Ninety nine percent chance it is a noisy front wheel bearing. Best way to verify that is to run it in gear, on a hoist, and listen next to each bearing with a stethoscope. Sometimes you can also spin the wheel by hand, and feel the vibrations in the coil spring. That is the only option with rear-wheel-drive.
You can also use a "Chassis Ear" if you can find one at an auto parts store that rents or borrows tools. You clip microphones to suspect areas, then listen through head phones or a speaker while on a test-drive.
Friday, March 10th, 2017 AT 6:37 PM