Usually brakes to me sound like squealing or scraping. Wheel bearings sound more like a rumble, or clunking, or growling.
Not sure about whining. Get under there and see if you can find anything caught in the brakes, and see if the pads have a decent amount of meat on them.
"Mango Bango", 1990 CRX Si -- Sold on 10/01/11, with over 227,000 miles.
VTEC is Honda's "select a cam profile on the fly" system; VTECH is a crappy phone.