) and when the construction noise behind us is loud – I look forward to lessening the noise!

  88. Shannon Gnocato says:

    My daughter took up piano lessons a few months back – we bought her a keyboard that has headphones to practice on! Primarily because of the headphones bit!

  89. elaine bolduc says:

    my husband is hard of hearing, I never thought to put the closed caption on the tv for him. but I will now. thanks

  90. We reduce noise in our house by not putting the volume loud on our tv.

  91. Carol Denny says:

    My house is pretty quiet except when my dog starts barking.

  92. Elizabeth Nicholson says:

    Turn off the TV

  93. JaimeeM says:

    I try to keep the tv off, and let the turtles outside during summer (cleaner tank, and no more filter noise)

  94. Julie F says:

    I make hubby turn the tv or radio down as he always has them up way too loud!

  95. Katy Emanuel says:

    We don’t have much noise in our home being that we live in the country and have tried to cut back on noise. Iwe will try to turn the tv on less I the evenings for added noise.

  96. I keep the tv down lower

  97. Victoria Ess says:

    I will close the door to the laundry room when doing the laundry.

  98. Janie N @copperjane says:

    I would like to win this for my husbands best friend. He uses a shop vac to vacuum his whole house :( I have clean his house for him and I can hardly stand the how loud this shop vac is. Now he complains about ringing in his ears. We did mention the loudness of the shop vac could be the problem…but he is stubborn. Thanks for this chance to be a hero to our friend.

  99. Carol M (Lushka S) says:

    Close the windows

  100. we need new windows ours are so thin we hear everything outside! :S

  101. angela m says:

    Wear headphones when listening to music or playing games on the computer and turning the t.v’s off

  102. Doris H. says:

    I REDUCE NOISE BY KEEPING THE TV AT A LOW VOLUME.

  103. Tammy Dalley says:

    Turning off the tv and video games!

  104. Linda Svarovsky says:

    try to lower tv volume

  105. Surso S says:

    our home is pretty quiet unless im working with the power tools but i dont see how i could reduce their noise

  106. SweetPanda says:

    Turn off the television. A lot of the time, my kids turn it on but just running around and not watching it

  107. Maria Malaveci says:

    By turning the TV volume down.

  108. Brenda Penton says:

    I will go outside more with the kids to have fun and turning off the tv.

  109. I am a bit of a quiet lover so there is not too much excess noise that is reducible unless I purchase muzzles. That also may be frowned upon.

  110. GARRY S says:

    SOUNDS GREAT

  111. We all use headphones when on the computer.

  112. Kayla Gilbert says:

    It would definitely help to have a vacuum that’s much more quiet.

  113. Adriana F says:

    Turning the TV off when no one is watching.

  114. Kristin h says:

    I live in a Duplex, which if you ever lived in one you know that noise travels all over – I can hear my neighbor and he can hear all of us – one way I can reduce noise is maybe lower my voice when talking over 3 kids and a husband who listens to the tv sooo loud but says it isnt loud at all (but you can hear it outside) or maybe get rid of the TV ;)

  115. only having one radio/TV/electronic at a time – so they don’t all get turned up cause they are competing with each other…

  116. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    We will turn down the TV and the computer or use headphones.

  117. Karin Dollery says:

    My hearing is not the greatest but I know I do have the TV and Radio extra loud, probably louder than necessary. So turing it down a bit is something I could do.

  118. Florence C says:

    My husband has the TV on sometimes in one room and the radio in the kitchen, When he goes outside in the garden, I turn it all off.
    I think he only knows how to turn them on.

  119. Debbie White Beattie says:

    My cat and dog are both sensitive to noise. If the tv or stereo are on too loud, they are always in a different room. So we always keep the volume down so we don’t scare them. As soon as the cat sees the vacuum she runs to the basement, so a new quiet vacuum would be great!

  120. kathy downey says:

    TV down a few notches to reduce noise levels. & wear headphones when on the pc

  121. Not vacuum at all…LOL! No, I would probably turn off the television more often and enjoy the peace and quiet!

  122. Chris Stockford says:

    Turning off the tv and no video games!

  123. Turn off the TV when not using it, its useless background noise!

  124. Silvia D says:

    i would turn down the TV volume and have quieter toys, and close the window facing the road!

  125. loucheryl says:

    I will turn the TV sets down. My son loves to watch his shows at such a loud level. Yikes.

