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The Sound of Thunder, without the fear of strikes

Our Rain Noise is by far the most often played sound on myNoise, attracting thousands of visitors every day! It sounds very even, and works perfectly as a noise blocker but also is used to relieve stress and tension. While our rain noise provides a lot of rain, and just a touch of thunder rumble in the lower register, our thunder noise generator is the opposite: a lot of thunder, and just the right amount of rain to fill in the higher frequencies. The rain on Distant Thunder is slightly more dynamic too, offering subtle variations over time, which is how rain should sound below thunderclouds. Turn the Animate! feature on, to further increase this effect.

This thunder soundscape has been deliberately kept quiet and calm: no instant thunder clap or lightning strike will frighten people with anxiety problems, or astraphobia (the fear of thunder and lightning).

Have you ever heard of Rain.today? It's an online rain generator that perfectly blends with this one! Try combining both, you will be surprised. Click the orange link to add another layer of rain sounds.

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  This really helps, the thunder is just loud enough to hear the booms, and the rain level is just enough to make it seem like its coming from outside. I put this on every night!

  I always enjoyed listening to the rain especially being from Seattle. Having a wide variety on hand be it a customizable mixer or loaded presets just shows the intricacy of the setup that allows for the creation of the perfect mixture for whomever may appreciate it. I have deep appreciation and respect for this man to go out and gather and source all of this for everyone to enjoy. Please donate!

  My soul is soothed in a profound way. Thank you.

  As a ADHD student with procrastination problems and 2 little sisters who watch sims 4 youtube channels on the tv all day, this may have saved my AP Language grade, not sure yet but hopefully. 10/10 would donate but alas, I am broke.

  Normal office noise is bad for concentration; same uninspired crappy songs repeating in an infinite loop on speakers every single day is nauseating. Thankfully I can block it out with this gem of a website.

  I love this mixed with examination time, it makes for rather productive background noise, almost like sitting a class room or library with a storm brewing outside.

  Oh my Lord after using the other noise site that went completely commercial I was put off from these sites. Thank you that you saw the need for such a site. This is the best thing ever.

  I love the sound of rain, it helps me feel confortable and focus. This generator sometimes gets me wondering if it really isn't raining outside, which is the only thing that occasionally distracts me while I'm deeply focused, immensely helped by this website, which is a testament to its effectiveness.

  This. Is. So. Cool! I can't believe this website exists. Thank you for such cool sounds.

  Never underestimate the impact this project has had on people Dr. Pigeon! I have been using your noise generators for at least a year now and it is an essential part of my routine to get focused, and stay productive when working on a project. Your work is valuable to me and I would like to thank you for putting this out to the world.

  I always use this when my neighbours are making noises again :D

  I have some major ADHD and the thunder helps me focus on my task.

  Love the site, your dedication and the ultra-high quality of the sounds. The ability to adjust levels of sounds and settings within the sounds are amazing! Keep up the great work!

  I suffer with quite bad anxiety and often have trouble sleeping due to it. The thunder & rain noise generator helps tremendously for when my anxiety starts when I try to sleep and always helps calm me down. Cannot recommend it enough for those who suffer with anxiety/sleep problems.

  This is really good ambience for a casual game of Dark Souls or poker, or maybe something else. I love to listen to thunderstorms with a bit of rain. Load my settings for some rain and loud thunder.

  This really helps me meditate on the Divine. Helps get my mind in the right place for contacting higher powers and reading Scripture.

  Click the blue heart for thunder only and no rain I am an adult male with severe ADHD, I used to love listening to thunder as a kid when I stayed in South Africa, unfortunately where I stay in the UK now there is no thunder at all and this helps me to relax and focus.

  I get super bad anxiety, especially around exam time. I also have adhd. This site has helped me so much to concentrate while studying. <3

  helps me concentrate on the ridiculously long essays I have to write in university

  This is a great place to be in. When I can't focus or when I am stressed I come here to enjoy the lovely sounds of nature. myNoise.net is the best place to be. Thanks for creating nature noises for us to listen to.

  Nice one. I used to get a great nap. In summer here is unbearable hot, but the sound makes my mind a rainy cold weather that brings a great deep nap.

  This has helped me fall asleep and gain some concentration to do things. It's so soothing, thank you for creating this!

  Holy snopes, thank god this exists.

  I'm so glad I found this site, it's perfect for study, especially when I want to fill the quiet air and drift off to sleep.

