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Noise Machines To Help Babies Sleep Can Raise Quite A Din
"About a year ago, pediatric otolaryngologist Blake Papsin went into a patient's room at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. He was surprised by the roar of a sleep machine the parents had brought to help their child conk out amid the beeps and buzzes of the hospital."

Sound Machines Could Be Hurting Baby's Ears
"Parents-to-be may want to think twice before putting an infant sleep machine on their baby registry."

Infant Sleep Machines and Hazardous Sound Pressure Levels
"Infant 'sleep machines (ISMs) produce ambient noise or noise to mask other sounds in an infant's room with the goal of increasing uninterrupted sleep."

What Is a Sound Machine?
"A sound machine is a device used to help people sleep. These machines produce a wide variety of different sounds that are used to cover up other noises that may keep someone awake."

How Does Background Noise Affect Our Concentration?
"UNDERSTANDING EXACTLY how the brain encodes and stores memories is one of the central, unsolved mysteries in neuroscience. Currently the most widely accepted theory is long-term potentiation (LTP)-the lasting communication established between two neurons when they are stimulated simultaneously."

Environmental Noise Retards Auditory Cortical Development
"The mammalian auditory cortex normally undergoes rapid and progressive functional maturation."

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