  126. Nena Sinclair says:

    Since I live in a neighborhood with a lot of small kids, I sometimes shut the window when it gets too loud.

  127. Turn off the tv and do crafts with my kids

  128. We reduce noise in our home by using head phones when we are using laptops, or when the son is playing video games.

  129. Kristine Ewald says:

    Keep the TV off :)

  130. Alexia H. says:

    I am always asking for the television to be turned down!

  131. Melanie B says:

    Turn the tv off or way down.

  132. I will be getting the furnace fixed along with the duct work as they are quite noisy right now. All telephones are set to the lowest ringer possible, including cell phones.

  133. Turning the TV off

  134. Lori JB says:

    We try to use headphones whenever possible

  135. ivy pluchinsky says:

    keep the tv volume low

  136. We found that replacing our old windows with triple glazed not only saved on heating bills but really cut down the street noise in the house.

  137. Anne Derkat says:

    We have installed shutter blinds on our bedroom windows. That really cuts down the noise from outside.

  138. ChristineB says:

    Turn the television off and have some quiet family time. I have tried it and everyone is calmer. That background noise can be annoying and doesn’t really allow for relaxation.

  139. Clare B says:

    I will turn off the tv when no one’s watching it

  140. Michelle says:

    Putting my snoring hubby in a sound proof room

  141. Natalie says:

    I do not turn on the tv and put in new insulated windows to keep the noise down.

  142. Tammi L says:

    I am trying to teach both my daughter and husband that you don’t need the tv going when you are on the computer or playing on the iPad or 3DS. It’s a battle but I’m starting to win… I think.

  143. My plan is to convince my wife and kids to stop talking.

  144. j nelson says:

    I shut off the TV and do not turn on the radio.

  145. lisa bolduc says:

    we live right beside a busy road so it is hard to reduce the nosie. with a new b aby we are trying to use a white noise machine

  146. donna makayak says:

    Iv reduce the noise by turning the tv noise down.

  147. jane kramer says:

    i can reduce noise by turning the tv off when im not watching it

  148. I’m pretty in-tune to unnecessary noise in our house. I’m constantly turning off the tv when nobody is watching it, keeping the computer on silent, turning off the radio.

  149. My house is pretty quiet already, but getting a less noisy vacuum would really help with pet stress. Maybe my kitties won’t run for the hills every time the vacuum comes out!

  150. charityk says:

    i keep the music turned down

  151. ryan hogan says:

    try and teach the dog to not bark at anything that moves outside.

  152. Dawn Monzu says:

    If’s funny you should mention this! I have been trying to quiet my home recently. I’ve noticed how loud we have the television, and you here all of our phones going off. So, yes…I have turned the volume down on EVERYTHING! I would LOVE to have a quiet vacuum!

  153. Melissa Avey says:

    One word – FANS lol

  154. Turn the tv off more

  155. I turn off the A/C as often as possible even when I could use a minute or ten more of the cold air.

  156. My daughter has sensory problems with loud noises. My current vacuum makes her run to another room. If it is as quiet as it is stated this would be on my wish list. I try to vacuum when she is in another room entertained or sleeping unfortunately she either wakes up or comes in to see what I am doing and starts to cry.

  157. ginette4 says:

    The only thing that’s noise pollution in my home is my daughter’s dog, mussel I guess?

  158. Crystal says:

    I used to have music or the radio on at all times, but I am starting to leave it off more and more to enjoy the quiet.

  159. To fix the squeaky floor!!!

  160. Sarah N. says:

    Keep the AC on low.

  161. keep the music turned down

  162. Edith Rennes says:

    Keep the volume on the tv down

  163. Gillian Morgan says:

    Turning off the tv and giving the washer a break

  164. Valerie Gibson says:

    Setting the TV to the lowest volume we can still hear would help.

  165. Robert Caron says:

    will the dog still be scared if it is so quiet?

  166. Turn off electronics when not in use.

  167. Surendene Jeyaratnarajah says:

    I keep the tv volume low. Thanks for the incredible giveaway! :D

  168. Jessica Wall says:

    I will work towards turning the TV and fans off when they’re not in use!

  169. D.Petch says:

    We use headphones when we watch TV, listen to music or on the computer.

  170. Julie G. says:

    I turned down the volume on the tv. Wish I could turn down the volume on the lawnmower.

