Calgary is a city in Canada. This city is considered amongst the largest cities of the country. With the increase in development, opportunities for the entrepreneurs are also increasing. The space required for new business set-up is limited in the city. This leads to the problem of excessive noise from either within the company or from the outside environment. This excessive noise reduces the efficiency of work. This is becoming a significant problem in the city.
Sound masking is a technique that can help in reducing the unnecessary noise from the ambience and turn the environment more desirable for work. This technique fills the office space with a calm and soothing voice that reduces the harsh effect of the noise. Many office spaces are accepting this technique. The sound produced by this technique not only suits the office environment but also improves the look of the office space.
There are several methods for installing the devices for sound masking. They can be listed as below:
- Direct field: In this, the sound of the masking speaker travels directly to the listener without interfering with any other transmitting of reflecting feature
- In-Plenum: The masking speakers are installed in between the spaces of dropped ceiling. The sound produced by the speakers spreads and maximizes the reach in the office area
- In open ceilings: The masking speakers are hung in such a fashion that the spaces between the speakers are less and the sound produced is diffuse. This reduces the probability for a listener to locate the position of speaker by listening to the voice.
- Under raised floor: Many office spaces use the cavities under their raised floor to install masking speakers. This kind of installation is best to produce masking sound that remains diffused.
With several techniques of installing sound masking devices, it becomes easier for companies to choose from the various options and adopt it for the beneficial results.