Ambient sound… How intense?

More and more research confirms that a completely silent environment can generate the same distraction as a high noise environment. Therefore, it seems clear that providing environmental sound positively impacts on workers. But what is the most appropriate intensity? According to the Well Building Institute, the ideal limits for open office spaces would be between 45-48 DBA and for offices between 40-42 DBA. However, other studies seem to indicate that higher intensities (of 70 DB) are those that promote the creativity of the employees. Read more

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