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Title: Ep. 6 An introduction to sound masking

Guest: Hanieh Motamedian, Business Development Manager, Sound Directions

Description: In this episode we discuss what is sound masking, why it’s important, and misconceptions and misunderstandings that we aim to remedy.

Key Takeaways:

  • Sound masking increases productivity and well-being
  • Sound masking helps to create a more collaborative environment
  • Smart sound masking adjusts sound levels automatically
  • We need to catch up with the technology

Time codes

1.03 OPENING QUESTION: What do you think is the most important piece of tech in the workspace, and why?

1.44 What is sound masking?

4.04 The benefits of sound masking

7.50 How effective is sound masking? What area does sound masking cover?

10.13 Smart sound masking

14.02 How easy is it to install sound masking?

15.52 Misconceptions of sound masking

19.30 Connection between sound masking and well-being

22.27 Hanieh’s favourite sound masking project (hospital project)

24.47 Sound masking applications in health care

26.32 CLOSING QUESTION: What do you think will be the next big tech change in the workspace, and why?

28.37 Final thoughts

29.25 Hanieh’s contact details

30.27 Key takeaways

Episode related link

Check out our FAQ on sound masking

Hanieh’s contact details


Sound Directions Phone: +44 (0)20 8391 2000

About Sound Directions

Sound Directions occupies a well established place in the professional audio systems and installations markets. 

Sound Directions advise on most  types of audio installation projects, regardless of size, within the retail, hospitality, education and leisure sectors. This can include background music systems, sound masking systems, interactive displays, digital signage and multi-media presentations particularly where speech intelligibility, audio clarity and reliability are prime considerations.

For more information, visit the Sound Directions website

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