  171. volume on appliances/tvs/radios are all turned down to the lowest possible point. thanks

  172. Marlene V. (enelram) says:

    Putting a sock into my kids mouths!! He he

  173. Darlene Tuling says:

    By turning off the tv

  174. Miriam Wilton says:

    hubby recently got headphones for the tv so he can watch movies or play video games after wee miss is in bed without worrying about waking her up.

  175. Sandra S says:

    By keeping the windows and doors closed

  176. Donna L. says:

    turning down the tv volume

  177. Marjorie L. says:

    keeping the radio and TV volume down

  178. nick a. says:

    keeping the volume low on the tv

  179. Lower the TV volume!

  180. Lindsay S says:

    Turning the TV down!

  181. We live in a very busy neighbourhood so I think our first step is closing windows and doors.

  182. Melissa S says:

    I think we could have a quieter home if we didn’t have dueling tvs.

  183. Dorothy H says:

    A quieter vacuum that sucks. That would be great.

  184. Ivan Plumridge says:

    Always use headphones when on the computer, and the TV OFF when no one is actually watching it – got into the habit of leaving it on, whether it was being watched or not.

  185. nicolthepickle says:

    I let the kids play in the porch and outside. That makes less noise. :p

  186. Alina R. says:

    If I have to raise my voice to speak to someone, it’s time to turn the TV or radio down. Also, only one can be on at a time.

  187. Nicole B says:

    turn the tv off!

  188. Glenda Wong says:

    I reduce the noise in my house by closing my windows during the day.

  189. Lauralee says:

    Turn down the volume on the tv, phones and radio =)

  190. Deanna Barkley says:

    I get my grandson to wear earphones when he is playing video games.

  191. We could definitely use a new vacuum cleaner……especially a quiet one as ours ready to go as it makes too much noise.

  192. Jessica says:

    My cat is always asking for more company.
    So I plan to devote an hour more a day for her to keep her quiet and happy!

  193. I turn my tv down with the remote during TV commercials

  194. turn down the volume on the tv.

  195. Elizabeth R says:

    Turning down the volume on the stereo is what I am going to do.

  196. lucy kabatoff says:

    turn down the volume on the stereo & my headphones.

  197. Sarah Forrester says:

    I close my windows to reduce noise.

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  199. put the kids in the backyard after school LOL

  200. love this vacuum!

  201. Tanya C says:

    turning the tv off! IT makes a lot of noise!

  202. Tina L. says:

    Turn off the tv or radio if no one is watching/listening

  203. heidi c. says:

    We are fortunate to have a fairly quiet household, except when Daddy is watching tv. He needs headphones!

  204. Keep the tv off when I am not actively watching it!

  205. Bernice says:

    one way i reduce noise is by turning the tv off when the kids are not home

  206. Angela Mitchell says:

    We have really high ceilings in our house and everything echoes so we have been wanting to add more curtains, pillows, etc.

  207. Sandy Bailey says:

    turn down tv to quietest volulm that can be heard clearly

  208. One way I reduce un-needed noise in my home is wearing headphones while I watch late night TV. My sleeping family members really appreciate it.

  209. My vacuum is really old. This would be a nice change!

  210. dont try to listen to the TV when you are in another room….turn it down or turn it off

  211. Mike Gismondi says:

    turn down the tv

  212. Elaine R says:

    We will turn off the livingroom TV when we are not actually watching a show.

  213. Cairine says:

    Turn off the commercials on TV as they are always very loud.

  214. turn off the tv, radio and use headphones

  215. Angie Andrews says:

    lol, I have 3 kids 7 and under so reducing noise in the house is hard. Only major thing we can do is have patience and take the batteries out of the most annoying toys :)

  216. I will send my kids to visit my parents LOL and turn the volume down on the TV and radio

  217. I keep the windows closed to keep the noise from the street bothering me.

  218. Brandee H says:

    I turn everything off! I dont like the tv on. No background noise. Once a week I even turn off the whole tv/ wifi system and completely unplug. I love silence!

  219. Christina Wahl says:

    headphones for everyone for everything, like tv, iPhones, iPods, computers

  220. Debbie W says:

    Our household isn’t bad. Only the night time snoring and that sometimes means moving to the couch.

  221. Belinda McNabb says:

    by turning off the tv and picking up a book

  222. Betty B. says:

    I turn the tv off during for half the day to reduce noise.

