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Monday, May 21, 2007

Shhhhh

We have an open floorplan at work, and cube "pods" with 4 desks each and no real walls between pods. As a result, sound carries very far, and people never seem to realize how loud they're being.

In a couple weeks, we're getting a "sound masking" system. Basically, a white noise generator, with speakers scattered throughout the ceiling. It's supposed to make a constant sound similar to our air-conditioning system which will cover up and change the voice sounds.

What I'm wondering is, what will the constant exposure to this sound do to my hearing, long-term?

3 Comments:

  • cone of silence!

    By Anonymous MikeM, at 5/21/2007 10:39 PM  

  • White Noise Gennies give me a headache. We had them at the old Telecoms shop in NC. They were, "teh suck".

    By Blogger El Gee, at 5/22/2007 3:47 PM  

  • Yeah, we've had a few people with desk-size white noise generators before. They didn't help a whole lot, and the noise definitely got to my ears.

    Not looking forward to this new system, but with it being actually designed & tuned for the space, we may get lucky.

    By Blogger dakboy, at 5/23/2007 9:48 PM  

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