• DYK - The first use of Sound Masking in the U.S. was in the 1960s, to block the sound of noisy dental drills... Since then, it has rapidly expanded into most commercial spaces.
Why Sound Masking?
Did You Know; The first commercial use of electronic Sound Masking in the U.S. was in the 1960s, originally used in dental facilities to soften the sound of annoying dental drills. The benefits of Sound Masking dates back to ancient Rome when water fountains were placed by homes to mask unwanted street noise.
Today, Sound Masking technology advancements have allowed sound masking designs to become much more sophisticated and effective, although, the basic approach has not changed; specialized electronics used to drive loudspeakers that distribute broadband sound throughout a space.
Confidentiality and Comfort
Sound Masking is a popular acoustic technology that makes facilities and offices more comfortable and private by reducing noise distractions. By adding background sound to reduce noise distractions, Sound Masking protects speech privacy and increases personal comfort. It reinforces confidentiality and is often used by hospitals, businesses, and government, to help protect privileged information.
Master Video is an experienced leader in Sound Masking technology. In Healthcare, patient comfort and satisfaction are essential, and Sound Masking audio frequencies promote rest and relaxation as well as patient confidentiality, and reduces nighttime patient sleep disturbances, promoting rest and healing.
Healthcare Speech Privacy
Noise and havoc in a medical facility cause privacy concerns within each room of the medical facility. Sound masking is the introduction of ambient sound to a space, to mask disruptive environmental noise and increase privacy, productivity and well-being for room users.
Healthcare Sound Masking
• Reception Area
• Waiting Room
• Nurse Stations
• Patient Rooms
• Exam Rooms
• Billing Department
Healthcare Speech Privacy
Our integrated software combines the flexibility of a networked system and the efficiency of a centralized system. Our Sound Masking systems technology can cover small or large masking zones.
Sound Masking Benefits
• Improves Workplace Acoustics
• Reduces Noise Distractions
• Eliminates Eerie Silence
• Protects Speech Privacy
• Increases Work Productivity
• Enhances Patient Satisfaction
Master Video is a full-service provider of integrated audio-visual solutions. We help you design, engineer, integrate, manage, and support collaborative A/V initiatives to empower communication.
“Our Sound Masking systems are designed to reduce the noise radius, camouflaging distractions while simultaneously enhancing speech privacy, improving staff productivity and stress levels, creating a pleasant environment.”
Mike Lawshe – President