Dohm White Noise Machine – Australia’s No. 1 Sleep Solution

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Is your partners’ snoring keeping you up all night, are your neighbours partying and playing loud music driving you crazy, are the birds chirping in the wee hours of the morning breaking your peaceful slumber or is annoying tinnitus keeping you awake?

What’s the Best Way to Block Unwanted Sound?

People like you constantly ask… What is the best way to block annoying sounds, other than wearing earplugs, to help me sleep? White Noise!

For over 50 years, white noise has been helping millions of people around the world take back control of their lives and their sleep! White Noise is a godsend for helping to combat noise.

What is White Noise?

In a nutshell, white noise is commonly used to mask background sounds. White noise provides a soothing, calm sound that helps to obscure unwanted sounds and is commonly used to encourage healthy sleep.

It works by reducing the amount of noise around you that grabs your attention, and steals your sleep! Noises that commonly prevent you from falling asleep, or that cause you to wake up in the night are masked by a calming background shhhhhhh.

If noise hinders you from achieving a good night’s sleep or triggers you to wake up whilst already asleep, white noise can be particularly beneficial. Sound machines are valuable whether you need help drifting off to sleep or to assist staying asleep.

Sounds that commonly annoy us including tinnitus, disappear from our hearing, resulting in a long, restful sleep.

Dohm White Noise Machine on Bedside

Give Sleep a Chance!

The noise-reducing, sleep-inducing magic of our Dohm sound machine is just a click away…

  • The Original sound machine – beloved since 1962
  • Two speeds, for fully adjustable tone and volume control
  • White in colour
  • Size: 14.6 cm base diameter, 8.25 cm high – Lightweight at just 590 grams
  • Manufactured for Australian Market 240V – Patented Housing Design
  • Handmade in USA – One Year Limited Manufacturer Warranty
  • Excellent Sound Quality –  Ability to adjust the tone of white noise

The Marpac Dohm DS, known as the best white noise machine since 1962, (that’s a long time in business in anyone’s eyes – so they must be doing something right!) is a dual speed sound machine that generates soothing white noise and masks unwanted sounds to create a sense of calm and relaxation. Many people, young and old, have been using & recommending the Marpac White Noise Machine to achieve a better, more restful night’s sleep for many years.

White noise sounds like rushing air and is perfect for adults, children, and babies who are having trouble sleeping. Continuous white noise machines are also commonly used in office environments to mask out distracting sounds, improve concentration, and increase privacy.

The Dohm has evolved over the years to make it the world leader in personal white noise machines & features two power levels as well as the ability to adjust the tone and volume of the white noise generator.

Natural White Noise

A lot of sound machines use short “loops” that simply repeat the same sound over and over.  Playing these small bursts of sound can often be quite annoying over a period of time. This can often result in creating more anxiety rather than relaxation!

The Dohm DS uses natural white noise as it contains an actual fan inside. The Marpac White Noise Machine is unlike MP3 downloads, CD’s or smartphone apps in that it does not use loops or artificial white noise.

A lot of people try using smart phone apps, downloads and CD’s to produce white noise for sleeping.  Most people find these small bursts of sound irritating which defeats the purpose of a sound machine creating a soothing background for sleep.

People sleeping with Dohm White Noise Machine

How Does White Noise Work?

The idea of adding more noise to your sleeping environment to promote sleep may sound counterproductive, but it works. White noise blends the external sounds (barking dog, traffic etc) into the overall background noise, so your brain pays less attention.

Our hearing has evolved as an alarm system, and continues to work even when we are asleep. Most people become conditioned to most background sounds unless they are highlighted on our rational radar as needing attention. 

With some people, it is not necessarily the volume of noise that keeps us awake but the context of the sound. This is why some people can easily fall asleep in the middle of a crowded club. I am not one of those people! Similarly, a dog barking in the distance can cause a person to startle in their sleep.

Sound masking is achieved when you disguise the noise, by adding white noise to your bedroom to ‘mask’ the frequencies of the white noise signal.

Another analogy of this, again using light… Picture yourself in a dark room where there is no light, now imagine that a torch is being shone on your face. What happens? You notice the light immediately right? However, if you were already in a well-lit room, the light of the torch would go unnoticed because the bright lights, already in the room, would be masking it.

People not only use white noise to aid them in achieving a more restful sleep but to help with concentration during the day, especially those in the autism spectrum or with ADD/ADHD syndromes. 


What About Music to Aid in Sleep?

Extensive research has been carried out to ascertain the effectiveness of music improving the quality of sleep. Music has been shown to be successful in improving the quality of sleep. However, studies have proven that music can stimulate emotional reactions in a person. These responses, associations and memories can actually hinder rather than promote efforts to sleep.

A wide range of frequencies of sound is required to mask unwanted noise. Music does not contain the range required to do so. As such it has been concluded that music is generally more suited for rest and relaxation rather than as a means to ‘block-out’ other sounds to achieve a night of restful sleep.

While turning on a fan or keeping the air conditioner running can produce a constant “hum”, these devices typically produce sound in a repeated pattern, which is distracting in itself. Plus, a ceiling fan or air conditioner does not mask out unwanted noises from neighbours or the street. A white noise machine is a much more effective alternative and provides the perfect background noise for sleep.

