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  • hushWall
    hushWall
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  • hushSpot
    hushSpot
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  • hushFree.S
    hushFree.S
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  • hushFree.M
    hushFree.M
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  • hushFree.L
    hushFree.L
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  • hushhybrid
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  • hushphone
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  • hushmeet
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    hushtwin
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  • hushLock
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Office acoustics
hushWall
A mobile room divider that designates office space and facilitates teamwork.
hushSpot
HushSpot is a modern multi-station hotdesking table, a comprehensively equipped workspace for anyone who does not have a permanently assigned workstation.
hushFree.S
The hushFree.S acoustic booth is designed for individual work, longer videoconferences and telephone calls.
hushFree.M
HushFree.M is an acoustically comfortable booth for the office, which is ideal for face-to-face and hybrid meetings, important conversations requiring privacy, team meetings or creative work.
hushFree.L
The large hushFree.L acoustic booth is an ideal alternative to traditional conference rooms.
hushhybrid
With the new hushHybrid office pod designed for remote meetings, your colleagues and business partners can feel as if they are right next to you.
hushphone
The hushPhone booth radically improves the convenience of work for the entire office.
hushwork.sit&stand
Though hushWork is not assigned to anybody in particular, anyone using it can feel like the space was made just for them.
hushwork
HushWork is an independent, mobile acoustic solution created to let you work how you want – your way.
hushmeet
A soundproofed meeting space that comfortably accomodates 4 people.
hushmeet.L
HushMeet.L is a modular acoustic think tank room designed for meetings involving up to 8 people.
hushmeet.S
Owing to the closed structure and the acoustic materials used, every participant of a hushMeet.s meeting feels 100% at home.
hushtwin
Two independent, soundproofed workstations suitable for smaller offices.
hushmeet.open
A semi-open booth that encourages informal conversations between colleagues.
hushmeet.open.S
A meeting space that tastefully accomodates informal tête-à-tête.
greenWalls
Add biophilia to your office space with greenWalls nature wall that can be mounted to our booths.
hushLock
HushLock is a modular office storage system — an all-in-one freestanding supply cabinet that solves the open space office's storage problem in style.
A11 armchair
A bold, futuristic lounge chair that allows to create own private space, even in a bustling work environment.

Office acoustics

ACOUSTIC COMFORT IS ESSENTIAL!

Research has indicated that approximately 70% of staff are dissatisfied with noise levels in their workspace. When an employee is distracted by excessive noise, it can take them up to 15 minutes to regain focus on their task. The concept of “multitasking” is a myth, as individuals can effectively concentrate on one task at a time. This can pose a major challenge within the open-plan offices, where employees struggle to maintain focus, leading to increased anxiety and stress levels among workers. However, the problem goes beyond the noise itself – the conversations permeating the office space exacerbate it. Human beings are evolutionarily programmed to listen to one another, so whenever we hear speech, our brains automatically attempt to make sense of what is being said. Consequently, team members engaging in conversation can disturb their colleagues’ workflow and impede their ability to focus.

ISO 23351-1:2020 ACOUSTICS STANDARD

All Hushoffice acoustic pods comply with ISO 23351-1:2020 – a standard that specifies the level of speech reduction in phone booths, work pods, and other acoustically-designed office furniture and enclosed spaces. This standard introduces a metric known as “speech level reduction”, measured and denoted as DS,A (decibels/dB). Based on test results, each office pod is assigned a specific class, indicated by an uppercase letter. This class represents the achieved level of speech reduction, which correlates with the degree of acoustic comfort provided. The table below presents the classification system based on this standard, illustrating that in order to ensure speech privacy in a typical workspace, an acoustic booth needs to decrease sound levels by a minimum of 25 decibels/dB.

Class Level of speech reduction (DS,A) Ensured speech privacy?
A 30–33 decibels/dB Yes
A 25–30 decibels/dB Yes
C 20–25 decibels/dB Depending on the level of background noise
D 15–20 decibels/dB Depending on the level of background noise
Unclassified acoustic booths < 15 decibels/dB No

STC? NIC? ISO 23351-1:2020? Acoustic partition and office pod ratings explained

Office privacy pods, soundproof partitions, and other open-plan noise solutions often have NIC and STC ratings. And booths, specifically, are now being rated against ISO 23351-1:2020 — a new standard. What do these ratings mean? We’ve recapped office acoustics 101 to make sense of all three.

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The average volume of speech ranges from 60 to 75 dB. A Class B acoustic booth can lower the noise level to approximately 30 dB, equivalent to a human whisper. In practice, this means that just 30 dB of the sound made inside the pod can be heard outside, allowing you to feel safe and comfortable during any discussions held inside the Hushoffice booths. In most environments, the “whisper” will simply be masked by office background sounds, ensuring speech privacy and confidentiality for whatever you say inside the Hushoffice booth.

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NOISE CAN LEAD TO FINANCIAL LOSSES FOR AN ORGANISATION

According to research, over 67% of office staff struggle with maintaining accuracy in their tasks due to office noise. Additionally, more than 40% cannot fully accomplish their work, 30% feel less productive, and over 64% feel discomfort due to noise generated by phone calls and conversations.

Average manager salary in Poland  12 500 zł
Average number of distractions generated by excessive noise minimum 6 (6 x 15 min = 90 min)
Reduction in 1 employee’s daily efficiency around 19%
Financial loss incurred for 1 employee monthly ~2 375 zł
Financial loss incurred for 1 employee annually ~28 500 zł
Financial loss incurred for 100 employees annually 2 850 000 zł
Financial loss incurred for 250 employees annually 4 275 000 zł

Noise: the silent productivity killer in the workplace

What role does office noise play in workplace stress? How does stress impact an employee’s productivity over the long run? What easy, affordable remedies can organizations implement today to make their office quieter? Our blog post blog tells all.

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