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What is White Noise?

White Noise is created by a continuum of frequencies equally distributed over the whole hearing range. In healthcare applications, white noise is used to treat hyperacusis, an increased sensitivity to normal environmental sounds, or to camouflage the annoyance caused by tinnitus, a ringing in the ear occurring without any stimulus. White noise is also used to mask background noises in the office, or to aid in sleep.

Pink Noise and Brown Noise variations

Although all frequencies are produced in equal intensity, white noise sounds much brighter than what we would expect from a spectrally flat noise. This is due to the nature of our hearing, which doesn't sense all frequencies equally. Therefore, people often prefer to listen to Pink Noise, a noise that boosts the lower frequency range to compensate for the unnatural brightness of white noise, or Brown Noise, a noise that puts even more emphasis on the lower frequencies. When one exactly compensates for the particular sensitive curve of the human hearing, white noise turns Grey.

Calibrated Output

This sound generator is calibrated and outputs a pink-like spectrum when the sliders are horizontally aligned. Calibration is unique to this website, and can be used to compensate for your own hearing, audio equipment, and listening environment deficiencies: follow our Calibration Procedure once, then access Your Hearing Curve from the right pane.

Testimonials - updated every month - write yours here

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  I tried to turn up the bass enough so it sounds like the ambient engine noise from Star Trek. I don't know what you will think but this was enough to lull me to sleep!

  Thank-you for your site. I often work at home and previously have needed silence to concentrate. This is no longer an option since my boyfriend and I live in an open plan flat and he refuses to walk the streets whilst I write. I am currently working on a paper whilst he watches the Liverpool game. You might just of saved our relationship.

  I also have misophonia and this has really saved my sanity at work. There are far too many gum smackers here. This setting also masks loud conversations.

  Combine this with the Traffic Noise and you've got heaven to the ears! Hint: It sounds like you're outside when you combine it.

  I have a mental disorder called misophonia. I have a need in my every day life for good noise to distract me from sound triggers. myNoise has been a stress reliever, a sleep aid, and a sanity saviour. Thank you sooo much.

  myNoise is a lifesaver! I use it to sleep every night.

  This helps me learn all those boring history questions! This is a lifesaver.

  After another truly crap day at work, spent wondering how on earth to get out of this rat race, I didn't come up with a plan, so tomorrow, it's the same old crap. But, half an hour of some deep caves, then another hour playing around with all your wonderful sounds, has made all the difference to my night. I hope my small offering of support helps you to keep doing something you enjoy.

  Group study rooms, coffee shops, airports, theme parks.. hah. Anywhere. I can get my focus on. Thanks!

  I love this sound so much. It reminds me of a huge waterfall in the distance... Huge as in whole oceans of water falling over cliffs...

  Love this. I'm so happy to have found this site. It muffles and calms the outside world, but doesn't drown you in stagnant static. -v

  This is, by far, my favorite of all the mixers. It sounds like I'm right back on that 7-47 to Seattle. The customer support was incredible as well. I had allot of questions, and I got allot of answers, quickly, I might add. -Thanks Stephane.

  I can't believe someone is this amazing to make this available for free! It's definitely the best white noise generator out there. When I can't sleep or when I need help concentrating I turn this on. I wish more people knew about this site. Being a busy college student, its become a necessity for me. Thanks to whoever created this!!!!

  This reminds me of being on an aeroplane, with the air vent on, which I find quite calming. I like to combine it with theta waves when I am working on concept art and have noticed an increase in my creative vision.

  I love this because it makes me want to just sit and contemplate things. It's just so good to listen to! :3

  I live in NYC and would not know what I would do without this to sleep with! Complete life saver...thank you!

  This is amazing! Just customised my own generator and it is the first time in years I have sat without hearing tinnitus in a quiet office. Had to shift the computer box back as it's now too loud.

  My office is so loud and overcrowded I put in foam earplugs, put on DJ-style headphones and turn up the white noise until I can't hear anything else. Instead of the din of 50 people, phones, computers, printers, people walking on concrete floors overhead, and an active warehouse 20 feet away, I hear only the softest tone, like a distant waterfall in a quiet woods on a snowy day. Ahhh... thank you!

