Dohm-DS by Marpac. The Original Sound Conditioner, formerly known as the Sleepmate/Sound Screen 980A

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    Dohm-DS by Marpac. The Original Sound Conditioner, formerly known as the Sleepmate/Sound Screen 980A

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    The Dohm-DS by Marpac, The Original Sound Conditioner (formerly known as the Sleepmate), is a white noise sleep sound machine that will turn sleep into a much more peaceful experience for anyone who wants it. White noise is like the soothing sound of rushing air. The Marpac Sound Conditioner 980A effectively masks unwanted noises and creates a sense of calm, making it easier to concentrate, relax or get some serious sleep. This white noise generator is recommended for restless sleepers and people who work the graveyard shift or get to bed at odd times for other reasons. It's also perfect for baby nurseries, day care centers, college dorms, apartments or any sleep environment where unwanted, disturbing or intrusive noise is a problem. The Original Sound Conditioner was first introduced in 1962 and is now in its 4th-generation design. The Dohm-DS Sound Conditioner sound screen features two speeds for greater flexibility in tone and volume.
    Dohm-DS by Marpac. The Original Sound Conditioner, formerly known as the Sleepmate/Sound Screen 980A. A White Noise Sleep Sound Machine. DS=dual speed:
    • Creates the soothing sound of rushing air, known as "white noise"- with two speed operation for a greater range of sound
    • Provides excellent noise-masking capabilities and a soft comfortable background sound where it might otherwise be too quiet
    • Perfect for baby nurseries, day care centers, college dorms, apartments, or any sleep environment where unwanted, disturbing or intrusive noise is a problem
    • Made of durable plastic
    • Suitable for home, office, or travel
    • Made in the USA; UL listed; one year limited warranty

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    Shipping Weight (in pounds): 2.05
    Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.8 x 5.8 x 3.5
    Walmart No.: 550368156

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    Rated 4.6 out of 5★áby 374reviewers.
    Rated 4 out of 5★áby It masks out most of the noise except for heavy snoring by your spouse right next to you. 09/17/2011
    Rated 5 out of 5★áby I couldn't sleep during the day without it! My family is awake and living their lives during the day, just as they would if I wasn't sleeping down the hall. This product drowns out the noise of the television being up too loud, loud conversations, and the family playing tug of war with the dogs.I can still tell that the television is on or a loud conversation may be happening as I am falling asleep, but the white noise takes precedence. This product keeps a gentle consistant filter of white noise, so that something unexpected elsewhere does not startle me. I will still wake to the sound of the telephone ringing on my nightstand, and my alarm clock sounding (which I turn up loud).Concerns: I am not so sure if I would hear the sound of a fire alarm down the hall, or an intruder until it reached my bedroom. I would have the same problems if I used earplugs. Thankfully, the majority of the time someone is home while I am using this product. 07/31/2013
    Rated 4 out of 5★áby Good product for troubled sleepers. Machine is easy to use. It's small enough to fit anywhere. This machine has two settings. My son falls asleep and stays asleep on the high setting but I can still hear some sound breaking through on the high setting. I need white noise in order to sleep. I get more restful sleep with this machine than I did if I didn't have the machine. 11/05/2013
    Rated 5 out of 5★áby Life saver! We mistakenly bought an otherwise very nice house on the corner of a very very busy street. The bedroom wall is closest to the noisy traffic. The SleepMate works better than a fan at silencing the noise. This somehow masks 90% of the sound without being overly loud itself. You can still hear the biggest trucks and the un-muffled motorcycles and gangsta cars, but the irritation is somehow lessened. I would recommend this product to everyone! 01/06/2012
    Rated 1 out of 5★áby Product TOO QUIET... If you are looking for a sound machine conditioner that will filter-out loud noises, either extraneous outside the room, or within the room, including snoring, this is *NOT* the one that will do it.The problem is that this machine is TOO QUIET. From what I have auditioned with the product, it's really only for someone who's looking for a soft, continuous whisper at night to help them sleep, as a sleep aid. And if you do that, you must have it close-up like next to your nightstand.My intended useage for the product was to filter-out extraneous noises from outside like lawn mowers buzzing by, loud vehicles driving by, noisy music and barking dogs. Unfortunately this product will *NOT* do this, and that's why I'm returning it.I have adjusted the settings to the loudest and highest speed, and it is still WAYYY too quiet & soft. It cannot drown out the sound of a dryer that is 2 rooms away, with my door closed. Further, it cannot even drown out the sound of a radio that is SOFTLY playing on LOW volume just 8 ft. away.I've been using a box fan, and even it is louder and better with filtering-out extraneous noises; however, during the cool season that is coming up, I didn't want the cooling breezes nor the aggravating air particulates circulating during the cold & flu season. I guess I will have to keep looking for a machine that is much louder and that can actually filter-out substantial noise. 09/25/2012
    Rated 5 out of 5★áby A Good Product The sounds made by this machine are soothing and not at all annoying or intrusive. There is no vibration or whine, and it doesn't hum. It is just pure white noise, like rushing air. It works pretty well in drowning out normal neighborhood noises, and you can set it on low or high, and also adjust the "tone" of the white noise as you wish. Unfortunately, it was not loud enough for my purposes. I bought it hoping to drown out the sound of the jet planes which, when the wind is right, zoom over my house half the night at something like 17,000 feet. I guess that was too much to expect from any machine, because the only thing that's going to drown out an A320 is another A320. However, I am glad I bought it, and I do use it on a regular basis to drown out ordinary noises. It works very well for that. 07/02/2010
    Rated 5 out of 5 Helps with getting a Good Night's Sleep! I love this product! About 20 years ago I purchased one of these from the same mfg. and still have it. We have used it every night, all night for all these years and it still works perfect! I purchased another one because I wanted one for another room in the house. The design is basically the same as 20 years ago, just looks a bit more modern. It is about the size of a roll of toilet paper. I have used other "sleep/noise machines" when at other's homes, but I much prefer the sound of 'white noise' to nature sounds when trying to sleep. This really helps block out noise when sleeping. It is easy to pack and take for traveling. Recommend highly! Also, love ordering on line from Walmart's 'site-to-site' shoping option -- it's easy and very quick. 04/18/2010
    Rated 5 out of 5★áby Excellant Sound Machine! Best sound machine by far! Sounds like a fan. Nice & compact. More effective as a white sound machine than the next higher end model by same co. Wish I had known about this when I was traveling as will buy a second one if I travel again.I use it every time I sleep. I work night shifts so this is especially helpful to drown out sounds of traffic & occasional dogs barking. Highly recommend it. The reviews on this product are right on. 06/20/2011
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