You can't operate your business
in a space that's as quiet as a library, or as noisy as a restaurant. You must
add a little sound to get the right "signal to sound" ratio. You know
what happens when you're in a library and you move your chair or tap your pen.
The same is true in our daily workplaces; we're surrounded by too many sounds
within buildings designed to be quiet. That, in a nutshell, is why most offices
are so noisy.
It's easy to understand why building materials like sound-absorbing
wall panels are needed. What's harder to grasp is why adding sound back into
an environment gives you control of sound levels overall. By virtue of this control,
you improve the functioning acoustics of a space so your employees can speak without
having their conversations understood by others (speech privacy); can better concentrate
without distraction (greater productivity); and more. If you've ever been interrupted
by your co-workers' conversations, been overly aware that other people can hear
your conversation or been distracted by ringing telephones, printers and other
machines, you're a prime candidate for the benefits of sound masking.
and noise are big issues in open offices. In addition, in healthcare and related
service fields, protecting sensitive patient information is not just a top priority,
it is the law. The potential for oral disclosure is seen by some to be the most
serious of all the risks. The good news: installing a
sound masking system is a cost-effective solution.
Sound masking fills the plenum and gently filters down into the space below,
covering noise and conversation in open areas and improving privacy in enclosed
Typical Floor Plan
Typically hung 15' on center,
each sound masking unit covers 225 square
feet - up to three times as much area as ceiling panel-mounted speakers, reducing
equipment and labor costs.
indicates sound masking units
Here To Learn About Sound Masking Products
for Evaluating a Masking System's Sound
The sound from a sound
masking system must do two and only two things:
must mask speech (giving you speech privacy) and,
2. It must not be a distraction
(in other words, it must produce a "comfortable" sound).
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