There are furniture products on the market now that help reduce the level of noise produced from the workplace, schools and universities. If you work from home or simply want to decrease the amount of unnecessary noise in your workspace, these pieces are definitely worth noting. Many of these websites cater for corporate needs as noise is an issue that is being tackled within the workplace, however these pieces can sometimes be sold individually as well. A quick Google search will help you find something relevant in your area (we don’t want to advertise and list companies here). It is worth noting that they don’t come cheaply as they are ergonomically designed with sound absorption in mind and select materials that are of a good quality, but if you can afford it, it is definitely worth it.
An alternative to this, is to make sure you’re sound proofing your home and workspace as much as possible. Use soft furnishings like rugs, mats, curtains, drapes, cushions, etc. to allow sound to be absorbed and reduce echoes and excessive noise vibrations.