  This is an absolute lifesaver! I've been procrastinating on this one project and was struggling to start it, but when I put this on it was suddenly way easier to concentrate. It also works great for relaxing and calming anxiety as well!

  I am so glad I found this website, I'm using it while writing uni essays. Thank you!

  Such a beautiful, soothing sound thank you so much!

  This is perfect, any setting on here that isn't too quiet will help SO much with my ADHD, I have to take pills in the morning to help me focus at school but the effect won't last when it's time for homework, and Distant Thunder is there to save the day (I guess).

  This is actually so dynamic and in-depth. What a great website. It delivers no matter what kind of vibe I'm looking for.

  This really makes me sleep so easy! I love it <3

  Holy heck this is setting is really good. Makes me very calm and makes me feel safe.

  I'm in love, I absolutely love thunder and this is perfect.

  Finally something that makes me focus so I can get my work done without the constant distractions. I could work in the middle of a mall and feel like I was alone, just with the sound of a storm rattling around. Amazing. Recommending this to everyone I know.

  Imagine this: I have ADHD, type 1 bipolar disorder, and an open office. It's the unholy trinity of distraction, especially when a manic phase kicks in. But myNoise.net makes is possible to drown out my racing thoughts, buckle down, and get things done. Thanks for saving my career.

  This is wonderful. I can write for hours without feeling distracted. My productivity is through the roof — thank you!

  This is really great for me and my boyfriend, my boyfriend doesn't know if he has ADHD or not, But I sure do and it helps a lot. It helps when we're trying to calm down or just trying to focus on something. It both makes us very happy and we both love it.

  This noise sounds so nice and relaxing, and it really helps me focus on my studying!

  I love it. I love it. I love it. It's great and I use this to study/do homework so much.

  I love this. Listened to this with a Chillhop stream while programming and fell asleep instantly. 10/10.

  It can almost make me feel happy again.

  This is a really good site especially when I have high levels of stress. Really cool keep up the good work.

  Makes possible long periods of studying with intense focus. The polar opposite of my typical scattered state of mind. I ocassionally pause and marvel at how miraculous it is that this works so well.

  Really nice when studying. Great to play while listening to chillhop. Helps block out noise too. Thanks for making it, I really appreciate it.

  This really helped me a lot. Maybe I have ADHD....

  I love this website! No other allows me to focus the same way. I can just turn it on and remain focused and in tune to my studies for hours... It's amazing! :)

  Everything I listened to on this platform is just finest sound. Amazing work. Also the interface works great - the whole project is pure love and passion - and this is the result I guess. Great work! Glad I've found it. Thanks!

  Calmed me down and helped me concentrate. Very shooting too. I love it.

  It's an amazing distance thunder. It helps me a lot for ADHD to focus and study for hours. Thanks a lot.

  Perfect for sleeping at night!

  Love this, it really does help with my ADHD!

  I love the sound of rain, my favourite noise is "Distant Thunder" this sound help me to focus when I study. In addition it makes me feel comfortable when I'm stressed and I need some peace.

  Listen to this every night to help me sleep.

  I love the sound of rain as where I'm from it rains almost every Friday in the spring/summer and reminds me of the weekend. I'm now in college and the noise is super nice layered behind some music or a TV show for some extra comfort/outside noise reduction.

  I love the sound of rain as where I'm from it rains almost every Friday in the spring/summer and reminds me of the weekend. I'm now in college and the noise is super nice layered behind some music or a TV show for some extra comfort/outside noise reduction.

  I have moderate to severe tinnitus and sometimes this is the best remedy for the annoying whine. I'm also a professional programmer and find this sound keeps me focused.

  Music while studying is too loud for me, this is way more relaxing.

  I love combining this with Desert Wind at night. There's just something so nice about falling asleep to a storm.

  I have anxiety and recently it's been getting worse. Stuff like this doesnt fix it completely but it helps a lot.

  I have ADHD and this setting really helps me get stuff done. <3

  The deep rumbles of thunder and the soft drizzle of rain make me feel so much at ease, I'm thankful for this sound!

  I have been diagnosed with profound anxiety recently. This site helped me calm down so much. I'm so glad I found this site. It's really helpful for people like me who has anxiety and who is a sucker for ASMR and sound therapy.

