What are the A,B,Cs of Soundmasking?
In acoustically treating an office environment, distracting noise can either be (A) absorbed, (B) blocked, or (C) covered up. Ceilings treatments absorb, furniture panels block, leaving soundmasking to cover (or mask) distracting conversations. While every single element in an office environment contributes to the acoustical response of the space, ceiling systems, furniture systems, and soundmasking systems have the largest effect on treating privacy issues. It is the combination of these elements that can minimize the radius of distraction the distance at which background noise will distract a worker from concentration.