What is Sound Masking?

Sound masking is the technology we use to achieve speech privacy for a specific area that is plagued by distraction and discomfort. This is done by adding neutral noise to the background so as to render the distracting noise powerless.

How does sound masking work?

Adding noise to unwanted noise seems counter-intuitive, doesn’t it? The logic is that the white noise employed is non-repetitious broad band sound. There is no natural pattern, but rather sound at all frequencies. The magic happens when these sounds fill in the spectrum, so that workers, patients, and anyone can tune it all out.

In hospitals, this means more relaxed and better-rested patients; in the government and military world, this means private conversations; and in the workplace, this means a less stressed and more focused environment for maximum employee engagement.

How the VoiceArrest system provides privacy & comfort

The good news is that privacy and comfort are not mutually exclusive. A low-level background sound is produced by speakers placed in the plenum and an adaptive sensor placed in the sector with the speakers that is both adaptive and adjustable. This is a smart sound masking system that anticipates what changes need to be made and adjusts automatically. The sensor measures the disruptive noise and automatically adjusts the volume higher or lower dependent upon the moment’s specific needs.

This system represents sound masking at its best in that it is highly effective all day. *The background noise emitted by the speakers will adapt based on the needs of the work place, fluctuating higher and lower as is necessary.