  223. Sarah Stickney says:

    turn the tv off

  224. Linda Panchuk says:

    Turning off the TV which always seems to be too loud!

  225. Suzie M says:

    teach my dog to STOP barking

  226. Well – last night I had to keep the windows closed at the crows start squawking at 3:30 in the morning and don’t quit until 7:30 or so…

  227. brandon says:

    We will turn off the surround sound, and hopefully get a quieter dishwasher. It’s super loud.

  228. I reduce noise in my home by teaching my dogs not to bark.

  229. We have a pair of noise reduction hearing protection head sets in the kitchen when using loud kitchen equipment. We also tend to close the door in order to reduce noise exposure to others in the house.

  230. Headphones on personal gaming devices, computers.

  231. kim Tanti says:

    Keep the TV. Off . Especially on sunny days

  232. Have everybody have a reading time for 1/2 hr or so

  233. Camelot5 says:

    We live close to a freeway so we will try to keep the windows closed to help reduce the noise.

  234. Maegan Morin says:

    As terrible as this sounds… Noise doesnt bother me, its the silence that does, so noise reduction is not something I tend to worry about.

  235. I’d turn off the TV if not using.

  236. I am always reducing noise because I have two rescue scaredy cats. They may have to deal with more vacuuming though if I can win this quieter machine! No excuses anymore ;)

  237. By turning off the tv when we leave the livingroom.

  238. Lee-Ann Sleegers says:

    One way we reduce noise is to go to the room the person we want to talk to is in instead of yelling through the house.

  239. Beth St says:

    I use headphones whenever possible.

  240. amber y says:

    I want to replace our dryer, it’s very noisy and we unplug all appliances not in use to reduce any unnecessary humming and buzzing from them.

  241. Nancy M says:

    I’m going to speak up and let my neighbours know they’re too loud.

  242. stephen gordon says:

    Tv turn off works.

  243. Closing the doors between running appliances & family members.

  244. My friend just had her first child so I would give it to her so she could catch up on chores quietly while the little one is sleeping

  245. My 30 year old mentally challenged son listens to music on the radio, and TV and has the X-Box and the computer on at the same time at the loudest settings possible. Nothing we say has any effect. At least a quiet vacuum would be nice.

  246. Thomas K says:

    Turn the TV off

  247. At work, close doors to reduce machinery noise…

  248. Brenda Walker says:

    Trying to get the dogs to stop barking and turning off the tv when no one is watching.

  249. Debbie Browne says:

    I use ear plugs when I use yard tools like the mower and trimmers.

  250. I have the volume muted on my computer, tablet and smartphone apps.

  251. Elaine Buonsante says:

    I have nothing turned on during the day for background noise. I crave the quiet.

  252. anna key says:

    I’m going to keep the volume turned down or off on any toys

  253. I have a bad habit of falling asleep with either music playing or the TV on. Probably to the point if one or the other isn’t on, it’s strange to me. But I am working on remembering to turn them off when we’re not using them!

  254. Chris W says:

    We will turn down the tv/stereo system..

  255. Maegan delorme says:

    One way eliminate noise is by turning the tv off during the day and talking in an indoor voice!

  256. Wanda Bergman says:

    I will turn down the volume on my radio.

  257. Cassey C says:

    Turn down the volume on the tv

  258. Turn my cell to silent

  259. Leanna K says:

    I always turn the bass on my speakers all the way down, because I know that’s the part that really travels through the walls to my neighbors. And we always make sure not to have any loud music in the evening/night.

  260. Cassandra Kuhlwein says:

    I keep all devices emitting noise at a minimum level, usually less than half. I also restrict the amount of time noise-playing devices are on in the house.

  261. Michelle L says:

    muting.

  262. tanyab79 says:

    by lowering the tv since it tends to be loud and especially louder when watching Netflix.

  263. Inside voices, of course! :)

  264. Marlene says:

    I also keep all devices at minimum level. I like peace & quite!

  265. Sara rai says:

    We have the tv off most of the time.

  266. turning down the tv

  267. Danny Haynes says:

    Need a new vac

  268. Jennifer L says:

    We will reduce noise in our house by…. moving! The place we currently live in is so old; the pipes make constant noise, the furnace is terribly loud, and the windows aren’t sealed properly (so we hear EVERY gust of wind).

