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Margy

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Hi. I need to get some speakers so I can play background sound in my bedroom while I relax or sleep there. I am very sensitive to noises of any repetitive engine, mowers, motorcycles and loud cars, and even my furnace and AC fan. I really need to play some nature sounds in my bedroom to smooth out the noises and also to help make progress on my hyperacusis.

I would use my iPad, and I want to use a pair of speakers. I don't want to spend too much, but I don't want something that will not sound good or possibly even irritate my ears. Would a simple pair of computer speakers be good enough?
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The only thing I have to suggest is using wav files for better sound quality, rather than mp2 files.
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Margy

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Thanks! How do I tell whether something on the Internet is a wav file or something else?
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Hello Margy,

Like you l have a problem with engine noises, motors, turbines, air conditioners etc etc. I boght an app on my ipad called WhiteNoise HD, look in the app store on the ipad. It comes with loads of different sounds including rain, wind, sandstorms, wind chimes etc etc. I plug the ipad into the mains rather than use the battery at niight and set the sleep timer for three hours. The speakers on my ipad are fine and clear. Believe it or not the plane cabin noise choice masks my tinnitus and any noise from the fridge etc. You can select more than one choice and it will play your playlist. Works well for me, and if awake after three hours all l have to do is reset it. Take a look, you can download the free app ffor it and upgrade if you like it.
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Hi Margy,

A pair of computer speakers is fine. I use them for sleeping and works well for me. My opinion is that you don't need to use wav files; mp3 files are fine if their bitrate (sound quality) is 256 Kbps at least.


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Margy

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Thank you Elizo and Roses88 for your advice. I think I will buy a pair of computer speakers just to get the sound more spread out. But it would also be convenient to be able to just use the iPad as it is sometimes.

Roses88, I'm glad to hear someone else who is as sensitive to engines as I am, if only because it makes me feel more "normal". I will check out that sound source you mentioned. My audiologist told me about a free app called naturespace, which I haven't explored very much yet. I don't like headphones much, so I thought speakers would be good in my bedroom. I tried to listen to the ocean waves with headphones, and it made me feel dizzy. It's a kind of sound that just moves too much.

When I can take a walk out of town and hear wind in the leaves, I feel like it must be doing me good.
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