sound leak


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sound leak

The passage of sound through a crack or hole in a partition; significantly reduces the effectiveness of sound insulation of the partition.
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Sound is acceptable, but there is no isolation - so sound leaks both in and out.
Assuming that the high partition provides more speech privacy, those in high partitions are apt to speak more loudly because they are unable to see how sound leaks into adjacent workspaces.
The team found that while most of the energy is transmitted near the intended frequency of 200 kilohertz, some of the sound leaks out to lower frequencies within the hearing range of killer whales and other animals such as harbor porpoises, dolphins and beluga whales.