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Sound Masking

Workplace distractions can be devastating to overall performance.

Sometimes referred to as "white noise", Sound masking can improve productivity and privacy in the office using a series of speakers and special sound generating units.

Our Systems

Our sound masking systems use a series of speakers to produce an unobtrusive background sound. This sound, sometimes referred to as “white noise”, is almost unnoticeable but covers up speech and other distractions to improve overall privacy and productivity in the workplace.

Privacy

Privacy is a major concern in an office environment.  By adding a layer of sound masking, conversations from neighboring offices or conference rooms are no longer intelligible. Sound masking makes private conversations confidential.  

Productivity

Employees are losing time every day to conversational distractions.  Contrary to popular belief, a silent workplace is not cohesive to productivity. Keeping workers focused on their tasks and responsibilities is key to maintaining a successful work environment. In a 2008 study, speech was found to be the most distracting noise in the workplace. In both private offices and open offices, occupants were dissatisfied with acoustics. Distractions had the largest impact on comprehending text and thinking creatively.

Comfort

No one wants to work in a space that’s uncomfortable. Employees shouldn’t be worried about distracting others while they are performing essential tasks such as typing on a keyboard or making phone calls to clients.

Source

“Perceived Acoustic Environment, Work Performance And Well-being – Survey Results From Finnish Offices.”
A. Haapakangas, R. Helenius, E. Keskinen, V. Hongisto. 
Performance: 9th International Congress on Noise as a Public Health Problem (ICBEN) 2008 Foxwoods, CT