Our ear constantly provides us with information regarding the volume and colour of sound as well as time that it takes to reach us. Our brain transforms these stimuli into valid information and tells us, where a noise comes from, who or what produces it and what we should do with this information.
Furthermore, we are highly able to block out undesired noise, disturbing sounds or signals, annoying background noises, speech noise or reverberations. When concentrating on our core activity, we can simply “switch off” these types of stimulations, but this process costs us a lot of energy.
A quiet room results in healthier employees who can concentrate better, are less stressed and have enough energy left at the end of the work day to be able to enjoy a relaxing evening at home.