Sound masking involves the strategic placement of sound sources and unobtrusive “pink noise” to reduce distracting noises and increase privacy within a space. Currently, it is estimated that the healthcare segment makes up between 20 percent and 25 percent of the sound masking industry—and that sound masking can help to reduce noise distractions by as much as 35 percent to 40 percent in any given space. Furthermore, sound masking technology has evolved to allow the integration and zoning of paging and background music.
Through proper design, a healthcare facility is able to get three systems in one.
Lencore’s sound masking solutions for modern workplaces, along with emergency notification solutions, make workplace environments safer and more productive.
Lencore is integrating Sierra Monitor’s FieldPoP device cloud and connectivity technologies to enable facility managers, installers, and support professionals to remotely set up, maintain and control Lencore systems in offices, buildings, and facilities worldwide. The secure remote connectivity provided by Sierra Monitor makes it easier for facility managers to set up and manage these private audio spaces.
The sound masking technology uses white noise and “pink” noise to cancel out unwanted sound from the surrounding environment, ensuring privacy and enabling the worker to concentrate better and become more productive. In addition, the system also enables security personnel and management to securely send critical messages as needed.
Modern workspaces are moving towards open and flexible environments, but the need for collaboration must be balanced with the employees’ need to focus on individual tasks. Additionally, shared and open workspaces must not compromise safety.