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Old 08-02-2015, 04:14 PM   #1
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Anyone use a sound machine for "white noise" to drown out trucks and such in rest areas and truck stops? I know nothing will drown out the air brakes coming on, but I've been running my genny all night just for the white noise and it seems wasteful . Its nice to have the ac for coffee maker in the morning and my clock ,but I'm thinking an inverter and a noise machine might be smarter. I'm looking at these: http://www.amazon.com/Marpac-DOHM-DS...+noise+machine http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00..._al_bw_g121_i2 One is digital and one has a real fan

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Old 08-02-2015, 04:23 PM   #2
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We have this one for our hotel stays. Since we always stay in CG we don't need one for the road.


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OP, I have the one you linked to. I use it every day due to the extreme tinnitus I have from shooting without hearing protection as a kid and working on Jet engines for a few years in the Marines. I have one in my bedroom and I take it with me wherever I go if I'll be there overnight. I even have a white noise app on my phone, although it doesn't work as well.
The noise machine is fairly cheap. I try not to leave home without one.

The homedics one works, but the noise is electronic as opposed to mechanical, and I much prefer the mechanical version. I tried the rain setting on an electronic one, and after a minute or two, I could discern a pattern (the noise was basically a sound file of falling rain on a loop) and that drove me insane. All I could think about was the pattern I was hearing, and I didn't sleep much that night.
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Old 08-03-2015, 12:37 PM   #4
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When we got a radio in the past, it came with a White Noise CD (rain, wind, chimes, waves, etc.). Bet you can download something like this to run on some device you may have. Here are some free ones from Amazon.
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If you have a iOS (Apple device) check out the app 'White Noise'. Just what the doctor ordered.
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Old 08-03-2015, 03:55 PM   #7
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Search for "White Noise CD" on Amazon. Pop it in the stereo and sleep like a baby.

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