ChatterBlocker Masks Unwanted Conversations So You Can Focus on Your Work, Not Your Coworkers

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ChatterBlocker uses digital audio technology to mask the sound of unwanted speech so users can stay focused. ChatterBlocker does not rely upon noise cancellation. Instead, it uses a soothing blend of nature sounds, music and background voices to minimize the intelligibility and distraction of intrusive speech.

Office workers with noisy neighbors will benefit from a new PC program, ChatterBlocker, that uses digital audio technology to mask the sound of unwanted speech so users can stay focused.

Developed by The Sound Guy, Inc., ChatterBlocker does not use noise cancellation. Instead it masks intrusive conversations with a soothing blend of nature sounds, music and background voices. The goal is to render speech less intelligible, because intelligibility is often the main source of distraction.

ChatterBlocker also offers mindfulness meditation tracks intended to increase concentration, reduce distractibility and minimize the stress response to noise.

"Cubicle dwellers often have trouble hearing themselves think when surrounded by irrelevant conversations," said Earl Vickers, CEO of The Sound Guy, Inc. "ChatterBlocker lets users focus on their work. It can be more effective and less distracting than listening to music, especially music with lyrics."

Key Product Features:

  • Uses auditory masking to minimize intelligibility of unwanted speech
  • Lets users create their own mix of nature sounds, music and background chatter
  • Plays any number of tracks simultaneously
  • Includes meditation tracks to improve the ability to focus and relax in the presence of noise
  • Users can add new sound files and create playlists
  • Works with speakers or headphones

System Requirements:

500 MHz processor

128 MB RAM recommended

75 MB hard disk space

Microsoft Windows 98, 2000, NT or XP

Windows-compatible sound card or built-in audio

Price and availability:

The MSRP is $19.95. ChatterBlocker is available now.

FOR EVALUATION COPY:

A demo is available from http://chatterblocker.com/downloads.html .

Press members can contact via e-mail for an NFR copy of the full version, including additional sound files.

The press kit, including white papers, Frequently Asked Questions, screenshots and logos, is at http://chatterblocker.com/presskit/ .

The Sound Guy, Inc., based in Seaside, California, is a leading manufacturer of audio software, including the award-winning SFX Machine family of audio effects plug-ins.

CONTACT

Earl Vickers

CEO, The Sound Guy, Inc.

1876 Harding St.

Seaside, CA 93955

831-883-8894

http://chatterblocker.com

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