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Front wheel bearings tend to be more of a whine / drone unless they have majorly failed....
If you jack the car up, can you feel significant "play" top to bottom and side to side? If not I'd be looking at other culprits, possibly brake related?
If it is the bearing, its a fairly major job, basically you need to remove the entire upright, having undone the main driveshaft nut (which is very tight), the brake caliper and carrier, and split the top and bottom ball joints, as well as the steering track rod end.
The old bearing needs to be removed, and the new one fitted, using a strong press (you'll probably need to take it to an engineering workshop or a garage to get this done.). Take care not to damage the ABS sensor......
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