The "STC" or Sound Transmission Class of a brick can vary based on thickness, hollow or solid, and textured finish among other things. The Masonry Society has a publication called TMS 302 Standard Method for Determining the Sound Transmission Rating for Masonry Walls. It helps calculate the STC of a wall. There is a BIA Technical Note # 5A. It describes a typical 4" brick as having a STC of 45. The best way to determine the STC of brick is to contact your local brick distributor. They should be able to give you the value of the specific brick you want to use.
Don Beers, PE, GC
Jerry Painter, FASTM
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