Superior Sound Masking

for Privacy and Comfort

BENEFITS OF SOUND MASKING

Sound masking promotes speech privacy and prevents accidental listening, creating more productive workspaces that allow employees to focus on the task at hand

WHAT IS SOUND MASKING?

Sound Masking is a specifically tuned ambient background sound that targets the same frequency as human speech, reducing its intelligibility

By adding sound masking to a workplace, conversations are notably less intelligible or noticeable, and thus less distracting. The workplace becomes more comfortable, private, and productive.

How Does Sound Masking Work?

Adding sound to a Audio Video space actually makes the space seem quieter. It sounds counter-intuitive but it’s true. This is because the added sound reduces the intelligibility of human speech. When you can’t understand what someone is saying, their words are less distracting — in fact, you probably don’t even notice them.

Sound masking makes a building seem quieter by raising the ambient

noise level of an environment and making speech noise less intelligible and therefore less distracting.

 

When you can’t understand what someone is saying, their words are less distracting — in fact, you probably don’t even notice them. Sound masking is an ambient sound, similar to the sound of airflow, that’s specifically engineered to the frequency of human speech you can target conversational distractions and make them less distracting. Sound masking does not cancel sound or eliminate all speech noise in an environment; it simply reduces how far away conversations can be heard and understood by others, which we call the radius of distraction.

BENEFITS OF SOUND MASKING

Reduce Office Noise Distractions
  • Sound masking is barely noticeable and sounds similar to airflow, but it’s specifically tuned to the frequency and amplitude of human speech to make speech less intelligible.

 

  • The sound is introduced through speakers installed in the ceiling, creating a blanket of sound.

  • Sound masking typically reduces the area where speech is intelligible and distracting from upwards of 50 feet to around 15 feet.

  • Workers can still collaborate with their neighbours but are no longer being distracted by conversations on the other side of the office.

Boost Workplace Productivity

Noise Distractions Cost Money. Researchers found that on average, employees wasted 21.5 minutes (4%) per day due to conversational distractions. Some studies found that this number can be as high as 86 minutes a day! Even using conservative estimates, this loss of productivity adds up to big monetary losses for companies.​

Sound Masking Helps Employees Concentrate and Be More Efficient in work place, Audio Video Conferencing spaces etc.

Protect Speech Privacy

Insufficient speech privacy is the number one complaint among office workers¹Sound masking systems generate a specially engineered frequency that makes speech unintelligible and improves workplace privacy.

Speech privacy is the inability of an unintentional listener to understand another person’s conversation. People with a lack of speech privacy are overhearing lots of conversations that they shouldn’t be, which interferes with their internal monologue and makes it difficult to concentrate.

Sound masking Make Speech Less Intelligible and Reinforces Confidentiality

Improve Workplace Acoustics

Noise distractions are driving your employees crazy (that’s why so many of them are wearing headphones). Constant speech interruptions are making your employees less productive and costing the business money. Sensitive data is being communicated and overheard in your work environment, and you are legally bound to protect it.

Sound masking provides more functional, productive, and acoustically comfortable working environments with sound masking solutions. Sound masking is a critical component of acoustic design. When designing an optimal acoustic environment, a variety of elements should be considered to address noise control and speech privacy. Elements added either Absorb, Block, or Cover sound.

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