Can Brown Noise Help ADHD?

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It’s going viral on TikTok: people with ADHD are using brown noise to help them focus.

What is brown noise, you may ask?

It’s like white noise, but with lower frequencies. It sounds like waves crashing, or a jet engine in your basement.

Some physicians believe that brown noise–and its siblings, white and pink noise–can help with ‘auditory masking.’ The neutral noise helps block out other distracting noises.

For many people with ADHD, finding the right auditory masking system can be a game-changer, in terms of being able to focus. White, brown and pink noise can harness the neurons that produce chaotic thoughts, calm them down and get them all firing in the same direction.

When we work with design clients, we identify sources of sensory distress in your environment, and noise is often a major one. Solutions such as acoustic paneling, noise buffers and colored noise generators can improve your experience in ways that add up over time.

Different people have different optimum noise levels, so we help your whole family manage noise boundaries. If you need help navigating a sensory conflict (or several), check out our Services page for a consultation. 

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