  I suffer from a quite severe astraphobia and in Malaysia, where I'm from, the 2 last months of the year, the weather kinda sucks. While everyone's having fun and getting into their festive mood, I keep worrying about the weather. I wanted to get rid of this and decided to expose myself to storm. Then I found this which really helps as I can control the intensity of the storm and slowly go up.

  This is amazing with the thunder turned off and Primeval Forest playing at the same time.

  This set to high animation combined with Singing Bowls with the same setting is the most relaxed I've ever been. I have immense difficulty working on assignments with or without music, but I almost completed a full essay without difficulty listening to this. Not exaggerating, this may have changed how I do schoolwork for the better.

  This is so helpful for me! I'm an HSP (highly sensitive person) and I get totally overloaded by the noise of my siblings and high school stress. When I can't even listen to music, Distant Thunder is exactly what I need to help sooth my nerves so I can write. It can take me from the verge of tears to almost perfectly calm.

 I had a super stressful English paper to write and I was to anxious about it to sleep. This really helped me calm down. I recommend this for other people with anxiety or high stress levels, and school definitely gives me BOTH.

 This triggered my storm-related PTSD. Thank you, noise machines!

 Helps me sleep at night.

 This mix is great for art history all nighters, nice and steady smooth while red bull and articles on the Merode Altarpiece rattle your brain.

 The thunder sounding so close yet still a little distant reminds me of watching storms with my dad as a child. Immediately, I breathe easier and my focus sharpens. It's useful for getting in the headspace to read long articles for classes or to write papers.

 This was wonderful for helping me work on an English paper that I was dreading writing, not only helping me focus but also calming me down. I love this generator!

 I like using this to help me fall alseep and meditate, as well as I play it through my speaker when I'm in the shower so it's like I'm in the rain and that provides a nice, calm, and refreshing shower.

 I just find this peaceful and it helped set the mood for my writing.

 I'm partially deaf/hoh, only affecting deeper sounds/things with more bass, and being able to customize this as far as I could let me experience the sound of a storm the way I did before my hearing started going downhill. Thank you so much for this, I'll be using this to work for years to come I'm sure.

 This particular setting and generator is my absolute favourite. I use it to calm down, to work, to meditate - and I am incredibly grateful for it.

 Really realistic and relaxing, can also help for study and to sleep. Would definitely recommend.

 Helped me get work done by drowning out noise and other thoughts. Rainy days are always the best.

 This sound is amazing! I just turn it on, play a piano playlist and reality melts away. It is also great for studying.

 I combine this with Rain On A Tent (with slider animation!) whenever I'm having a particularly bad anxiety day. I immediately get less tense and have an easier time focusing on the world around me, rather than all of the negative thoughts.

 I suffer from IED (anger issues), and this helps me a lot when I have an attack, my breathing gets calmer and my mind clears all negative chaotic thoughts I might be having, the sound of thunder and gentle rain make me float away to a different, nicer world.

 Helps me focus on my writing and sets a mood as well. Helps me through panic attacks and episodes.

 Honestly just needed some loud rain and lots of thunder to relax. Helps calm my anxiety. <3

 I really like this, and have become addicted to the noise, haha. To be honest, this really helps me relax!

 This is ridiculously helpful for my ADD and soothing for my anxiety. 11/10 would recommend! I have my subwoofer on the floor by my feet and I can feel the rumbles, it's great for stimming! I love the animating sliders, it makes the sound dynamic so I don't get bored of it.

  I love a good rumble.

 This plus fire noise ambience is one of my favorite sounds ever.

 Thanks! Helped me a lot with my exams.

 This and the tin roof together reminds me of home. When ever I get homesick I put them on and I feel like I am at home.

 This goes so amazingly well with ambient artists' music, like Solar Fields or Brian Eno, it adds such an intriguing atmosphere and so many new layers to the music which drives me working for hours.

 Rain is one of those sounds that is just so calming, and peaceful to listen to. The thunder that accompanies it isn't too harsh, nor is it too quiet. This noise alone has helped with my focus, my mood, and helps empty my mind if I need to.

 It was really hard for me to concentrate on school work before using this. This helps me tune out outside noises and get lots of work done.

 I've been looking for thunder sounds of good quality and especially without rain for a while, finding only some repeating simple tracks on youtube. This, how ever, is a whole new level.

 Really good for sleeping and cooled me down in this boiling weather.

 This is honestly amazing. Helped me fall asleep within an hour, when normally I can't fall asleep for another three hours.

