Regardless of size, application or medium, noise can be a challenge for anyone using a pump. But what causes this noise in diaphragm pumps? And what, if anything can be done to mitigate it? Noise from pumps has several different characteristics. Of course, this includes the relative loudness (decibels), which is likely the first characteristic of noise users consider. But other noise characteristics are also at play, like the pitch of the noise and the “type” of noise, be it buzzing, humming or vibrating.