SIMCO Electric and Communications, Inc. designs and installs sound masking systems for the open office environment as well as other special-needs situations.
As the ambient sound in the room increases, it become more challenging to discern an individual's conversation from across the room. This inability to understand the conversation reduces distractions and increases the speaker's speech privacy.
There are many reasons and benefits of sound masking, but here are the top four.
- Confidentiality and speech privacy - This can be used anywhere people need privacy, or to protect their conversations from being overheard by others.
- Employee productivity - Studies show productivity goes down by as much as 40% because of noise and distractions.
- Data Entry Errors - The Data Entry Management Association states that data entry errors can go up by as much as 38% because of office noise and distractions.
- Employee Stress - This includes mental fatigue, burn-out, that can lead to turn-over. (Especially in call centers)