Everyone has been there at some point: maybe you have a tight deadline to hit or maybe you’ve just returned from vacation and have a ton of work to catch up on. Meanwhile, Bill and Susan from Accounting just won’t stop chatting about their weekend, the tapping of Mike’s keyboard is deafening, and does Kathy really need to talk that loudly on the phone? It’s enough to drive anyone crazy! Did you know that excessive noise is one of the top causes of productivity loss in office workers? Fortunately, sound masking can be a viable option for bringing back focus in the workplace.
Why Do I Need Sound Masking?
Noise disrupts any work environment, no matter if it is a corporate office, law office, courthouse, healthcare facility, military facility, financial institution, or school. It can be especially troublesome, though, if you have sensitive material to keep private, such as needing to uphold doctor-patient confidentiality or if your HR representative must discuss a sensitive matter with an employee.
What are My Sound Masking Options?
There are several options when it comes to sound management in your office. Often, it’s best to “start from the top” – American Design Associates can install special acoustic ceiling tiles that absorb and block sound, creating privacy and eliminating distractions in open areas. Ceiling tiles can also be used in smaller, closed rooms to block sound is blocked from traveling to adjacent open areas. We also recommend architectural sound baffles, placed on your interior walls, or electronic sound masking, which can installed new or wired into your existing intercom system to help break up sound electronically. Electronic sound masking systems create a sound similar to blowing air, effectively masking distracting sounds. The sound is not only neutral and constant, but it also enhances performance when combined with ceiling panels and has been proven to help patients in healthcare environments sleep better.
American Design Associates, Inc.
American Design Associates, Inc. is a Contract Furniture Dealer and Design Firm located in Towson, Maryland. We proudly consider ourselves a “Dream Team” comprised of experienced project managers, interior designers, service technicians and an outstanding customer support team. We service clients throughout the Mid‐Atlantic region including Maryland, DC, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware and beyond. We have the resources and the know how to provide the best solution for all of your business needs.
Call American Design Associates today at (410) 823-5500 or contact us on our website.