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The ABC’s of Sound Masking from American Design Associates

If you have a noisy office, Eliminate the disruption and distraction of noise and create a positive and effective environment with sound masking systems and specially designed ceiling panels provided by American Design Associates. Sound masking systems are used to improve acoustics in a variety of settings. Noise negatively disrupts any environment whether it is a corporate office, a healthcare facility, a law office, a courthouse, a financial institution, a military facility or a school environment.

Many of these businesses and institutions focus on the importance of privacy since confidential information has a chance to be overhead. With our sound masking design, your business or institution can have designated areas where no conversation will be overheard by people who aren’t supposed to hear them.

American Design Associates sound masking

Sound masking is important for open offices that can be either too quiet (where someone dropping office supplies in the next cubicle is incredibly distracting) – or too noisy (where the office conversations of co-workers make it impossible to concentrate). Open offices can benefit from sound masking because the added sound covers existing sounds in the area – making workers less distracted and more productive.

It is also important for private offices and other enclosed spaces, which often appear to provide privacy but actually do not. Many times, walls are lightweight and do not extend to the ceiling deck – only to the ceiling tile. Sound can easily travel through partitions or over the walls. Sound masking can be provided in adjacent private offices, or in hallways outside of private offices, to ensure that confidential conversations remain completely confidential.

Here are the ABC’s of sound masking from American Design Associates:

  • A is for Absorbing – Sound absorption is one of the most crucial parts of any sound masking system. Sound is absorbed through specially designed ceiling panels with a high coefficient of absorption. The sound is absorbed and blocked in a way that works best to create privacy and eliminate distractions in open areas.
  • B is for Blocking – Another important factor to sound masking is blocking. We offer ceiling panels that are specifically designed to block sound transmission and are best used in closed rooms where sound is blocked from going to adjacent open areas.
  • C is for Covering – Sound masking systems mask distracting sounds by creating a sound similar to that of blowing air. The sound is neutral and constant and is used to further cover sound and enhance the performance of ceiling panels. The neutral background sound has been proven in healthcare environments to help patients sleep better.

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.

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