The Benefits of Speech Privacy

As you’re planning a new facility, it’s easy to forget a resource you may really need.  Few facilities could not be benefited by sound masking and the speech privacy  it offers.  Speech privacy is what it sounds like- speech goes under the radar for purposes of privacy.  This is helpful for businesses with trade secrets, medical facilities with HIPAA requirements, as well as government and military facilities.

In addition to private confidentiality, speech privacy accomplishes another major feat: it reduces distractions.  The average worker is distracted more than 2 hours every day, so every wasted hour adds up quickly to a big loss for businesses.  These facilities may not value speech privacy for confidentiality, but they can only be helped by its result: fewer overheard conversations, leading to less overall distraction.

This begs the question, how does a facility acquire speech privacy?  While a sound masking system can be installed in almost any existing facility, it’s usually easiest and most effective to plan for it during construction.  There are several factors to consider:

  • How will the building be used?
  • How many square feet will there be?
  • Will there be cubicles or individual offices?  How many of each?
  • Where are the main areas that need to be sound-proofed?

As you answer these questions, you’ll have a better idea of how many zones to create and where.

Benefits of Sound Masking

While helping your employees work more productively, you’ll also enjoy the benefits of confidential privacy.

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