September 26th, 2019

What is Sound Masking and Why Do You Need It


Sound masking has been used for many years in financial, government, medical, educational, and judicial environments as well as any business that values speech privacy.  Sound masking systems produce an ambient sound and when properly engineered and installed they can reduce the audibility of other conversations, increasing privacy and eliminating distractions. It can be installed in both new and existing facilities and is a good way of alleviating acoustical problems without the need to do a large remodel of your facility.


A sound-masking system can help solve noise and speech-privacy problems, thereby providing an environment that promotes healing, provides auditory confidentiality, and supports proficient healthcare delivery.  It is very important for patients and clients to feel that their medical information is secure and not available to others visiting your facility.


For any work environment, noise disruptions affect concentration, can cause fatigue, and reduces efficiency. Acoustics are an essential component in creating a work environment leading to optimal work performance.  Additionally, in this day and age of identity theft, when discussing private matters with clients, you want to make sure their information is not overheard by others in your office.

At Independent Alarm, we have years of experience in providing the highest quality sound masking systems available. We can help you to design a system that will increase speech privacy, productivity, and comfort. Let us carefully help you select a system based on its performance capabilities which will ensure that your needs are met for years to come, no matter how your functional requirements change.


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