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White Noise


White noise is a steady low noise, such as a running air conditioner or fan, or a radio tuned to static between stations. Listening to white noise can drown out distracting noises, help a person concentrate, or help a person sleep more soundly and wake up feeling more refreshed.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerH. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
Last RevisedJanuary 11, 2012

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