The Dohm, formerly known as the Sleepmate sound machine, is a small, lightweight and portable white noise machine, which makes it the perfect travel companion. You can easily take it with you to create a calming and peaceful environment.

Commonly used for office privacy and sound masking of conversations in adjacent rooms. If you do not want someone to hear conversations inside a room, you simply place it directly outside the room so people will hear the white noise, not the conversation.

Creating the consistent smooth sound of rushing air to help control unwanted intermittent or continuous noise from;

  • Traffic
  • Nearby Conversation
  • Noisy Neighbours
  • Dogs Barking

Perfect for:

  • Helping Babies Sleep
  • Partners of Snorers
  • Shift workers
  • Apartment living
  • Day Care Centres/Nurseries
  • Doctor Surgeries
  • Loud Office Environments
  • Tinnitus Sufferers

Unlike digitally created white noise-makers, the Dohm DS produces a natural white noise, the most popular white maker that produces a singular sound of rushing air.

Babies & White Noise Machines

Many parents’ sanity (& sleep) has been saved simply because of white noise machines for babies.

White sound machines produce a calming effect on babies. Have you ever found the sound of the vacuum, hairdryer or washing machine has a calming effect on your baby, especially if they are unsettled? Ever wondered why?

Babies are used to muffled noise in the womb, when they are born into the world it is a huge audiological adjustment. Wombs are noisy little homes and newborns are used to sounds. They are easily startled by sudden loud changes in noise becoming startled from their sleep.

The Dohm-DS operates at 60 dB, the same volume as normal conversation, making it an extremely safe, natural and effective sleep aid that is not in any way damaging to hearing.

Dohm DS White Noise Machine

What The Experts Are Saying About White Noise

“`White noise,’ such as the continuous, monotonous sound of a vacuum cleaner or a recording of ocean waves, can often relax and lull your baby…. “

-Mayo Clinic, Complete Book of Pregnancy & Baby’s First Year

“A baby who cannot relax can be helped to do so by a variety of constant rhythmical stimuli…. it will work if the trouble is some kind of general and diffuse irritability or tenseness which is preventing a tired baby relaxing into sleep. The burring sound of a fan or heater works excellently. So does the sound of a car engine.” 

-Penelope Leach, Your Baby & Child From Birth to Age Five

“Many Babies Cry because they were born 3 months too soon! As helpful as [womb simulation] is for calm babies, it is essential for fussy ones… Every traditional baby-calming technique around the world imitates the sensations of the womb.”

-Dr. Harvey Karp, M.D., The Happiest Baby on the Block

“Sounds that involve all the frequencies audible to the human ear and are continuous and monotonous are very effective in settling the restless baby and keeping her asleep…. The lower, more monotonous, and rhythmical the tone, the more soothing…. Sound ridiculous? Not really. If you have ever had a fussy baby, you will try anything that works.”

-William Sears, Keys to Calming the Fussy Baby

Click this link for additional review for children and white noise machines Australia 

Lady with Dohm White Noise Machine

White Noise in the Office

If you work in an office, especially in a cubicle, you knowhow distracting office chatter can be. It’s hard to keep your personal telephone conversations private.

No more… Our sound conditioners turn cubes into private offices with just one click.

Dohm White Noise Machine next to bed

Marpac sleep machines bring smiles to many people ranging from new mums discovering the benefits of sound conditioners for babies the first time to customers who’ve been using the same Marpac machine for 55 years.

Dohm DS white noise machines mask all kinds of noises, from sirens on city streets to confidential conversations in quiet offices.

Shift Workers turn day into night. Even if you work from 5pm-9am, you can sleep soundly when you get home. Now you can control your sleep schedule, your sound environment, your job stress and your sanity.


The Sleep and Sound Dohm Ds White Noise Machine has been designed specifically by Marpac for the Australian and New Zealand Market. (POWER CORD: 2.4m long cord with Australian/NZ 240V AC plug.) 

Be careful of imported products as they do not have the relevant, required power requirements and plug required for Australian general purpose outlets. Be cautious of all other models for sale online. 

YogaSleep White Noise Comparison Chart

WHITE NOISE SOUND MACHINE COMPARISON Dohm Classic Natural Sound Machine Whish Multi Sound Machine
Rohm Travel Sound Machine
Hushh Compact Sound Machine for Baby
GO Travel Sound Machine
Travel Mini Sound Machine


Feature Modern Style

Original White Noise Machine

Widest range of Volume and Control Travel size


No batteries needed

Compact and portable.

Nightlight and Child Lock

Travel sized – No batteries needed Adjustable Stand and Hanger Travel sized with Nightlight
Price $119.95 $99.95 $79.95 $79.95 $79.95 $79.95
Colour White White White Grey White White
Sounds Natural Real Fan Sound – adjustable for near infinite tone choices

(high /low)

No Recorded Loops

16 Sounds:

4 Dohm sounds,

2 fan, 2 white Noise, 4 nature and 4 specially composed “Sleep Songs” multi-sound electronic

3 electronic sounds.

