Find out what your relationship is between noise and concentration

Find out what your relationship is between noise and concentration

Noise and concentration have a complicated relationship. We’ve all been there, it’s time to concentrate on important work but the environment is too loud. On the other hand, silence can be deafening too when the time comes to focus.

Therefore, we thought to illustrate the 2 different types of relationships people tend to have when it comes to noise affecting your ability to concentrate.

Noise enhanced concentration


When it comes to putting your head down and grinding out work many of us have our own playlist dedicated to concentration. Youtube is filled with all kinds of concentration enhancing videos and playlists.

Many people find it easier to get in the zone with some background tunes.

Important to note is that instrumental music works best as there are no lyrics. Lyrics tend to stimulate the areas of the brain used to concentrate. Meaning, they tend to distract the listener and could draw your attention away from the actual work.

We have found 2 beneficial types of focus enhancing music genres.

Did you know that "40% felt that noise sensitivity had a significant impact on their everyday life, that they suffer enough that it affects their routine."

We asked 500 UK respondents the question ‘How much of an impact has noise sensitivity had on your everyday life?’ and here are the survey results.

Ambient noise for concentration

Ambient noise, also known as background noise is a very popular genre of “music” listened to mimic an environment which stimulates the listener to focus.

This can vary from natural sounds like rain and weather to more industrial noise like air conditioned workspaces to whatever environment enables you best to concentrate the easiest.

For example, you have playlists on youtube dedicated to every imaginable kind of environment. If you feel the need to put on some headphones and teleport yourself to a library or cozy cabin with a fireplace, you can do so.

Instrumental music

It has been proven in countless studies that listening to classical music enhances brain activity, concentration and creativity.

Therefore, it should come as no surprise Mozart is the number one choice of surgeons to listen to while working in operating rooms. If it’s good enough for surgeons, it will most likely work for you.

Give this playlist a try for your next work session and see if you notice any differences if this approach speaks to you.

On the the other hand we all have our unique taste in music and our preferred genres we regularly play. We suggest putting on instrumental playlists of your preferred genre and zone in to that.

From symphonic metal to melodic hip hop, Youtube and Spotify are great sources to finding playlists best suited for your taste in music to help you focus better.

Noise reduced focus

While some people thrive more when accompanied by music or sound. Others find it more beneficial to reduce the noise around them to find their focus more easily. For example, we’ve all seen the students in libraries wearing earplugs.

Noise reduction earplugs or even ear mufflers are a popular option when it comes to turning down your environmental noise.

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The earplugs can be used at a noisy workspace i.e. coffee shop, co-working space, home office or library.

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