The majority of modern offices are open plan; designed with aesthetics, information sharing and team collaboration in mind. In such spaces, sound masking is essential to an effective and productive working environment. The basic principle of sound masking technology involves the introduction of a background unobtrusive sound via ceiling mounted emitters, strategically positioned at regular intervals within the workspace.
• Protect speech privacy. • Increase productivity in the workplace. • Reduce distractions and unpleasant background noise. • Eliminate the need for expensive construction or sound absorption materials.
Sound masking involves a discrete audio system, which adds low level, unobtrusive background sound within the frequencies of the human speech spectrum.
The purpose of sound masking is to reduce the intelligibility of speech in a localised area, uniformly filtering down into the treated space below.
The added sound actually makes the space seem quieter by reducing the intelligibility of human speech. When you cannot fully hear or understand what someone is saying, their voice is significantly less distracting – in fact, you may not even notice them at all.
The masking sound is programmed to be both comfortable and effective at masking human speech. This in turn greatly increases concentration levels and productivity.
Most conventional speech privacy systems are linked to public address and/or background music equipment – we can provide guidance on how existing or new hardware can be combined within your space(s).
Workers in open office environments are up to 66% less productive than those with acoustic privacy.
Contact Vaughan Sound to find out how our systems can transform your working environment. Call us today on +44 (0)1554 740500 to book a product demonstration, or start a project and let us know your requirements. We can also offer CPD accredited courses for architects, consultants and designers working on new public buildings.