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Science - Physics / noise
|English term or phrase: noise generated by a therapeutic noise generator|
Unlike a tinnitus masker, which seeks to drown out outside noises, a therapeutic noise generator seeks merely to divert the attention. It produces a kind of calming sound like waves on the shore but with no variation – it’s exactly the same from one moment to another.
Now, I think that the sound produced by a masker would be white noise, but I’m not so sure about the sound produced by a therapeutic noise generator.
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|English translation:calming/relaxing sounds|
Those are the types of sounds (or noises) produced by a therapuetic noise machine. The aim is to relax the patient, or listener. Some people use these as a part of therapy, and others use them for home relaxation techniques or even for help falling asleep.
Some examples of the types of noise produced are: waves on the beach (as previously mentioned), wind, birds chirping, and other "nature" sounds.
As Ken and Egil noted, this is not white noise, which is a technical term.
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The sound produced by a masker is normally NOT white noise, though it could theoretically be. A masker can produce the sound from waves, a fan, birds or whatever. The sound produced by a therapeutic noise generator is described here as "waves on the shore but with no variation – it’s exactly the same from one moment to another", and that seems to me like white noise.
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