How important is sound to feng shui? Very. We often use “sound cures” to chase away bad Qi vibes in clearing spaces. Tibetan prayer bells work well for this sort of thing. You might have unpleasant sounds and noises in your home. Ticking clocks, appliances, close proximity to traffic…anything that grates on your nerves is going to have a negative affect. If you cannot remove the source, you can counterbalance it with soothing sounds such as adding music, water features, or ‘white noise’.