What is sound masking?
Sound Masking can be applied in public large open office spaces, public buildings and noisy work environments where distractions in the workplace cause reductions in productivity and professionalism.
In a typical office space, the background noise level is usually low. Hence, people tend to unintentionally overhear conversations – a difficult situation for all concerned that can lead to various issues in the workplace.
To address this and many other potential problems, sound masking systems disperses a soft, inconspicuous background sound with the use of a speaker system. The ambient sound level becomes more uniform and otherwise noisy distractions or case sensitive conversations are muffled by the sound masking process.
A Sound masking system can make undesirable conversations and other noise distractions less audible/disruptive. The result of Sound Masking often mean Employees are less distracted, they are able to concentrate better, and their productivity rises measurably allowing for a more efficient workspace. Hush Soundproofing Ltd are professionals in Sound Masking installations and are able to consult, design and support in this often challenging and confusing area.
Why do you need Sound Masking?
Open Floor Plans are the New Norm
Sound frequencies such as speech is easily transmitted throughout open-plan work areas. Given that there are no doors or walls to block or divert the transmitting sound. Conversations are clearly perceived, which disturbs colleagues both nearby and further away, reducing the efficiency in the work area.
A sound masking system can raise the acoustic comfort level of open-plan offices by reducing the distraction radius drastically. Hence, people are significantly less distracted by conversations that take place within a radius of 40 to 15 feet from where the sound-masking loudspeaker system is situated.