  269. KittyPride says:

    By turning down the volume on tech devices

  270. Amy Lovell says:

    Turn off the tv and read a book

  271. TURN TV OFF

  272. James Robb says:

    Where head phones

  273. A costly vacuum doesn’t guarantee it is a quiet one, like my Dyson. Although it is quite efficient picking up the dirt and dust, I have to wear my ear masks when it is on.

  274. Crystal Englot says:

    Right now I reduce unneeded noise in my house by sending my son and husband outside while I am trying to work lol Also I try to vacuum as little as possible, cause my antique vacuum is so loud that bugger will make you o deaf!

  275. my vacuum is on the fritz and super loud so this would be awesome! As for reducing noise, tell the kids to talk in their indoor voices

  276. Sonny P says:

    Use head phone when listening to music.

  277. Jeannelle says:

    I turn the TV off if I’m not watching it. I find so many people leave it on as background noise!

  278. janice montroy says:

    I always have tv and music on low

  279. We could turn off the radio – especially when we’ve moved into a different room.
    Cheers.

  280. Jan Wylie says:

    Try to keep the TV turned down but it seems that the commercials have louder sound than the shows do. It drives me crazy.

  281. I will turn off my computer at night. The fan is a little loud.

  282. Definitely lowering the volume on the TV – otherwise, we have a pretty quiet house!

  283. I keep my ipod turned down low most of the time.

  284. michelle b says:

    when a single family member is watching tv they use head phones. It is amazing the difference it make!

  285. Bailey Dexter says:

    I have a hearing barrier so I have most of my stuff volume off, & even have the phone and other items on flashing lights. My neighbours never know when I am home. lol

  286. I send my 3 boys out to our large yard to play on Trampoline or play basketball. Then I get Peace & Quiet.

  287. Would love a new vacuum with 2 kids I’m vacuuming in everyday

  288. The easiest way for me to reduce the noise level in my home is to tell the kids and dog to go play outside. :-)

  289. Bethanie Gauci says:

    If I were to win this vacuum I would add floor rugs to my hardwood floors to help absorb sound(currently I have none as I don’t own a GOOD vacuum and have three kids and three shedding dogs!). We recently replaced our old backup generator with a much more quiet, newer one to reduce the noise during power outages.

  290. I’ll wear headphone while listening to my music.

  291. Leah Ewasick says:

    Rowenta is absolutely right! My biggest offender is my bulky, cumbersome vacuum! Even my mild mannered dogs take offence to it resulting in more noise from their barking! Thanks for the opportunity to win a much appreciated appliance.

  292. Angela L. says:

    I have to work on not raising my voice when my daughter raises hers!

  293. We don’t have a vacuum, but i’m using a shop vac to clean the house which would probably reduce the noise level!! I have a daughter with another child on the way, and when there’s complete silence It usually means she’s getting into something she isn’t supposed too! haha

  294. Hal jenner says:

    The best way I can turn down unwanted noise is to turn off the TV and radio. Most of it is just blather anyway. I can pick up a good book instead.

  295. Turning down the tv

  296. Theresa A says:

    I keep noisy chores to a minimum, e.g. vacuuming, laundry, etc.

  297. dawn mcleod says:

    I will turn the ringer down on my cell phone:)

  298. send my kids outside to play

  299. Shellie Clark says:

    turn off tvs that are not being watched

  300. Rebecca says:

    With two small children it’s hard to keep the house noise quiet. Keeping the tv turned off or down helps. If we won this amazingly quiet vacuum it would help our family significantly! My poor baby girl (8 months old), cries every time our vacuum is turned on and our silly 4 yr old insists on yelling in hopes of being heard, lol. This vacuum would honeatly be a little bit of sanity for our whole family ;)

  301. terri fendley says:

    We can reduce noise in our home by lowering or keeping the television of and entertaining and cooking outside on the bbq

  302. I reduce the noise in my home by sending my five children outside= instant silence :)

  303. Right now we’re pretty quiet, but in a few months I’ll be crying to find a way to reduce noise – baby on the way! I don’t suppose that I can just make the baby be quiet? :P

  304. I love silence! haha When I’m home alone there are no TVs on, no radios, my phone and tablet are always on silent. I’m 37 weeks pregnant though so I’m about to have some noise that I can’t control soon enough. :P

  305. Elizabeth Carson says:

    Hi there! Fist off, a huge thank you for offering this awesome giveaway!
    Personally, I have very sensitive ears. I can’t see fireworks, air shows, concerts or be anywhere loud without a pair of ear plugs. It’s so bad that someone else in the house always has to do the vacuuming or cut the grass while I’m not home. I feel terrible, but I end up in tears if I do these things myself. I would love, and I’m sure the other people in my house would love, a quiet vacuum so that I can do that chore – it sounds crazy but I really would like to be able to do it.
    Thanks again!

