Review of Professional Sound Masking

At DIGITAL EDGE, we specialize in professional digital signage and audio systems. From video walls, electronic & digital scoreboards, informational digital signage, and outdoor LED to gym classroom, and corporate audio solutions with sound masking, we have a solution or will customize a solution to meet your specific needs.

As an audio-visual integrator, DIGITAL EDGE combines traditional A/V services with the latest in IT technologies to provide a WOW factor that is unbeatable.


Why Sound Masking?


In a recent research survey, 689 employees from 11 companies ranging from call centres to general corporate offices were surveyed regarding workplace comfort. Researchers found that 48% of participants reported speech as the most distracting source of the noise. These disturbances lead to an increase in clerical mistakes, translating to possible financial or legal issues for the company.

During the same survey, researchers found that workers lost an average of 21.5 minutes each day to conversational distractions making speech distractions the number 1 cause of reduced productivity. This 5% of lost time each day can equate to significant financial losses in wasted productivity for companies each year.

Sound Masking can create a quiet work environment that will reduce noise and speech distractions.


White Noise vs. Sound Masking


Cambridge is one of the product lines DIGITAL EDGE uses for sound masking. As they state on their website,Sound masking is precisely tuned to the frequency of human speech, so it can effectively mask human speech. Often misunderstood as white noise, sound masking is at a more comfortable frequency range.”

Sound masking is often misunderstood as white noise. White noise in office spaces is irritating when it is amplified, sounding similar to loud AM radio static. By matching the frequencies of human speech, sound masking is specifically engineered to mask conversations for greater speech privacy and productivity. While white noise includes all frequencies at equal energy and can be distracting and annoying, sound masking creates a more immersive experience that people barely notice.


Contact Us


Contact us!  We would love to sit down with you and discuss your needs for professional sound masking and help bring your ideas and dreams to life. We can serve your needs no matter where you are in Alberta, BC or Saskatchewan.

Our customers are our biggest advocates, and we would be proud to provide references for any of the installs we have done.

DIGITAL EDGE does business in Alberta, BC and Saskatchewan including cities like Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer, Fort McMurray, Lloydminster, Grande Prairie, Jasper, Banff, Kelowna, Penticton, Vancouver, Saskatoon, Regina, Moose Jaw and anyone in between.

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