Speech Privacy

The lack of speech privacy is a major factor in workplace dissatisfaction.  Sound masking protects speech privacy and reduces office noise distractions be reducing the intelligibility of human speech.

We are a proud certified dealer of Cambridge Sound Management, the leader in speech privacy systems.

With a Cambridge Sound Management solutions installed by JD Sound and Video, you can:

Reduce Noise Distractions
Protect Speech Privacy
Increase Workplace Productivity

Learn how an installed system can benefit your facility, workforce, and customers by reducing noise distractions, protecting speech privacy, and increasing workplace productivity.

 

Who needs Sound Masking?

-Open Space Offices

-Hospitals

-Law Offices

-Insurance Offices

-Banks and Financial Institutions

-Call Centers

Sound Masking ABCs

Sound Masking ABCs
Acoustic wall panels, carpet, and ceiling tiles help absorb excess sound.
Solid barriers, partitions, and walls help block excess sound.
Sound masking helps cover up excess sound.

Our staff is proudly certified for the design, installation, and tuning of Cambridge Sound Management products.

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What is Sound Masking?

Sound masking is a crucial element in creating comfortable and productive acoustic environments, particularly in bustling settings like offices, healthcare facilities, and commercial spaces. It involves the strategic introduction of subtle, ambient background noise to mask or "cover-up" unwanted sounds, such as conversations, footsteps, or equipment noise. This process effectively reduces the intelligibility of distracting sounds, minimizing disruptions and enhancing privacy without completely eliminating speech or other essential auditory cues.

How Does Sound Masking Work?

Adding sound to a space actually makes the space seem quieter. It sounds counter-intuitive, but it's true. This is because the added sound reduces the intelligibility of speech. When you can't understand what someone is
saying, their words are less distracting — in fact, you probably don't even notice them.

Here's an example of sound masking in everyday life. Have you ever had a conversation with someone while you are washing dishes and they are on
the other side of the kitchen? When the water isn’t running, you can hear the other person’s words perfectly. When you turn the water on it becomes much harder to hear them and understand what they are saying. The person isn’t speaking more softly, but they sound as if they are.

This is because the noise of the running water is “masking” the sound of the person speaking to you.
It will mimics this phenomenon on a much more sophisticated and effective scale. By adding ambient sound to an environment, (such as professionally engineered sounds that sound similar to water flowing or airflow) you help mask the other noises in the environment, making
them less distracting. It doesn’t eliminate all noises in an environment; it simply reduces the area where human speech is intelligible and distracting. We call this area the radius of distraction.

 

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Benefits of Sound Masking

Implementing sound masking solutions offers a range of benefits for businesses and organizations:

  1. Enhanced Privacy: Sound masking systems help protect sensitive conversations and confidential information by reducing the intelligibility of speech and minimizing the risk of eavesdropping.
  2. Improved Concentration: By reducing distractions and increasing acoustic comfort, sound masking fosters a more conducive environment for concentration, focus, and productivity.
  3. Increased Comfort: Sound masking creates a more balanced and pleasant acoustic environment by reducing the perception of abrupt changes in noise levels and minimizing the impact of background noise fluctuations.
  4. Flexibility and Customization: Modern sound masking systems offer flexibility in terms of zoning and programming, allowing users to tailor the solution to the specific needs and layout of their space.
  5. Compliance and Standards: Sound masking can help businesses comply with privacy regulations and standards, particularly in industries such as healthcare, finance, and legal services, where confidentiality is paramount.

Why Choose Sound Masking from JD Sound and Video?

At JD Sound and Video, we specialize in providing comprehensive sound masking solutions tailored to meet the unique needs of your business or organization. Our expert team works closely with clients to assess their acoustic challenges and design customized sound masking systems that deliver optimal performance and value. With our state-of-the-art technology and commitment to customer satisfaction, we ensure that your space benefits from enhanced privacy, improved comfort, and increased productivity. Contact us today to learn more about how sound masking can transform your environment.