Sound Masking is used in public buildings, large open office space and noisy work environments where distractions in the workplace cause reductions in productivity.
In office spaces, the background noise level is generally low. Hence, people unintentionally overhear conversations – a difficult situation for all concerned.
To address this problem, sound masking systems emit a soft, inconspicuous background sound with the use of a loudspeaker system. The ambient sound level becomes more uniform and otherwise noisy distractions are muffled by the sound masking.
Sound masking makes undesirable conversations and other noise distractions less audible. The result: Employees are less distracted, they are able to concentrate better, and their productivity rises measurably !
Sound Directions are experts in Sound Masking and can advise, design and support in this often challenging and confusing area.
Why do You Need Sound Masking?
Open Floor Plans are the New Normal
Sound is easily transmitted throughout open-plan offices, given that there are no doors or walls to block propagation. Conversations are clearly percieved, which disturbs colleagues both nearby and further away.
Sound masking raises the acoustic comfort level of open-plan offices by reducing the distraction radius. Hence, people are significantly less distracted by conversations that take place within a radius of 40 to 15 feet from where the sound-masking loudspeaker is located.
Sound masking makes undesirable conversations and other noise distractions less audible. The result: employees are less distracted, they are able to concentrate better, and their productivity rises measurably!
Return on Investment
The benefits of masking have been the subject of numerous scientific studies. From these studies came out figures that help us today to evaluate the real costs of such a device in your different offices spaces and work environments.
Stop Noise from Ruining Your Open Office
“By adding a continuous, low-level ambient sound to an environment (such as white noise, which sounds similar to the sound of airflow), sound masking can help make conversations for listeners that aren’t intended to hear them unintelligible, and therefore much easier to ignore.”
Sound Masking Protects Confidentiality
It is easier and more economical to use sound masking than conventional soundproofing methods to obtain greater speech privacy in office spaces. Sound Masking is proven to be an effective, uncomplicated solution for increasing confidentiality in all types of work environments.
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