How can I find out if soundmasking will work for me?
It is important to consider all the elements of the building acoustics before recommending solutions (see A,B,Cs of Soundmasking Tutorial). For example, if your office space consists of a hard tile or slab floors, large acoustically reflective areas of glass or mirror, building standard NRC-.55 mineral tile ceiling, an open ceiling plenum, with no partitions or walls between workers; then soundmasking should not be your first consideration. However, most offices have pre-conditions for privacy, where some or most criteria are met but still lack soundmasking. In many applications, soundmasking may be all that is needed to dramatically increase privacy levels and recapture lost productivity.