Hi, I live in a really noisy family household and find that sounds throughout the house -- yelling, showers running, etc. -- will invariably leak into my room. It's annoying and distressing, but unfortunately I can't move out for the time being.
I have custom-fitted eagplugs as well as a pair of Kozee earphones which help, but I don't always like having something directly in my ear, so was thinking about other ways I could at least enjoy some noise-free time in my room.
Shy of actual silence (which seems unattainable), my thought was a white-noise generator, though has anyone used one of these? Is it annoying? Do you get used to it? Do they actually work?
My second thought was to buy a pair of decent speakers and connect them to my computer and run white-noise tracks through that. I'm not sure how much more effective that would be.
Any other ideas would be appreciated, though unfortunately I can't afford to genuinely soundproof my room in terms of alerting the structure of the house.