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What is sound absorption coefficient?
It is a measure of the absorptive property of a material. Ideally, the fraction of the random incident sound power absorbed (i.e. not reflected) by the medium. Sound absorption is measured in units of ‘metric sabin.’ It is equivalent of 1 m2 of a perfectly absorbing surface (like an open window).

Then what is sound transmission class (STC)?
It is a measure of sound insulation property of a partition measured in accordance with ASTM classification E413 and provides an estimate of the performance of a partition for sound insulation problems.

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