Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sound Masking for Poor Workplace Acoustics

From LogiSon Acoustic Network and ASID, the Top Ten Sound Masking Questions for you to consider if you have poor workplace acoustics.
Tapestry/Textile art by Catherine Kleeman
1. Why do I need sound masking?

Poor acoustics is the number one cause of workplace dissatisfaction and the most significant factor affecting employee performance.

2. How is this type of system installed?

Sound masking systems use loudspeakers to distribute a comfortable, engineered background sound. This makes it difficult to hear incidental noises or conversations.

3. How do you use sound to cover up noise?

If you’ve ever ran water at your kitchen sink while trying to talk to someone in the next room, you’ll understand how sound masking works. You can tell your conversational partner is speaking, but it’s difficult to comprehend what they’re saying. That’s because the running water has raised the noise floor in your area.

4. Will I hear the sound masking?

You must be able to hear the sound masking for it to be effective. But it’s designed to be as unnoticeable as possible. It doesn’t contain distracting patterns, and it’s tuned so you don’t hear volume changes as you move throughout your facility. Employees come to consider it a natural part of their environment in a short period of time.

For full details and the complete content of the Top Ten Sound Masking Questions, please visit: http://www.logison.com/Top-Ten-Sound-Masking-Questions.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=featarticle&utm_campaign=asid

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