Prediction of speech transmission index in eating establishments

Authors

  • Musarrat Nahid School of Environmental Health, University of British Columbia, 2206 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3, Canada
  • Murray Hodgson School of Environmental Health, University of British Columbia, 2206 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3, Canada

Keywords:

Natural gas well production, Semiconducting silicon, Speech, Speech analysis, Speech communication, Speech intelligibility, Lombard effects, Noisy environments, Quality ratings, Speech privacies, Speech transmission indices, Voice levels

Abstract

A study was conducted to model existing eating establishment (EEs) in the CATT Acoustics software and determine the acoustical conditions for speech. The acoustical conditions for speech include speech transmission index (STI), speech intelligibility (SI), and speech privacy (SP). The study also provided a method to design the EE to optimize the acoustical conditions. EE including restaurants and cafe usually produces noisy environments that prevent an easy and comfortable conversation between customers. The study used EE Voice level model to understand the Lombard effects, while CATT assigned some quality ratings for STI. It was observed during the study that the high and absorptive barriers around the tables of EEs can provide fair STI in MM.

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2008-09-01

How to Cite

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Nahid M, Hodgson M. Prediction of speech transmission index in eating establishments. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2008 Sep. 1 [cited 2021 Jul. 29];36(3):26-7. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/2020

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Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada

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