Sound masking is the introduction of unformulated sound waves, through a targeted area, in order to render formulated human speech unintelligible. This will inherently reduce employee distraction and provide confidentiality where necessary – we ensure that it is an unobtrusive sound like a fan you might have in your office.
Absorbing sound waves through high-NRC-rated ceiling tile or acoustic wall panels is an effective technique. Another method is to block speech through the installation of high-STC-rated panels, partitions, walls or windows.
Sound masking is in complete contrast to the traditional techniques of noise control through eliminating an unwanted sound with physical barriers. We cover up, or ‘mask’ uninvited sounds, similar to how perfume that covers up odors!
Depending on the environment, you may need a customized combination of these three means to provide an acoustically pleasant workspace.