White Noise Benefits

Posted by:gulf onMarch 13, 2018

By Dez Duran-Lamanilao

White noise definition can be better interpreted when a human hears all combined sounds of varying frequencies or pitches. Imagine white noise as 20,000 tones all playing at the same time. White noise is based on auditory masking, which happens when your brain and ears focus on the loudest sound in a given frequency band, while ignoring lower-amplitude signals. Hearing loss from white noise may be avoided provided that the individual is aware of his/her medical conditions.

White noise machines can block out tinnitus symptoms if not used properly, according to the National Institutes of Health. What do these machines do? They produce sounds repeatedly and if you are not aware that you have tinnitus and are exposed to loud ambient noises, this may pose a bigger problem and in some cases, may even lead to other diseases, such as high blood pressure and anemia.

However, white noise is also mostly positive. The results of a study published in “The Journal of Neuroscience reveals that exposure to moderate white noise for one week right after loud noise prevented the reorganization of circuits in a key midbrain structure of the mice’s auditory system as well as their related hearing deficits.

Below is a version of the popular Celestial White Noise video:

Here are some of the key benefits individuals may achieve from hearing white noise:

  • A white noise machine can help those who have trouble falling asleep or are sensitive to the lightest of sounds and thus are easily awakened.
  • White noise can help in meditation in terms of focusing, concentration and emotional stability.
  • Babies who hear white noise will have calmer nerves and thus enjoy a more restful sleep.
  • Research proves that behavior of elderly patients was found to have been easily calmed down by white noise.
  • If you are suffering from ear ringing but are aware that you have tinnitus, it can even help in reducing the illness or minimize vertigo, which is also associated with hearing loss.
  • Improves concentration and eliminates mental confusion or stress
  • Students can also benefit as well; since it provides an ideal atmosphere for concentration.

White noise may not actually sound a noise itself but can even be described as white gentle sound; one of the most common examples is the sound of ocean waves. Discover how you can benefit from white noise and have a soothing experience.

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