Factory Noise Suppression Noise levels are a fundamental parameter which affects the health and efficiency of workers in noisy environments. Besides communications being impaired depending on the background noise level, exposure to high noise levels has been related in past research to increases in stress, accidents in the work place, aggressive behavior, or cardiovascular conditions. In noisy environments, clear and intelligible communications are key in order to increase productivity. However, effective communication can be cumbersome in many instances. Factory noise might be tackled from the source itself. This involves installation of insulation panels, more effective and efficient compressor and turbine designs, reduction of potential compressed air leaks, etc. However, these solutions might not be effective or impossible to incorporate in many instances, thus leaving the workers unprotected to high levels of noise. As part of VOCAL's microphone reduction software, we utilize noise mitigation algorithms to target the suppression of background noise and enhance speech. Our noise attenuation software improves speech quality and quickly adapts to time-variant noise environments. Our solutions improve the speech recognition rates for a wide range of signal-to-noise ratios and are low-latency. They can be incorporated in real-time applications (headsets, access control, authentication, etc.). VOCAL's noise reduction software will mitigate factory background noise without compromising speech, making it an effective means to alleviate the noise exposure in the workplace. Here is an example of a microphone recording in the presence of typical factory noise. VOCAL · Industrial Noise After utilizing VOCAL's noise reduction software, speech is enhanced and the background noise is attenuated: VOCAL · Industrial Noise Processed Our superior noise suppression capabilities are demonstrated in the below time-trace, displaying the microphone signal as a function of time for the audio signals above. The original (also known as noisy) signal is displayed in blue while the enhanced speech signal is displayed in black. Notice the reduction attained in the parts where no speech is present. VOCAL noise reduction solutions are designed to significantly reduce the noise level of different type of sources and can be customized for your specific voice communications application needs. Please, contact us to learn more.