Architectural speech security of offices and meeting rooms

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ConferenceProceedings of the International Conference on Building Acoustics: 01 April 2004, Chonnam University, Gwangju, South Korea
Pages134; # of pages: 34
Subjectspeech privacy; Speech security
AbstractThis paper gives an overview of ongoing work on the architectural speech security of offices and meeting rooms. A room is said to be speech secure when eavesdroppers outside the room cannot understand or even not hear speech sounds transmitted from within the meeting room. The ultimate goal of this work is to be able to design for adequate speech security in new rooms and to be able to accurately assess the speech security of existing rooms. The work includes determining the statistical characteristics of the levels of the speech in meeting rooms and of the ambient noise in spaces near meeting rooms. Proposed procedures for predicting the speech security of new spaces are presented and the problems of developing a measurement procedure for assessing speech security in existing rooms are discussed.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number48326
NPARC number20377827
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