Sound masking technology creates ambient sound throughout a room that’s barely perceptible to a room’s occupants. This system gently overrides the noise of people talking in other rooms. The idea is to eliminate the ability to overhear conversations in quiet or noisy settings.
Speech privacy is important in situations beyond maintaining the integrity of personal information for health care, financial, and legal firms. Consider personnel decisions made in a conference room where adjacent rooms are filled with people. What about boardrooms where high-level meetings take place? Libraries, lobbies, cubicles, and call centers can all use sound masking to prevent distracting noises coming from human speech.
HIPAA compliance is a huge priority for any healthcare company. Medical buildings routinely have consultation rooms next to each other. It may be possible to overhear someone talking in the other room because sound travels through the walls. Eliminate the need to renovate your entire facility with sound masking technology that makes it nearly impossible to hear conversations in an adjoining room.
Sound masking technology utilizes a control panel, sensors, and connected speakers to achieve optimal results. Staffers can set the level of sound masking with a control panel, or sensors can determine what level of sound masking to employ based on noise levels in a room. Sophisticated systems use ambient noise that’s the frequency of human speech to interfere with real speech, thereby making it harder to hear conversations in adjacent rooms, across a room, or even in the cubicle next door.
American Sound and Electronics installs sound masking technology to enhance the privacy of your business. Our teams specialize in these systems for new or existing construction. Contact us today for more information!