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Noise Machines To Help Babies Sleep Can Raise Quite A Din
http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/03/03/283972897/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
http://www.livescience.com/43793-sound-machines-infant-hearing.html
"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
http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2014/02/25/peds.2013-3617.full.pdf+html
"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?
http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-sound-machine.htm
"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?
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/ask-the-brains-background-noise/
"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
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/300/5618/498.abstract
"The mammalian auditory cortex normally undergoes rapid and progressive functional maturation."

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TestTube Wild Card
http://testtube.com/dnews/dnews-398-baby-talk-actually-makessense?utm_source=YT&utm_medium=DNews&utm_campaign=DNWC
Total Silence Drives You Crazy
http://testtube.com/dnews/dnews-189-total-silence-drives-you-crazy

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