# Calculate the real cost of noise.

A study out of the University of California shows that it takes an employee 23 minutes to recover from a distraction and get back to the task at hand,^{1} and that a majority of employees get distracted at least once a day.^{2} Based on these real-world statistics, this calculator can help you get an idea of how much noise is affecting your company’s profitability.

When you add up the hours of lost time and productivity, the effects of noise on business performance is clear.

Bottom line: noise affects profitability.

Assumes 10 distractions per day

Weekly^{1}

Monthly^{2}

Yearly^{3}

^{1}Assumes a 5 day work week.

^{2}Assumes a 4 week work month.

^{3}Assumes a 48 week work year.

^{1} “The Cost of Interrupted Work: More Speed and Stress Study” from the Department of Informatics, University of California, Irvine.

^{2} Oxford Economics, “When the walls come down – the evolution of the workplace.”