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.
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Sound Masking is a specifically tuned ambient background sound that targets the same frequency as human speech, reducing its intelligibility
By adding sound masking to a workplace, conversations are notably less intelligible or noticeable, and thus less distracting. The workplace becomes more comfortable, private, and productive.
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.
Sound masking 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. Sound masking 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.