Tag Archives: Sound masking

Rethinking acoustics: Understanding silence and quiet in the built environment

Background sound is an intrinsic part of our daily experiences, yet its fundamental role within the built environment is often overlooked. This omission is most apparent in noise mitigation projects where building professionals exclusively rely on absorptive materials and partition assemblies. This singular focus on objective physical acoustics fails to consider the human (psychological and physiological) component—specifically, that occupants can perceive a space with a higher controlled level and spectrum of background sound as ‘quiet.’

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Evolution of sound masking in closed rooms

Typing the word “privacy” into a search engine yields a lengthy stream of entries describing the many ways in which privacy can be violated, including reports of hackers acquiring credit card information, law enforcement agencies mining social networking sites, and voice-activated electronics with the ability to eavesdrop on their owners.

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