A long time ago I used to do it, but for whatever reason I stopped doing it. Recently I started doing it again and it's really helped me 'focus' on writing for slightly longer periods at a time. I think part of it is that my method of listening to music is going into a particular game and going to a particular town. Then I just occasionally check something I can do idle-y without focusing on it that gets me in game items. Do note that I mean noise as in 'white noise' something you aren't really focusing on (video game music can be a perfect avenue for that) and maybe even just barely loud enough that you can hear it but not 'think' about hearing it. So like, literal white noise.