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Sound Masking (White Noise)

Simply put, speech privacy is the inability of an unintentional listener to understand another person’s conversation. So, people with a lack of speech privacy are overhearing lots of conversations that they shouldn’t be, which is, understandably, quite annoying to employees.

When we look at acoustical related complaints of office workers, we find that most complaints center around the idea that others can hear our conversations, or that we can hear others’ conversations (a lack of speech privacy). Rarely is the problem that there is simply too much noise in the environment. Poor acoustics and loud distractions are a primary cause for lost productivity and uncomfortable work environments.

  •   What is it?
  •   How does it work?
  •   Why do I need it?

What is it?

Sound Masking, often referred to as white noise is an affordable way to increase productivity, drown out those noisy neighbors, create a relaxing environment, and be HIPAA compliant.

Sound masking is a cost-effective solution designed to make sure conversations in conference rooms remain private.

How does it work?

Sound masking technology adds a low-level background sound. The background sound is optimized to mask human speech which makes it less intelligible to unwanted listeners.

Simply put, speech privacy is the inability of an unintentional listener to understand another person’s conversation. So, people with a lack of speech privacy are overhearing lots of conversations that they shouldn’t be, which is, understandably, quite annoying to employees.

Why do I need it?

In today’s modern office the lack of speech privacy is a real problem. Acoustics and sound privacy are often overlooked during construction. Sound masking allows businesses to achieve proper speech privacy without sacrificing room design.

Sound masking is proven to:

  • Reduce stress by 27%
  • Decrease distractions by 51%
  • Increase focus by 48%

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