New Member
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Registered: ‎08-05-2020

I purchased a Shark Stick vac last June and thought I would love it because of the light weight.  The weight is great and it does a good job but it is SO NOISY!!  I really think it could damage your ears.  I called Shark but I did not get any help from them.


So, I am unable to use it because I cannot stand the noise.

Valued Contributor
Posts: 599
Registered: ‎04-24-2010

I understand your concern.  I still have an Oreck and, when I use it, I put cotton in my ears to muffle the loud noise it makes.

Esteemed Contributor
Posts: 7,165
Registered: ‎03-16-2010

I'm with you.  I just had to buy a new stick vac to replace one I loved that finally just wore out.  I got a Bissell.  It functions well, but it's so much nosier than my last one.  A very loud, high-pitched sound that's very hard on the ears.🙉🤫

Esteemed Contributor
Posts: 7,133
Registered: ‎05-15-2016

I would try out earplugs before buying a new vacuum if you're happy with it otherwise. Maybe vacuums need a decibel rating to give consumers an idea how loud they are going to be. 

Esteemed Contributor
Posts: 6,150
Registered: ‎03-09-2010

Strange.  I have a Shark stick vacuum and it is very quiet.