Commercial Speech Privacy Systems Reduce Distraction or prevent overhearing of confidential conversations in busy workplaces.
Commercial speech privacy systems are often the best solution when you want to protect the
confidentiality of sensitive information being discussed in your facility, or
just reduce the distraction of unwanted noise. We offer several practical, cost-effective white noise machines that will do exactly what you need. Not all white noise generators and machines are equal, and choosing the wrong kind of white noise machine can cause more problems for your organization than it will solve.
For one to three offices, for hallways up to 50 feet and/or to treat distraction in a few cubicles, we recommend Sonet APS.
For more than 3 offices, for open areas over 500 square feet, we recommend the Oasis QT system.
Tip: If you just need a little sound masking in a small suite of offices such as in a clinical practice, consider the Marpac Dohm. We have lots of clinicians who find they work great in waiting and exam rooms.
This stereo white noise machine is the only system designed specifically to treat cubicle spaces. Sonet is also ideal for high-wall cubicles, small offices, waiting rooms, treatment rooms and hallways, as well as bedrooms and home offices.
These low-cost machines can
provide a workable solution for fully-enclosed offices, exam rooms,
counselor's offices and small waiting areas. The
580 is a single-speed machine that produces approximately 72 dB of white noise
at a distance of 1 foot from the machine.
The 980 is a two-speed machine that produces approximately 72 dB of white noise
at the maximum setting and about 69 dB on the low setting. Although the sound
produced is not optimized for speech privacy, these machines are by far the most
popular noise masking machines in use today.
Plan for one unit per
room up to about 10' x 14' in size. These Marsona machines are best for very quiet environments such as therapists' and
counselors' offices in which patients and clients may overhear confidential
conversations occurring in adjacent areas of the facility. These machines are
not effective in cubicles, in large open areas or in high noise environments.
Each machine requires a 120 volt electrical outlet and these machines cannot be
operated on battery power. The unit must be set in a horizontal position making
them unsuitable for most hallway applications. For hallways and cubicles, we
recommend the Sonet® or the Sound Oasis® machines.
When patient or client privacy is mission critical, the Sonet®
Acoustic Privacy System can be the best choice. Sonet is designed using a
flexible system that includes a sound generator and separate sound-masking
emitters (speakers) that can be placed where needed. Each sound generator allows
full range volume control and can be expanded by adding two additional emitter
(for a maximum total of 4 emitters attached to a single sound generator) to
effectively cover a wide range of space configurations including high-walled
cubicles, fully-enclosed small offices, hallways, and waiting rooms. Sonet®
produces a patented sound that is optimized for masking the human voice,
which means you can operate it continuously without irritation and at a lower
volume with the same or better effect than you get from ordinary white noise
machines. For more information and to determine the amount
of Sonet equipment to buy for your application, please visit our "More
About Sonet" page.
Oasis is the only ceiling mounted system
available today that provides these benefits: Patented QT sound technology for
the most effective masking sound you can buy, Simple plug-and-play installation
designed to enable end users to complete installation without the need for
outside assistance, Scalable from 400 square feet to infinity, at a cost from
$.65 to $1.75 per square foot. When you need to provide a masking sound to
reduce distracting noises or when you need to insure complete privacy of
conversation, Oasis is our top pick.