Boost Workplace Productivity with
Sound Masking

Noise distractions result in office workers being interrupted every 11 minutes¹, and it can take them up to 23 minutes to get back into the “flow” of what they were doing prior to the interruption.

Noise Distractions Cost Money

Researchers found that on average, employees wasted 21.5 minutes (4%) per day due to conversational distractions². 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.​

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Sound Masking Helps Employees Concentrate and Be More Efficient

2-4%

Minimum productivity gain³

Higher retention rates

8.7%

Increase in ability to recall series of numbers⁴

7.8%

Increase in ability to recall spoken words⁵

Sound Masking Has Made Many Workplaces More Functional and Productive

Amica

Amica Mutual Insurance Company has more than 40 branches across the country where incoming claims calls and outgoing sales calls are carried out. Amica prides itself on its award-winning customer service, so ensuring private calls and…

Wiser solutions case study

Wiser Solutions

Wiser Solutions is a software company that provides a retail analytics platform. After moving to the new office space in Boston’s downtown area, employees immediately noticed the speech distraction and privacy issue…

denbury case study
Denbury Resources

When Denbury Resources started construction on a new office building in Plano Texas, they desired a space that literally exemplified their company’s open-door policy – an interior space with no doors to private offices. Additionally…

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1. Mark, Gudith, and Klocke, “The Cost of Interrupted Work: More Speed and Stress,” Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.
2. Haapakangas, Helenius, Keskinen, Hongisto, 9th International Congress of Noise as a Public Health Problem
3. Brill, BOSTI Associates, “Disproving Widespread Myths about Workplace Design”
4. Haapakangas, Haka, Keskinen, Hongisto, “Effect of Speech Intelligibility on Task Performance- An Experimental Laboratory Study,” 9th International Congress of Noise as a Public Health Problem
5. Ibid.
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