By now you’ve probably heard of the benefits of white noise, that gentle humming background sound that masks intrusive sounds while you try to work or relax. Several websites enable you to access white noise at your convenience. Try these:
- www.Noisli.com offers a wide variety of sound backdrops that you can mix and match to achieve a combination that sounds right to you. If you want to hear the sound of wind, birds, a rippling brook or a crackling fire, you have the option. If you want to relax, get more focused, feel energized or simply pass the time, Noisli can do that, too. And it’s free.
- www.MyNoise.net presents soundscapes that let you block sound, meditate, feel uplifted and even improve your health. Based on detailed research, MyNnoise.net automatically calibrates itself to your hearing and the speakers connected to your system. It offers online sounds and an app for your smartphone. It also requests donations of $5 to help finance bandwidth.
- www.Coffitivity.com recreates the buzz and hum of a coffee shop, sounds that many people find conducive to productivity. You can choose a morning murmur or a lunchtime buzz depending on how you feel. Students or those feeling scholarly can choose “university undertones.” In any case, you can find a soundscape that’s right for you. This site is also free.