Speech levels in open plan offices

Authors

  • A.C.C. Warnock Inst. for Research in Construction, National Research Council Canada, 1200 Montreal Road, Ottawa, Ont. K1A 0R6, Canada
  • W.T. Chu Inst. for Research in Construction, National Research Council Canada, 1200 Montreal Road, Ottawa, Ont. K1A 0R6, Canada

Keywords:

Acoustic wave absorption, Acoustic wave propagation, Microphones, Speech intelligibility, Speech levels

Abstract

Speech levels were measured in open office conditions to calculate speech privacy in such environments. Factors affecting voice level were distance between the talker and the listener, subject of conversation and office etiquette. The study was important in devising procedures to control intrusive speech.

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Published

2002-09-01

How to Cite

1.
Warnock A, Chu W. Speech levels in open plan offices. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2002 Sep. 1 [cited 2021 Dec. 7];30(3):38-9. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/1443

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Section

Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada