The Effect of localized sound leaks on the speech privacy of closed rooms

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Proceedings titleCanadian Acoustics
Conference2006 Canadian Acoustical Association Annual Conference: 11 October 2006, Halifax, N.S.
IssueSeptember 3
Pages8687; # of pages: 2
Subjectarchitectural speech privacy, speech security, sound transmission; Speech security
AbstractSpeech privacy is related to how difficult it is for a listener to hear or understand speech. For a closed room, conversations occurring within are to be private from listeners outside the room, in the adjoining spaces. The degree of audibility or intelligibility of the speech at the listening positions will depend on the sound insulation provided by the building. Near a localized area of reduced sound insulation (i.e., a sound leak), the speech sounds could be much more audible or intelligible. This paper reports results on the detectability and severity of several sound leaks intentionally introduced into a test wall.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number48679
NPARC number20377597
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