“noise floor” — the volume or, more technically, the amplitude of “the sum of all noise sources and other unwanted signals within a system. This could be the ambient acoustic noise in a room, or the electrical noise in a recording system or other audio equipment.”
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Although not official, you could say tinnitus adds to this as well. As if the human body is like an old amplifier.