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According to a workplace survey released at the ICBEN conference, employees waste an average of 21.5 minutes per day due to conversational distractions, making speech the leading cause of reduced productivity. A cost-effective solution to this problem is the implementation of a sound masking system.


Sound masking provides ambient background noise that allows conversations over 15 feet away to fade into the background, making it easier for employees to concentrate. It can also protect speech privacy, allowing employees to speak more freely knowing that their conversation will not be overheard.

While some may mistake sound masking for "white noise," it is distinct in that sound masking is specifically engineered to match the frequencies of human speech and to sound comfortable, even pleasant, to the human ear.


Building environments across all industries can benefit from sound masking. Whether a corporate, healthcare, government, or educational building, ComDesign Global, in partnership with Cambridge Sound Management, can provide the solutions to reduce noise distractions and improve productivity. 

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