Reduce Office Noise Distractions
What is Sound Masking?
Sound masking is the process of adding a low level, unobtrusive background sounds to an environment to reduce the intelligibility of human speech and reduce noise distractions in that environment. It is a key tool to help solve the speech privacy problem.
Why Do You Need Sound Masking?
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.
Since materials that absorb and block sound are being de-emphasized in modern construction, it’s imperative that the “C” part of the architectural acoustics equation is considered. Sound masking can help spaces achieve a state of acoustical comfort.
How Does Sound Masking Work?
• 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 neighbors
but are no longer being distracted by conversations
on the other side of the office.
Sound Masking Helps Reduce Office Noises Across Various Industries