Communications Solutions provides white noise and sound masking systems from Lencore, a leading provider in the industry. What is white noise and sound masking?
White noise is a type of noise that is produced by combining sounds of all different frequencies together. If you took all of the imaginable tones that a human can hear and combined them together, you would have white noise. Because white noise contains all frequencies, it is frequently used to mask other sounds. If you are in a hotel and voices from the room next-door are leaking into your room, you might turn on a fan to drown out the voices. The fan produces a good approximation of white noise. You can’t operate your business in a space that’s as quiet as a library, or as noisy as a restaurant. You must add a little sound to get the right “signal to sound” ratio.
You know what happens when you’re in a library and you move your chair or tap your pen. The same is true in our daily workplaces: we’re surrounded by too many sounds within buildings designed to be quiet. That, in a nutshell, is why most offices are so noisy. It’s easy to understand why building materials like sound-absorbing wall panels are needed. What’s harder to grasp is why adding sound back into an environment gives you control of sound levels overall. By virtue of this control, you improve the functioning acoustics of a space so your employees can; speak without having their conversations understood by others (speech privacy); better concentrate without distraction (greater productivity); and more.