  It sounds like sitting under an overpass during heavy traffic and rain... love that noise.

  I use this adjusted white noise to help me sleep, and have it running every night. Very helpful.

  This has literally lifted my bad mood! For some reason, colleagues think it's OK to play the radio on their PCs - I'd have one station playing to my left and one to my right and it was very distracting - I literally can't listen to music and concentrate properly. With the white noise I can concentrate as if there's no noise at all. Thanks!

  Working the day after a 5-hour heavy metal concert is really hard due to the tinnitus caused by the acoustic trauma. White and pink noises like this one or the waterfall sound worked like a charm, thank you!

  I stumbled upon 23 decibel earplugs and have used them to block out noise, not realizing that there was a better option called pink noise to help me focus on work. I have now found my perfect setting and really like that I can turn it up or down depending on noise levels. I have only just started using it, but it has increased my focus and productivity 10 folds. Thank you!

  Sounds like the ocean. I can't even hear the noisy ac in my office anymore.

  Calming the baby.

  This site is amazing. Whenever I need to study or just want to relax while reading or something like that, I go to this site. Sometimes when my head is hurting, listening to whitenoise makes it go away. Totally awesome.

  Perfect for drowning out annoying classmates.

  Amazing! It perfectly resembles a fan- which I need for sleep aid but cannot use during cold months!

  This is my sonic cocoon, a haven from distractions. Thank you.

  This badboy sent my teething baby clean off to sleep in less than two minutes. Bang!

  In so many ways, this product has changed my life. And I can ensure you many more. I would love to talk with you over email if I could, I have a story to share you may find interesting. Rich

Please feel free to contact me by email. I'd love to hear your story too! Stephane (at mynoise dot net).

  It's probably not healthy how much I love this. It's Muzak in Limbo's waiting room. Can't talk now, must listen to the roaring void.

  This is perfect -- for when I am studying, relaxing, or trying to think with a particularly brutal headache. Thank you so much!

  I find it very soothing, actually, and in my headphones, it's pretty good for blocking noise from others while I'm trying to work.

  ← Niagara Falls

  Sounds like rain

  This keeps me sane. I cannot live without it. My gratitude is beyond measure. This is absolutly necessary for me to get through a day and night.

  It helps me to concentrate when I am doing homework.

  Natural Rain noise

  Keeps me from being distracted by the constant ruckus of my co-workers! Thanks!

  ← Airplane

  Dealing with brain fog from auto-immune conditions and sound hypersensitivity from Fibro and mild Aspergers, work at home online in a space shared with a currently not working, noisy extrovert. Music has proven ineffective at blocking out TV and verbal noise from the next room, but so far this pink /brown noise is doing pretty well and better than white noise. Thanks!

  I have suffered from tinnitus since I was 16 and am now 27. Two weeks ago I had a heightening of the high frequency ring I suffer from. For the first time in my life it has become so bothersome I am seeking all avenues for relief including wearing a tinnitus masker. It took me a while to find a frequency I enjoy but I have found one. Thank you. Tinnitus is virtually incurable but this helps.

  This has really helped me get used to not having a fan in my window during the summer! It is a great help!

  You've let me create the sound I was looking for and couldn't find.

  This is perfect for my tinnitus! I love the sound of the low rumble, which is extremely relaxing, along with the really high frequency to block out the ringing.

  Really helps to reduce distraction from noisy environment at work.

  Sounds to me like a forest rain... makes me think I'm out in a cabin in the woods listening to the rain. I love it.

  I'm in end stage kidney failure and facing my mortality. This noise soothes me and helps me be in the moment and seems to distract me from my anticipatory grief and physical pain. Thank you.

Along with these noise vibrations, we are sending our deepest feelings to you too. Be this journey as serene as possible!

  This custom setting sounds as close to heavy rainfall as I can hear. It is very helpful in falling to sleep.

