What is acoustics?

Acoustics is the interdisciplinary science that deals with the study of all mechanical waves in gases, liquids, and solids including vibration, sound, ultrasound and infrasound.

Many people mistakenly think that acoustics is strictly musical or architectural in nature. While acoustics does include the study of musical instruments and architectural spaces, it also covers a vast range of topics, including: noise control, SONAR for submarine navigation, ultrasounds for medical imaging, thermoacoustic refrigeration, seismology, bioacoustics, and electroacoustic communication.

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Latest News

05/02/2016

Details of two planned ProPG (Professional Practice Guidance on Planning and Noise) consultation workshops have been announced. The first event will be held...

21/01/2016

The Institute of Acoustics, the Association of Noise Consultants and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health have produced a Professional Practice...

12/01/2016

The IOA has today launched a new blog which will be written by a member of its Young Members’ Group (YMG) or Publications Committee each month. Blogs...

Publications

A wide range of publications, brochures, CDs and consultation documents is available through the Institute of Acoustics publication shop.

Latest Events

10 Mar 2016
BS4142:2014 REVISITED! 10 MARCH 2016, AUSTIN COURT, BIRMINGHAM THIS EVENT more...

21 Apr 2016
ACOUSTICS OF UNCONVENTIONAL ONSHORE OIL & GAS THURSDAY 21 APRIL 2016 more...

10 May 2016
ACOUSTICS ON LARGE INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS TUESDAY 10 MAY 2016 THE ROYAL more...

05 Jul 2016
CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS IN MUSICAL ACOUSTICS TUESDAY 5 JULY 2016 LONDON SOUTH more...

05 Sep 2016
ACOUSTICS 2016 5-6 SEPTEMBER 2016 CHESFORD GRANGE, KENILWORTH, WARWICKSHIRE more...

15 Nov 2016
REPRODUCED SOUND 2016 Sound with Pictures - time is of the essence 15-17 more...

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