White Noise, deep white Noise, or gentle surf

3 electronic sounds.

White Noise, deep white Noise, or gentle surf

11 electronic sounds.

White Noise, deep white Noise, or gentle surf

6 electronic sounds.

White Noise, brown noise, stream, gentle surf, Dohm or thunderstorm

Volume Control 2-speeds with range of fine tuning yes yes yes yes yes
Adjustable Tone Control yes no no no no no
Battery no no yes – USB rechargeable yes – USB rechargeable yes – USB rechargeable yes – USB rechargeable
Timer no yes no no no no
Cord Length 6′ power cord 3′ micro USB cord 3′ micro USB cord 3′ micro USB cord 3′ micro USB cord 3′ micro USB cord


Additional information

Weight .5 kg
Dimensions 19 × 10 × 10 cm


37 reviews for Dohm White Noise Machine – Australia’s No. 1 Sleep Solution

  1. Angela N (Hawthorn, Vic)

    I have a new baby & a friend told us about this product that they had bought for their children to help them sleep.

    Having this on means we don’t have to tiptoe around the house plus it is handy enough to take to grandmas.

    We recently had a holiday on the Gold Coast & I am so glad that I packed it in our luggage. We put it in our apartment room & it helped block out the noise from the party goers in an adjacent highrise, phew!

    Love it!

    Also great service from Sleep Buddy staff, thank you.

  2. Kally Anderson (Paddington)

    I live in a unit block & I used to lay awake at night listening to the sounds of my neighbours playing music and making loud noises. I have honestly slept so much better since having my white noise machine. It’s creates just enough sound to help mask the unwanted noises of my neighbours. I like the fact that it is adjustable. I didn’t realise just how tired I was from having a broken nights sleep until I started getting an unbroken, peaceful nights sleep. I would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to block out noise to help them get to sleep!

  3. John Cotsopolis (Footscray, VIC)

    If you’re a light sleeper, buy this! I used to wake often throughout the night from disturbances outside our house, since purchasing this white noise machine both my wife and I sleep so much better.

  4. Ingrid, Sydney NSW

    Have had trouble with street noise and neighbour noise in a terrace in inner city Sydney and couldn’t afford the double doors on the balcony. The Dohm has given us a much sounder sleep, not waking to noise as much. Highly recommended as a calm, not-attrusive way to get a good night’s sleep.

  5. Andrew, Hawthorn, VIC

    We purchased this machine for privacy reasons so that patients can not hear conversations from offices adjoining our waiting room.
    We have actually placed the white noise machine in the waiting room and are very happy with the results.

  6. Jennifer – Perth SA

    We bought this for our 9 month old baby. He seems to be a light sleeper & if aroused after his first sleep cycle of approx. 30 mins there’s no getting him back to sleep.

    We have tried many different things, including music, white noise played on our iPhones and a fan with the fan seeming to get the best results. However we’ve found the fan is not ideal, as he often gets cold from it. There is no way we could use the fan in cooler months.

    Hence how we came upon the Dohm White Noise machine, which was recommended to us by a friend who used one with both her children.

    Hand on heart I have to say this has been the best purchase as bub now sleeps easily for 1½-3 hours through the day and much more at night. My only regret is that we did not come upon this sooner.

    Another bonus is that it is portable, so we took it with us when we visited family in Vic over Christmas and our little one “slept like a baby”

    The white noise it generates is very soothing, it is very similar to a box fan but a lot cheaper to run.

    Initially I was a little skeptical if such a small machine would be loud enough. It is definitely louder than I had expected without being to overbearing, the sound and pitch of noise are also adjustable.

    I am extremely happy with our Dohm & will definitely be using it from early days with bub number two. I recommend this to anyone wanting to help block noise (it creates a light ambient background noise) My husband and I are seriously considering getting one for our room too!

  7. Nick

    I’ve always found white noise helpful for sleep. Normally I use a recording of surf/rain or the fan. The Dohm provides another option for gentle “mechanical” white noise that is louder than the fan and which covers a wider frequency range. It works well and exactly as advertised.

    I was not expecting the Dohm to be very loud, as it’s a small unit with a mechanical sound source. I’ve noticed some people are disappointed with the volume but I have no complaints. A digital source through an amplifier may work better where the goal is to drown out external noise.

    I’m giving it four, rather than five stars only because of the unattractive “medical beige” colour. I wish that it came in other colours, especially black.

  8. Jeannie, Devon Park, SA

    I have recently purchaced the dohm white noise machine. I was previously uing a fan to help with sleep. I find the noise of the dohm relaxing and very good assistance for sleeping. Well worth the price. Good product. I have had sleeping problems for years, so it is a good help.

  9. Elena Russell Perth, WA

    I suffer from tinnitus (I have ringing in my ears) I only notice it when I go to sleep because it’s so quiet. The ringing really distracts me and I find it difficult to get to sleep. The machine takes my mind off it and blocks the ringing. I have it on my dresser at the far end of the bed.

  10. Lena Curtin ACT

    This is a great machine, just the right amount of noise, two levels for those extra noisy nights. blocks out snoring, possums, kids the lot. Love it!