 Helps me to fall asleep during hot summer nights when I have to open the windows to get some cooler air into the attic, where I have my bedroom. The compressor of the air condition of the neighbour keeps me awake otherwise.

 Wow, this helped me fall fast asleep.

 I recreated the feel of a southern USA summer storm pretty well I think. Its great for writing and relaxing.

 Man, this generator is a life savior when you live in Paris, and you have to finish an article the very same day of the Football World Cup finale... France won, and everybody is partying under my windows... (yeaaah...I guess). By the way Dr. Pigeon: wonderful performance of the Diables Rouges!

 Just nice for the night.

 Really appreciate the ability to play with the sliders and achieve the perfect mix: heavy on the rumble and light on the rain hiss.

 I love to use this in combination with a solo sad violin to feel like a supervillain.

 These settings mixed with my settings on Tin Roof Rain have perfected back when I was younger sleeping on the couch in my sundeck on my grandmother's house. Amazing.

 School is difficult for me, and I get stressed out a lot. It's amazing to be able to listen to this, paired with Winter Walk, and let it take away my worries.

 This is perfect for writing background. It creates a busy atmosphere without anything strangely distracting. It's also super comforting - nothing like the sound of a storm to make you feel small!

 This plus Mournful Chimes is both soothing and focusing. It feels like being in some sort of gently spooky old house while listening to a nice summer rainstorm outside.

 It's rare for where I live to experience heavy rain, let alone thunder storms, so the sounds have always been so calming and mystifying for me. I love to hear the deep thrum of the rumble and thunder sliders while using headphones. So calming.

 Helps me fall asleep.

 I fall asleep to this almost every night. I love it!

 I enjoy writing, and it often helps for me to build sound to either help me focus or to help immerse me in the events that I'm writing. This combined with Ultimate Wind creates a perfect effect for me, as it sounds like a beautiful thunderstorm. It's amazing for concentration, and really helps get me into writing scenes taking place in the midst of a storm.

 When I feel sad or stressed out after a long day, this is my go to source of relaxation! I've always been in love with the sound of rain and thunder during the winter, it just sounds so surreal to me. Highly recommend this!

 It's great, helps me relax after a bad day.

 In this mild summer afternoon, Distant Thunder combined with Crystal Clear (Stream Water) - both at very low volume, recalls the memorized sensations of the afternoon light showers. Great feeling!

 Love this generator, especially on this setting! Lots of rumble, with just enough rain to mask the noise of my environment. I mix this with the Binaural Beat Machine for maximum focus or relaxation.

 Nothing better than creating my own super generator. Love the customization available. This is soo epic, I tell everyone about it.

 This takes me back to the time I used to travel by train to my grandparents as a kid during the rainy season. I remember spending hours just staring out the window with my mouth open, enthralled as a storm played out across empty lands the train passed through. Just me, and the storm.

 This is honestly one of the best websites ever. I've donated to them and will continue to donate as time goes by. It has helped me concentrate on homework, coding, and just about everything that requires relaxation.

 I love the sound, it's extremely relaxing. This website has a lot of better calming sounds than other websites. Heck, it's the BEST calm sounds website out there!

 This is my go-to noise generator on this site. I find it really relaxing and often have it going while listening to my creative list. I often pair it with Take it Easy and put both on Animate, and all of my stress and worry completely vanishes. My husband and I use this generator to relax. We both love it!

 Studying neuro-chemistry is dull work, but I could not make it fun by adding music because the lyrics and variable beats would distract me. This website was recommended to me by a friend who has a girlfriend that enjoys it a lot. I definitely can not imagine studying another way after getting used to this, thank you for the creation. You definitely earned my donation.

 Having found this is just so good. Seriously. I wish I found this site before. So tweakable, so flexible, so relaxing.

 I have insomnia, and the only times I am able to sleep well is when it is raining heavily. When I found this website, I was probably the happiest person on Earth. I listened to it with headphones that night, and it really worked. Ive been using this ever since.

 Loving the new Tape Speed Control function!

 I suffer from clinical depression. The nights are tough as that's when my depression tends to be the worst.While heavy rain makes me anxious thunder relaxes me, so this and some music is making me feel surreal.

 I use this app almost every single night. I used to lose a lot of sleep due to living in a house with a family who are all constantly getting up at all hours throughout the night as well as the morning. With different work schedules and sleep schedules I became frustrated. I was missing out on a good sleep and it was affecting me mentally as well as emotionally and at work. Not now! :)

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