We are constantly surrounded by sound. Many of these sounds, such as the hum of a fan or the chatter of people talking, are relatively innocuous. However, other sounds can be much more intrusive, such as a neighbor’s dog that won’t stop barking or construction work being done nearby. In some cases, the line between noise and music can be quite blurry. For example, many people enjoy listening to loud music through headphones, but for others, this can be seen as a form of noise pollution.
Ultimately, it is up to each individual to decide what constitutes noise and what is simply music. However, if a sound is consistently interrupting our ability to concentrate or causing us distress, then it is probably best classified as noise.