background noise

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Noun1.background noise - extraneous noise contaminating sound measurements that cannot be separated from the desired signal
background signal, background - extraneous signals that can be confused with the phenomenon to be observed or measured; "they got a bad connection and could hardly hear one another over the background signals"
surface noise - noise produced by the friction of the stylus of a record player moving over the rotating record
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And, whenever possible, reduce or eliminate the background noises you can control, such as the television or radio, when you're having a conversation.
These tiny devices detect speech and conversation, making these sounds louder while suppressing less important background noises that previously made it difficult for you to hear.
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Another way to help you clarify the sounds you want to hear is to turn off the background noises you can control, such as the radio or television.
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