  306. Just brought a new baby home. Our old vacuum is broken
    And would love to use a new quiet one in our apartment especially
    When the baby will be on the floor a lot soon, crawling.

  307. I would try to keep volume on electronics turned down, or better yet…turn them off and get outdoors!!!

  308. Thank you for the awesome giveaway !
    I have two small children in my home so we keep it down my turning down the tv or the radio

  309. Send the kids outside.

  310. We are reducing the volume on all electronics!

  311. Michelle K says:

    One way to reduce the noise in my home would be to get my kids outside.

  312. Jane Levine says:

    Turn everything off

  313. Turn on the radio loud to cover the noise. SOS. Help. Pick me, pick me! Your next winner!!! Show me the money!!! It would be a dream come true & means more to me than anyone else to win. :( Starving artist here desperately needs the vacuum to cleam , to have fun, feel alive & inspired again. A life changing experience. Top of my bucket list. Thanks for the awesomeness, the contest, & generosity. Dear Santa: I’ve been nice. My X-Mas wish this year is to win this contest!

  314. Tamara N says:

    I am going to get rid of unwanted noise in my home by keeping my windows and doors shut during the summer months when the neighbors are cutting their grass and weed wacking.

  315. nikki robak says:

    I can turn my tv down I have a habit of turning it up

  316. Use a battery vs. lawnmower

  317. We put in new windows which really cut down on the outside noise.|My husband and I also use headphones to listen to music.

  318. keep tv volume down

  319. Tammy Reynolds says:

    We will turn the TV volume down and speak in lower tones.

  320. turn down the tv

  321. Jeanette Jackson says:

    I will turn off the TV when I’m not in the living room to reduce that noise.

  322. Manpreet Raeewal says:

    Turn tv off when not watching

  323. Patrick Miller says:

    Having a quiet vacuum would help a lot!

  324. Christy Martin says:

    I don’t think there is more of an annoying noise than vacuums – not so bad when you are the one using, but when your not…ugg. I like most noise, in fact I listen to the talk radio all day and music in the kitchen. Our problem right now is external noise, which entails someone building a wood deck and someone else building a concrete one and someone else having their unilock replaced. It never ends! Starts at exactly 8am and the wood deck people stop at about 9:30pm. I am very happy to be going away this weekend!

  325. I will reduce noise by getting a push mower, on the plus side I will get great exercise!

  326. Hal jenner says:

    Turn off tv and radio and read a book instead, good for more than just noise reduction

  327. Debbie S. says:

    If no one is watching the tv, off it goes!

  328. Lori L. - @Miss_Elles says:

    With 5 kids in the house including 2 toddlers who love to SCREEEEEECH, I wouldn’t be surprised if the noise levels in this house were off the charts! To reduce the noise I guess I could duct tape their mouths but I don’t think that would be very nice of me so I will just continue to encourage them to use their “indoor voices” – yeahhh, because that works SO well!

  329. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    I would reduce unneeded noise by getting central air opposed to air conditioning.

  330. Kelly Boucher says:

    This vacuum would be amazing. My husband works nights, with this vacuum I wouldn’t have to wait until late at night to do most of my noisy cleaning. I could get it down in the day time and be able to relax and enjoy my evenings with my family.

  331. I will buy some good noise-cancelling headphones to reduce to noise!

  332. I need a vacuum that actually works. And doesnt fall over , whacking me every time I use it

  333. Kassie Brown says:

    To cut down on noise, I should let my husband take the family grocery shopping once in a while and stay home alone.

  334. Lowering the volume on the TV!

  335. Jules A. says:

    I like to keep the TV volume low, but I’m going to be more diligent about making sure my kids do too (they tend to crank the volume higher than I’d like)

  336. It’s generally not too noisey at our home… the children all use their headphones when playing on the computer — our vacuum is likely the noisiest thing LOL

  337. Heather A says:

    I turn off the TV.

