What is Sound Masking?
Sound masking is the addition of natural or artificial sound (such as white or pink noise) into an environment to cover up an unwanted sound.
Sound Masking is being used to protect confidential privacy in areas where sensitive or classified conversations are being held. The applications, among others, are in military, government, legal offices, and corporate board rooms. The sound must be guaranteed to be continuous during room use, performance must be verified, and the equipment must be able to protect door, walls, window, and ducts with vibrations maskers instead of loudspeakers.
Over 70% of employees believe distractions from conversations of other persons in the office reduce their concentration, increase their annoyance and reduce their productivity. Areas with call centers and cubicles are particularly susceptible to loss of efficiency to these distractions.
How Can Sound Masking Help Me?
Sound proofing systems reduce conversational distractions while increasing worker concentration, productivity, accuracy, and satisfaction. Adding sound masking can help solve the lack of privacy caused by decreasing workstation heights and less room absorption. Sound proofing can lower data entry error because of noise and distractions.
Adding sound masking to an open office space is the acoustical equivalent of tripling the distance between workers.
HS Tech Group is currently working with a variety of general contractors and end-users for these types of installations. Please contact us to visit a recent installation or for a demonstration on Sound Masking.