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kendaleigh

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I was wondering whether anyone had managed to find a gentle "sea" natural sounds CD at all?  I have something called Dreamsurf which is pounding waves and big silent gaps inbetween, but am looking for something more akin to the sound of the sea gently breaking onto a sloping beach and retreating (more of the slop, whoosh kind of sound is the only way I can think of to describe it!). 
 
I'm still struggling with listening to music (except for one particular CD, very quiet) and tv is a no go area at present, so would like more natural sounds I can play as sound enrichment in our quiet home.
 
I know this might seem such a very trivial query but I'm guessing this is just about the best place to ask!
 
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I am searching for the same thing. My most recent discovery is a c.d. that contains both piano and ocean waves. The piano stops the sudden shifts of sound threshold to my ears. You can try going to aol live radio where they have nature sounds available to listen to as well as purchase.


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Kenda and saab -

I have two CDs from a company called Listening Earth.  One is called Surf, Beach & Shoreline.  (See the first link.)  The second one, which is very good, is called Rain in the Forest.  (See second link about halfway down page.)  The good thing about this company is that they provide actual well produced recordings of real sounds.  You can listen to portions of them online and see if they are what you have in mind.  Good luck.  

http://www.listeningearth.com.au/albums/20Surf/20Surf_Album_Info.htm

http://www.listeningearth.com.au/albums/Frameset_Albums.htm

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kendaleigh

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Thanks so much Rob.  They say variety is the spice of life and so I may go for both of your suggestions!  I am very grateful for your input, as always...

Kind regards,

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Thought I'd just throw this in as well, I sleep with a large electric fan on, I figure if there's a chance it could help my ears tolerance increase why not. Anyhow, fans are great because the large ones can be somewhat loud, yet are a soft discomfort-free sound. It faces away from me by the way, otherwise I'd wake up very cold lol.
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Good idea to use a fan, Ed.  Anything that puts some neutral background sound into the room while you sleep is the way to go. 

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saab1216

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I have been using a humidifier to sleep.It produces a softer sound than a fan and moisturizes the air as well.I never slept better.P.s. a couple of tylenol P.M. capsules as well.P.S.S I tried listening to rain  in the forest and the rain hurts my ears.....Unbelievable but true.


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Hi Paul,

It's nice that there are all sorts of sound enrichment options available :-)
And finding what works well for us on an individual basis is a really wonderful.
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That's absolutely right, Breeze, and a very good point.  The key is to work with sound that we as individuals can handle.  It doesn't matter what it is.  What matters is that we consistently use it.  If we do that, as time passes we will be able to use more ambitious sound. 

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Rob,

You mention-

The key is to work with sound that we as individuals can handle.  It doesn't matter what it is.  What matters is that we consistently use it.  If we do that, as time passes we will be able to use more ambitious sound.

And to know that really is music to my ears. Thank you.

When you speak of more "ambitious sound" in this sense, though
Are you referring to the overall "energy" of the sound?
(For instance with music, some songs are softer/smoother and others,have more of a beat)
Or are you referring to the frequency range?
(or both?)

I definitely notice that with music, the range of what I can handle as well as the "energy level" and volume continue to change. (in a positive direction)
And I do leave music on during the day alot these days, for background sound.
Other times I listen more closely.

But about sound enrichment in general-
You bring up a really interesting thought,  and that would be about using something different, for traditional types of sound enrichment. (such as with the sound from nature cds, or sound machines,  etc.)
But I am wondering about not just for the variety it would give - of having something different on , for background sound,(as it seems Kenda was asking about)
But, in addition to that,  I wonder if it could have other benefits as well?
(Instead of leaving the same thing on the same thing over and over.)
Like with music, I have found it helpful for me, to keep adding to what I listen to overtime, as I am able to tolerate it, not just for the variety, but because adding selections also seems to help my hearing adjust in other ways- to what I can tolerate overall.

And what you just mentioned, makes me wonder if the variation, even in just traditional forms of background sound enrichment, (like what someone may leave playing in the background during the day, or even at night) depending on what one finds soothing, pleasing and that they can tolerate, may be beneficial in some way?
It never really occurred to me to try different nature cds, for background sounds,
though I do listen to music alot during the day, these days,

But just about more "traditional types of sound enrichment"-
I wonder if using something different at times, may be helpful in some ways, as well?
Thanks for your thoughts,
Breeze
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