Computer Buzz

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about distracting noise:

I work in a very small office space where the computers are hooked up and there is a constant humming, buzzing, noise that is very distracting and now I am noticing I have ringing in my ears all the time. The boss says he’ll fix it, but it hasn’t happened

Signed, Buzzing

Dear Buzzing:

We focus on workplace communication rather than occupational health and safety issues. However, since this involves a communication breakdown as well as a noise situation, let me share some thoughts and see if they’re helpful to you. I don’t know what size computers you are talking about but they must be quite large to create that much noise! You mention that the boss says he’ll fix the noise but it hasn’t happened.

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