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Unraveling the Origins of White Noise

May 17, 2024

White noise, with its vast array of frequencies and calming effects, is a term that has become synonymous with sleep aids, study environments, and soothing soundscapes. But where did white noise get its name? The origin of the term 'white noise' can be traced back to the concept of 'white light,' which is a culmination of all the visible colors in the spectrum combined. In a similar manner, white noise comprises all the frequencies audible to the human ear, played at equal intensities. This blend of sounds results in a constant, indistinguishable hum that is ideal for masking distractions, and it's all thanks to the spectrum of sound frequencies that gives white noise its name.

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