Sound masking is the addition of natural or artificial sound into an environment to mask unwanted sound. High noise levels are one of the biggest complaints that employees have about the workplace. Some of the most common causes of noise pollution are phones ringing, electronic humming, building ventilation and people talking. With the rise of the open office environment, sound masking has become even more essential due to the large number of people working in close proximity competing with each other.
Adding ambient noise to your space reduces noise distractions, boost productivity and protect speech privacy. Sounds masking also increases employee comfort by creating a balanced acoustical environment that’s not too quiet or too loud.