Open plan spaces and break out POD areas are often too quiet because there is a lack of background noise. The addition of Sound Masking increases background noise and helps to alleviate distractions and keep conversations more private.
Speech Privacy is the measurement of the ease with which an unintentional listener can understand a private conversation.
With the addition of Sound Masking nearby conversations becomes less intelligible to others. Therefore distractions are reduced and privacy is increased. Research shows that the addition of Sound Masking can increase speech privacy from 35% to 90%.