Sound masking is a technique by which background noise can be deliberately added to an environment to mask speech and other noises. The goal is to create a more comfortable acoustic environment, reduce distractions, and enhance privacy.
Sound masking creates unobtrusive white noise in a space, usually through loudspeakers or other audio systems. This sound has similar properties to background noise found in nature, such as air conditioner noise. It should be loud enough to mask speech and other disturbances without becoming disruptive.
Sound masking systems can be tailored to fit any environment, from open-plan offices to libraries, classrooms, hospitals, and home settings. By introducing sound masking into a space, it becomes possible for businesses to achieve the acoustic comfort necessary for efficient operations without compromising privacy for staff or customers. As such, sound masking offers businesses numerous benefits, such as improved productivity levels, reduced distractions, and greater customer satisfaction.