Sound masking systems: a guideline

  • G. Clunis Public Works Canada, Ottawa, Ont., Canada
Keywords: architectural acoustics, noise abatement, open offices, closed offices, acoustic privacy, partition walls, confidential privacy, sound masking, meeting rooms, acoustic security


Sound masking is suitable for both open and closed offices to improve acoustic privacy. Space planning with sound masking can avoid the need to build partition walls above the ceiling to achieve confidential privacy between closed offices (when the door is closed). The judicious use of sound masking around closed offices and meeting rooms can increase acoustic security by reducing the signal to noise ratio ratio in the surrounding areas
How to Cite
Clunis G. Sound masking systems: a guideline. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 1992Dec.1 [cited 2020May29];20(4):17-8. Available from: //
Technical Articles