Sound masking systems are a common part of today’s interiors, from their original use in commercial offices and call centers, to relatively newer applications such as hospital patient rooms.Without this technology, the ambient – or background – sound levels in these facilities are usually too low, leaving occupants trying to work in a pin-drop environment. In fact, the background level in most offices is so low, you can easily hear conversations and noise from up to 50 feet (15 meters) away. These distractions make it difficult to concentrate. It takes more effort to focus, which tires you out, affecting your mood and, ultimately, your productivity
What is sound masking?
Sound masking is the addition of a familiar sounding, air conditioning-like background sound to an environment. We can use either white or pink noise to mask human speech and diminish the distraction of other sounds. There are many benefits of sound masking, and anyone can use it. Whether you work for the government, a hospital, a law firm, or even an office building, sound masking is something you need to create speech privacy, to make an environment more comfortable, and to help make workers more productive. The addition of sound masking will make your operations run more smoothly and is highly recommended for nearly every work environment.
Who Needs sound Masking?
Office Privacy for Open and Closed Offices
Public Spaces such as reception areas, waiting rooms, banks and hallways
Hospitals – exam rooms, admitting, patient rooms and treatment areas
Financial facilities – banks & mortgage companies
Legal offices for GLBA (Gramm, Leach, Bliley Act) compliance
HIPPA compliance for medical offices
Reasons for sound masking
Open office layout with executives and employees in the same room
Reduced workplace stress levels
Productivity increases up to 20% when conversational distraction is reduced
How we can help
Depending on your unique situation we can determine which solution will best suit your specific needs. There are many factors which can determine which solution is best for you including what type of company/organization you are, the frequencies of male and female voices, and their loudness (or decibel level) at normal speaking levels. The ambient noise in the space as well as the acoustical values of the building’s interior construction and furnishings also play a part in what type of system is right for you. We will factor in all the equations and come up with a sound masking solution that best suits your company/organization.
To speak to one of our representatives about sound masking for your business or any of our other capabilities contact us at 716-839-5011 or email@example.com
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