Acoustic Privacy

Without opportunity for privacy, everyone must either conform strictly to an elaborate social code or adopt highly permissive attitudes. Opportunity for privacy avoids the necessity for either extreme. In particular, without opportunity for acoustical privacy, one may experience all the effects of noise previously described and also be constrained because one's own activities can disturb others. Without acoustical privacy, sound, like a faulty telephone exchange, reaches the wrong number. The result disturbs both the sender and the receiver.

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