How to use as a Noise Blocker • Tutorial


This video will show you how to use myNoise to block distracting sounds. Let’s say you’re working in an open plan office, and you’re distracted by your colleagues conversations, printers, phone calls, and other noises
that happen throughout the workday. To mask these types of distractions,
many people listen to music using headphones. That’s a good start, since wearing headphones helps to muffle external noises. The problem with music though,
is that it often tends to grab your attention. Depending on what you’re doing, listening to music — with or without lyrics — can be distracting. So, the question is: how do you block the noise that’s distracting you… without becoming further distracted? Introducing myNoise. myNoise offers many different types of sounds specifically optimized for noise blocking. Here’s how it works. Select a sound. Let’s choose rain, for example. Turn it up loud enough to cover up the offending noise; say your chatty co-workers. Since you’re at work, your brain knows it has better things to do than just listening to the gentle sounds of rain. So, after a short period of time, the rain will fade into the background… and out of your consciousness. This effectively allows you to work as if those chatty colleagues next to you weren’t even there. To see exactly how this works, let’s head over to and go to the Online Noises page. Sounds are categorized based on which application they were built for. For noise blocking, click the Noise Blocking icon. This will highlight the corresponding generators that are best at blocking noise. Choose a noise generator from those highlighted in the list below. Many people use the rain sound but cave water’s nice too. Let’s choose that one. If your computer’s volume level is already set where you like it, use the Volume Up button. Increase the sound level of myNoise until your chatty co-workers are masked by the sound of the cave water. Once you’ve masked the noise, you may want to refine what you hear. Sliders on myNoise correspond to precise frequencies. High frequencies are on the right… and lower frequencies are on the left. Reduce each slider as much as you like, making sure that the distracting noise is still being masked. Once you’ve finished, you’ve got a slider profile that’s optimal for the environment you’re working in. This is also the quietest sound you can get that still masks the distraction. After a while, your brain will automatically fade this noise into the background, effectively silencing both the chatty colleagues *and* the cave water sound. To save these settings for next time, just hit the link that says ‘Save as Cookie’. Then, when you want to load those exact slider positions again, simply click the link next to it, that says “Load.” And that’s it! Effective, personal noise blocking for the office, home, or wherever.


18 Responses

  1. DJDa9L

    December 2, 2015 6:13 pm

    And this is not just some false promises.. I've been using myNoise for the exact scenario described in the video, and it works PERFECTLY ! Thanks for this product. It has become an everyday tool for me.

  2. Erik 78

    December 5, 2015 11:44 pm

    I have been using this for since May 2015 I love it. absolutely the BEST website around for blocking out noise/focused concentration/relaxing an sleeping. DESPERATELY waiting for the app on Android.

  3. Mary G

    December 9, 2015 11:25 pm

    It truly is a very user friendly website and the sounds really help concentrate while studying. The sounds are really true to nature, you can combine many many sounds together and they add new ones every month. I'm really grateful that the makes made these sounds available to the public!

  4. Daren Wilson

    February 16, 2016 6:02 am

    My situation is the opposite of wanting to block noise. Often, it's just too quiet here. I want sounds of life and non-distracting activity from down the hall or seemingly outside or from the other side of the wall. This is just as good for that!

  5. Ayesha Windsong

    April 15, 2016 1:14 am

    Greetings~ Recently I was experimenting with Binaural Beats.  Starting the video on Nerve Regeneration the frequency was 2hz. It did warn it was highly powerful. Having extensive nerve damage, the moment the video began it's effects were immediate. It was SO powerful that it smelled as if plastic were burning on the computer and yet it felt so good that I didn't immediately shut it off right away. But before I could, something happened that 'changed the air' and poof the sound died. I've done everything to try to get the sound back on. It does work, as the speakers display that there is nothing wrong with them. I do hear clicking as if on a stuck groove on the video where it shut down, trying to get past that point and play on with normal sound. Yet it doesn't. It only tries. Thus I hear only snips of voices and sounds when a video is being played. Speakers are audible yet without full sound to play properly. Does anyone know what the problem might be and how to correct it?  I have done everything a normal sound check video would instruct. With your knowledge of Binaural Beats might you be able to help? ANY information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for reading and for your time. Have a great day.

  6. Sir Cat

    February 26, 2017 8:32 pm

    I would love to use MyNoise to keep my mind on what I am doing, but it does not seem to work for me. the only thing I get after choosing a sound is this: It neither doesn't play a sound. Is this a familiar issue? And is there a way to fix it?

  7. Brian Keith Waters

    April 11, 2017 7:36 pm

    This site is nothing short of amazing! Perfect for meditation, yoga, …and with the app, I can take it anywhere!

  8. M. D8z

    July 8, 2017 5:37 pm

    I have a question regarding the app. Can y'all do a tutorial in how to use the Binaural beats option? It would be dope if you had calibrated settings for different moods like other apps do

  9. Jack Johnson

    March 11, 2019 5:22 pm

    It's great, been using it for years. Free, but one can donate too. Just used it this morning.


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