  Awesome! This helped a lot with my homework as my roommate turns the TV up so loud.

  Great for a coffee shop. Evens out talking noise and masks the milk steamer.

  I love this generator. It helps me right my migraines. It's helping me take the edge off as I speak

  I felt an immediate physical response once I got my frequencies adjusted to something I liked; an instant sense of warmth, safety, stability, and focus. I wasn't expecting that--I was just messing around! This just became my favorite thing to have in the background for working, for writing, for ANYTHING where I need to tamp down distraction and nerves. I can't thank you enough.

  Higher on brown noise. I like a deeper resonance that gives a feeling of depth to the sound.

  I use it mainly to sleep, but occasionally when writing at the computer. I use a setting here that's not too much on either bass or high end. Something about white noise is relaxing and even a little hypnotic maybe when trying to sleep.

  I have just discovered this site. I have tinnitis (aggravated by medication) and ADD, and need to study. I've just found the most soothing grey noise... what's even more brilliant is that it sounds like I'm aboard the Enterprise.

  Oddly relaxing and sea like!

  Old video game, crowd applausing

  Sleeping in the rain.

  This website is a life saver. I've created the perfect noise to block out the noise created by my obnoxious upstairs neighbors and I sleep well again.

  The sound of the cooling system in a server room of any major data centre - deep, loud, blocks out speech.

  This is the best simulation of the sound of the cabin of a 747 airliner.

  This is wonderful, the perfect background buzz that helps me focus on my reading. It's relaxing, but not enough to put me to sleep, which is exactly what I want.

  Low rumble for sleep.

  I got this nice part-hiss part-rumble after tweaking the sliders on the basic White Noise. I've had 2 people tell me they liked it so maybe someone else will find this soothing too.

  This page is my hero. My roommate breathes loudly, sighs and groans a lot, talks to herself (loudly), and talks on the phone to her boyfriend and mother quite often (and even louder than she talks to herself!). With this generator, I can listen to something other than her while doing my homework, without the distraction of music! Life. Saver.

  To me this noise is calming.

  I wanted to try to recreate the powerful sound of Niagara Falls.

  This setting resonates well in my head. I like this one, but everyone has their own favourites!

  Low Alpha & Beta promotes concentration.

  Use this to sleep after midnight shift.

  Thank you - this helps me block out the sound of a colleague who types like a sledgehammer...

  It sounds like rain. I love rain.

  I like being able to create my own noise rather than pick from a small set of pre-arranged noise settings.

  After experimenting with the sliders for a little while, I was able to come up with a static noise that made me feel so much better! A neutral, hissing static punctuated with crackling pops that lighten my mood and soothes my nerves.

  I feel calm and energized when I can block out distracting background noise.

  With the death of my fan, I pursued several online white noise generators, hoping to be a little more "green" than running a fan all night, and found this and have used it nightly for the past couple or three weeks.

  I used the calibration and the sound fits my ears like a glove.

  It's amazing... those noises bring me right in the Zone while coding, or reading, or thinking...

  Blocks inhibitors, encapsulates productive space.

  It pretty much counteracts my tinnitis.

Current Slider Settings

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Presets

White Noise
Pink Noise
Brown Noise
Grey-like Noise

Infra Noise
Ultra Noise

Band Noise - Octave 1 - 60 Hz
Band Noise - Octave 2 - 125 Hz
Band Noise - Octave 3 - 250 Hz
Band Noise - Octave 4 - 500 Hz
Band Noise - Octave 5 - 1000 Hz
Band Noise - Octave 6 - 2000 Hz
Band Noise - Octave 7 - 4000 Hz
Band Noise - Octave 8 - 8000 Hz

Random

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locked  Enter the Meditation Room

Animation Control

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Calibrate First  > Your Hearing Curve

Usage

Each slider controls a particular frequency band, from the lowest to the highest frequency. Adjust sliders to taste.

To mask undesirable noises, focus on bands sharing the same tone as the noise you want to cover. Doing so achieves a higher efficiency, and quieter masking noise levels.