Speech levels in open plan offices

A.C.C. Warnock, W.T. Chu

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.

Keywords


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

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