A couple of years ago I discovered Marpac noise makers. They use an actual fan to make the noise, like the old machines I was used to as a kid, as opposed to a recording found in newer machines which causes noise disturbances. I’ve slept so much better since having a Marpac sound machine.
I bought mine on an Amazon Deal of the Day, and that deal is back if you’re in the market for a quality noise maker. These normally sell for $49.99, but today only as Amazon’s Deal of the Day you can get it for just $31.47. This is the lowest price ever seen on this Marpac sound machine, even lower than what I paid.