Nowadays we are exposed to a lot of noise, because we are constantly bombarded with different noises. In addition, the noise level in everyday life has increased significantly in recent decades.
Everyday office life is also characterized by constant noise. It gets very loud very quickly, especially in open-plan offices. This has a massive impact on our well-being and health. It is estimated that the productivity of employees decreases by 5 to 10 percent in noisy office environments, with conversations being the biggest disruptive factor. Because our brain manages to hide many things through habituation effects, but conversations are not one of them. The language processing of the brain runs continuously and therefore needs energy.