  338. Will keep the TV off during the day or unless the baby is sleeping

  339. Ginger Leah Gervais says:

    We would have the tv off more… kids will play outside for more than one hour a day! Earlier bed time ;)

  340. TrippyCusp93 says:

    My husband and I live in an apartment complex and most of our neighbors are fine, but one of our neighbors is NOISY. These are one bedroom apartments and they have 2-4 children staying there at any given time. We reduce our noise by keeping our television, computers, and other electrical equipment down to a reasonable volume and we always stay aware of the volume of our voices. We’ve filed many noise complaints on our noisy neighbors, so we certainly don’t want to be noisy ourselves. The pictures on the walls rattle and the floor shakes and vibrates…and the kids are constantly yelling and screaming…so are the adults. It’s a pain!

  341. David Pierce says:

    My current vacuum is so noisy, I don’t like to use it very often. I would love to have a quiet vacuum that cleans well.

  342. I’ve considered putting duct-tape on my kids’ mouths… does that count? LOL I can’t always eliminate the noise with 3 kids …. but when I’ve had enough I escape for a few hours :)

  343. I can close the door to the laundry room and kitchen so we don’t hear the loud appliances as well.

  344. Jennifer Allen says:

    turn tv off when I walk away from it. Instead of leaving it on.

  345. Turn the volume down on TV.

  346. Wanda Jean P says:

    My home is pretty quiet as it is just me here…but my vacuum cleaner is a little noisy.

  347. To reduce noise, I will turn the TV off during supper time!

  348. Carol Oddy says:

    I cancelled my TV which cuts back on a lot of noise.

  349. Turn off unnecessary running electronics can reduce the decibel in the house !

  350. Autumn R says:

    I keep the windows closed whenever the lawn is being cut and also have insulated the sides of the windows so they don’t rattle when it gets really windy!

  351. Jen Conlin says:

    Turning off the TV when no one is in the room. Save energy too!

  352. Lisa Neutel says:

    I will turn the radio and tv down a little to reduce noise levels in. My house

  353. Sandi Tymchuk says:

    Talking in the same room instead of yelling across rooms would help our home to turn the volume down.

  354. nathaniah says:

    Turning the kids TV off when they’re not watching it!.

  355. Aarti Missra says:

    I’ll put the volume down on my laptop or use headphones.

  356. aimee perrin says:

    To reduce some grey noise I turn off the playstation. If the fan is running its quite loud

  357. Penny R says:

    I close windows, and turn things off when I don’t want to hear noise.

  358. Turning off the TV when we’re not using it

  359. Marilyn Legault says:

    We mute the tv during commercials and unplug our radio when not in use..

  360. Agnes O. says:

    One way would be to turn TV off :)

  361. Michelle Armstrong says:

    Hard to keep noise down with a 3 and 4 year old. Lol. Kids in bed is Definetly the #1 thing I do to keep the noise down. Hahahaha

  362. jennifer capin says:

    Although I can’t stop my Husband from playing the Ukelele and singing to me …we reduce noise by using headphones and keeping the tv at a minimum.

  363. I do my best to reduce noise these days by sending the kids to play outside. ;)

  364. stacey h says:

    i really like quiet – i try to only have one noisy appliance on at a time – my dishwasher is loud, so i usually wont have the music on loud at the same time

  365. Janet Miller says:

    The biggest way we have reduced the noise in our house is to make our son use headphones when playing his video game!

  366. Meagan P says:

    Putting the volume on low on all of my kids toys.

  367. We replaced our noisy old ceiling fans with shiny new quiet ones.

  368. Janet Sian says:

    I turn off the tv when not in use and if toys don’t have an adjustable volume, I tape over the speaker to help muffle the sound.

  369. Our family works to reduce our noise/environmental noise in small ways each week.
    Personally I have experienced a hearing loss and I totally understand the asking people
    To repeat their statements, turn up the TV etc.

    Our vacuum cleaner just blew up on Friday! Smoke and all so a new vacuum cleaner
    Would be amazing and an answered prayer!

  370. Tara Knott says:

    We try to keep the tv volume low and to use headphones when using our iPad to play a game or listen to something :)

  371. Sharlene says:

    Tell my kids to use their “inside” voice :)

  372. MELANIE W says:

    Turning down the tv that has a tendacy to be up.loud!

  373. I lturn the tv down and I wish I could turn down the hum of the fridge–it is so noisy!

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