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.
Our designs and solutions for open plan offices comply fully with ISO 3382-3.
The basic principle involves the introduction of a background unobtrusive sound via ceiling mounted emitters, strategically positioned at regular intervals within the workspace.
Sound masking involves a discrete audio system, which adds low level, unobtrusive background sound within the frequencies of the human speech spectrum.
The purpose 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).
There are four key pillars that are central to any successful system:
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. You can also find out more at www.soundmasking.com.
Call us today on +44 (0)1554 740500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a product demonstration at your convenience.
For a virtual introduction to sound masking and its benefits, simply use the booking form below to arrange an online appointment with one of our experts.
We can also offer CPD accredited courses for architects, consultants and designers working on buildings which include open plan spaces, offices/meeting rooms and other areas where speech privacy is a concern. Contact us for further details.