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Sound Masking for Doctor and Dental Offices

Have you ever been sitting in an examination room waiting for the doctor while being able to hear her entire conversation with the patient next door? It’s a discomforting scenario and one that is pervasive in doctor and dentist offices, but it doesn’t have to be.

Sound masking is the process of adding background noise to a particular environment in order to reduce the perception of unwanted or distracting sounds. In the case of a doctor’s or dentist’s office, sound masking can help with patient privacy by making it more difficult for other patients or staff members to overhear conversations between healthcare providers and their patients.

By adding a low-level background noise to the waiting room and examination rooms, sound masking can help to mask the sound of voices and other noises that might otherwise be audible. This can help patients to feel more comfortable discussing personal or sensitive information with their healthcare provider, knowing that their conversations are less likely to be overheard.

In addition to providing privacy for patients, sound masking can also help to improve the overall acoustic environment of the medical or dental facility. By reducing the perception of unwanted or distracting sounds, sound masking can help to create a more calm and relaxing environment, which can be beneficial for patients who may be feeling anxious or stressed.

Sound masking can be an effective tool for improving patient privacy and creating a more comfortable and calming environment in many healthcare settings.

Interested in including Lencore’s sound masking in your healthcare facility? Get a quick and easy quote, or talk with our acoustical experts at Lencore today.

Are you a patient who has had this uncomfortable experience and want to let your healthcare provider know there is a safe and affordable way to protect your private conversations? Download our free brochure to give to your provider, or provide an anonymous referral and we’ll reach out to your provider and let them know about your concerns, respectfully and confidentially.