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White Noise for Office Acoustics


White noise is fast becoming the most popular development in acoustics that individuals as well as companies are using. The sound produced by white noise machines is providing calm and peaceful environments in the home, home offices and in big corporations across the nation. This could be one major reason it is becoming so popular.


You may think the word “white” used for these unique machines is a bit odd, but if you understand that the term for the color white is a blend of colors then you can understand why the word is used. The “white noise” is just the characteristic property of all sounds in all frequencies.


Today, whether we realize it or not, there are many sounds that are contributing to noise pollution such as the vehicles on roadways, people chattering, others favorite music, cell phones, everyone in an office typing away on their computer and more. No matter how used to these noises you think you are they can become very annoying after awhile causing you to lose sight of the task at hand. Your ears hear every sound that is around you and when it is a sound that can be understood by your brain you hear the sound and take it in whether you wish to or not. Some people may be able to block out most of these annoying sounds; however, all of this noise can induce stress and anxiety. This can lead to health problems. Therefore, noise pollution can be detrimental to your health.


White noise machines benefit everyone by cutting out the unnecessary sounds through a process of imbibing other frequencies. Using white noise machines in an office setting where several individuals are working from cubicles will give them a more relaxing and soothing environment in which to work while blocking out others in their own cubicles. Many people have explained the natural sounds of the white noise machine as soothing and relaxing such as the sound from rain, a stream, a train, or radio static. When an individual is using a white noise machine the only sound they hear are the pleasant sounds coming from the machine. This is because the ears concentrate on these sounds.


Today, you can find white noise in the form of CD’s or white noise generators. The generators are offered in either desktop models or earpieces. For work environments individuals that are now using white noise machines or CD’s are performing their jobs better, faster, and are not as stressed when deadline approach.


Not only does white noise help employees perform better on their job, they also do not take work home with them in the way of worrying about job performance and deadlines that are approaching. This gives the employee a more relaxed place in which to work thus they are not as irritable at home.


Of course as employers, you desire your employees to perform their tasks in a timely manner, feel comfortable at work, and of course eliminate missed days of work. With the aid of white noise machines, this can be accomplished. This does not mean that none of your employers will ever be sick and miss a day of work; however, most illnesses are brought on from stress related situations that can be eliminated by white noise machines in many cases.


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