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Sound/Noise Masking

Most of us have experienced the effects of sound masking without thinking about it. Someone always wants to talk to you from another room when you are running the kitchen sink. You can tell that they are speaking but you are unable to comprehend what is being said. This is the basic premise of sound masking. This process has become widely used in hotels, legal facilities, call centers, auto dealerships, and even in offices with open cubicle plans. The benefit is wide ranging depending on the application. Hotels may use it in rooms that are near elevator banks, while an open office plan may use it to increase speech privacy. Without this technology, background conversations and ambient noises can be heard through walls and up to 50 feet away in an open office environment. These distractions make it difficult to concentrate, affecting mood and productivity.