Sound masking is the addition of sound or white noise, created by special digital generators and distributed by normally unseen speakers through an area to reduce distractions or provide confidentiality where needed. The sound is broad band random that conveys no information about itself to a listener.
Sound masking is the “cover” portion of the equation. Sound masking is the addition of an unobtrusive background sound, similar to airflow, to reduce the intelligibility of human speech and reduce distractions. The resulting environment leads to greater productivity and increased privacy and comfort.
A white noise or sound masking system for offices is a great way to improve productivity while providing a more comfortable and efficient working envirionment. Office sound masking systems offer cost effective solutions to a noisy work place while at the same time can provide privacy when needed. The speech privacy systems have been developed and used in hospitals call centers and many other locations where privacy is necessary.