Speech Privacy SystemsStop Noise Distractions & Increase Privacy
What is speech privacy?
Noise distractions and insufficient speech privacy are the top complaints among office workers. Sound masking systems generate a specially engineered frequency that makes speech unintelligible and improves workplace privacy.
Speech privacy is the inability of an unintentional listener to understand another person’s conversation. People with a lack of speech privacy are overhearing lots of conversations that they shouldn’t be, which interferes with their productivity.
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64% of people have overheard a confidential or sensitive conversation in the workplace.
6% sat that they suffer from a lack of privacy at work
48% are reluctant to talk about a sensitive or private issue in the workplace
Defining speech privacy: How does it work?
Speech privacy refers to the ability of an unintended listener to understand another person’s conversation. When speech is hard to understand or unintelligible – workers tend to not even notice it – it simply fades into the background.
When speech is easy to understand– it becomes very distracting and impacts on productivity.
Sound masking helps to reduce the intelligibility of speech, meaning that workplace and telephone conversations become less distracting to surrounding co-workers. It works by introducing a low-level sound, similar to air flow, through speakers installed in the ceiling, creating a blanket of sound.
Sound masking helps to reduce the area where speech is intelligible and distracting upwards of 50 feet to around 15 feet. Employees can still collaborate with their neighbour and take important phone calls but are no longer a distraction to others around them.
Businesses We’ve Helped
Sound masking helps to protect speech privacy across multiple industries
Protect sensitive conversations from being overheard in meeting rooms and reduce any exterior noise distractions.
Open Plan Offices
Reduce noise distractions, protect confidentiality and create a comfortable working environment.
Healthcare & Hospitals
Protect patient privacy with the addition of sound masking in your consultancy rooms and waiting rooms and create comfortable and peaceful environments in the inpatient rooms.
Legal & HR
Protect client confidentiality while creating a comfortable and functional workplace.