Sound masking solutions provider Cambridge Sound Management has introduced a new speech privacy solution, Qt Patient Privacy System, for medical office waiting rooms, exam rooms and pharmacies.


The firm has developed the system to help protect patient privacy by making conversations in healthcare environments less intelligible to unintended listeners.

Cambridge Sound Management CEO Christopher Calisi said: "Our healthcare customers and designers have been asking for a simplified speech protection system that could be easily deployed in open reception areas to protect sensitive conversations between patients and staff.

"Helping medical staff and facility managers meet HIPPA privacy rules – while simultaneously improving the overall patient experience – was the core driver behind this exciting product."

The system is an all-in-one privacy solution, which features control module, two lighted privacy status signs, and series of direct-field sound masking emitters.

According to the firm, the control module is easily installed behind the reception desk or in the back office, and the lighted privacy signs inform patients and staff that their conversations are protected.

The visible direct-field sound masking emitters can be installed in any ceiling type, while the systems will be installed by the firm’s certified sound masking specialists.

Image: Cambridge Sound Management has introduced new speech protection system for medical office waiting areas, exam rooms, and pharmacies. Photo: courtesy of Cambridge Sound Management, Inc.