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How does a white noise app work?

How does a white noise app work?

White noise: It produces white noise, which is noise just below the threshold of what we usually hear. It can be used to help muffle noise, so you can sleep. It also can help people who have ringing in their ears. ...Read more

Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
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White Noise (Definition)

Some crying children are calmed by white noise or shushing noise from parents (perhaps reminiscent of sounds the babies heard in the womb). Such noise can be very helpful for children with colic, especially in combination ...Read more


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Can white noise at the work place be harmful?

Can white noise at the work place be harmful?

Possibly: Any noise, if loud enough, can cause hearing loss. More information would be necessary to conclusively answer your question. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration may be a resource for you. ...Read more

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What can I use to make white noise in my room?

Cheap: You can try simply tuning a clock radio between stations, at a very low volume. There are other options, but this one is free. ...Read more

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Does this white noise work better than the humming of my fan?

Does this white noise work better than the humming of my fan?

Sleeping tight: Ambient background noise preferences can vary from person to person. There is no right or wrong choice, only a choice that is best for you! give it a try and see if it helps better than your existing fan. ...Read more

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Why does white noise make some people sleep?

Why does white noise make some people sleep?

Blocks out stuff: White noise is helpful for some people because it floods the senses with a signal that doesn't require any thinking to sort out - it's not the same as music or tv so the brain can 'tune it out' meanwhile other stimulus are not allowed in. Doesn't work for everyone. ...Read more

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Why do I like the sound of staticy white noise?

Why do I like the sound of staticy white noise?

Blocks out stuff: White noise is helpful for some people because it floods the senses with a signal that doesn't require any thinking to sort out - it's not the same as music or tv so the brain can 'tune it out' meanwhile other stimulus are not allowed in. Doesn't work for everyone. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a white noise machine be bad for you?

Please tell me, could a white noise machine be bad for you?

I hope not: because we use multiple white noise machines at our Behavioral Health Clinic to block out noise from various therapy sessions. ...Read more

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What is white noise therapy for tinnitus?

Background noise: Tinnitus treatments are unfortunately limited. Besides just living with it, there are limited medications (a google search will find >2 million options) that are truly efficacious. White noise therapy, or background noise therapy involves drowning out the tinnitus with items such as noise makers, ceiling fans, background music, etc. If additional symptoms present, Audiologist/ENT eval is vital ...Read more

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Why do my ears feel overwhelmed by white noise?

Tinnitus: This question has been addressed a number of times. Ent docs see this problem all the time. A number of questions arise. Are you exposed to loud noise (hunting, noisy occupation)? Your question suggests that both ears are involved. Although this is likely a perfectly benign condition, you should have an ear examination and a hearing test. Tinnitus is presently thought to be a central problem. ...Read more

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Hearing white noise after sex?

Hearing white noise after sex?

??????: I am not sure what your question is. Can you pplease explain it a little more thoroughly? What is white noise, when after sex, immediately, minutes later? How long does it last? Any other medical problems? Any meds? Viagra/cialis? ...Read more

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Can white noise be disruptive to my deep sleep?

Can white noise be disruptive to my deep sleep?

White noise effects: Most people buy white-noise machines or recordings to block out occasional/intermittent sounds like honking horns, barking dogs, etc. While some work better than others, many people find they help them fall and/or remain asleep. Their effectiveness can vary with level of fatigue and depth of sleep cycle. Anyone caring for a baby or child should avoid anything that will make it hard to hear crying. ...Read more

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Why do I keep hearing white noise in my head every night?

Why do I keep hearing white noise in my head every night?

Normal blood flow.: You're probably hearing the blood flowing through blood vessels in the ear area. When you have your ear on a pillow or mattress, you're blocking out environmental noises, so the normal noises of circulation become audible. ...Read more

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What white noise level should I listen to to make me sleep?

Low as possible: White noise is often used to help shut out other noises and eases the transition from wakefulness to sleep for many people. Turn the volume as low as possible, as repeated exposure to any loud noise may result in small but cummulative hearing loss. ...Read more

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What to do if you need to sleep with 'white noise' in hotel?

What to do if you need to sleep with 'white noise' in hotel?

Bring your own white: Noise with you & use good sleep hygiene. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable >. ...Read more

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Is it ok to be using a 'white noise' all the the time when I sleep?

Is it ok to be using a 'white noise' all the the time when I sleep?

That may be a good: Strategy for sleep - it is ok. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized ; finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath >. ...Read more

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Do white noise machines affect your hearing if you use them nightly for decades?

Shouldn't: Although it is possible if you had the machine up very loud. At average volume settings there should be very little, if any, risk of hearing loss. ...Read more