A recent survey conducted by Forbes Health and OnePoll found that 50% of U.S. adults search for specific sounds online. Of those who search, 74% believe the sounds they find have the desired effect, such as relaxation, focus, or motivation. Younger generations are more likely to search for sounds online, with 63% of Gen Z respondents reporting doing so.
To identify which sounds are most commonly searched for online, Forbes Health compiled a list of 50 sounds perceived as pleasant and analyzed search volumes on major platforms including Google, YouTube, Bing, the iOS App Store, the Google Play Store, and Twitter. The top 10 sounds were: rain, ocean waves, birds, fire, thunderstorms, white noise, wind, waterfalls, coffee shop chatter, and forests.
These findings demonstrate the power of sound and its influence on mental health. With the availability of recorded sounds online, people can access their desired sounds anytime, anywhere. For those struggling with stress, anxiety, or sleep disorders, these sounds may offer a simple and effective solution.
But which sounds are searched for the most online? The answers and medical expert commentary can be found in the Forbes report here.
Leave a Reply