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

09/02/2018

EPSRC UK Acoustics Network brings together the acoustics research community

The vision of the UK Acoustics Network is to bring together the...

31/01/2018

The latest update to the IOA blog is called Draft excluders, part 2:...

11/01/2018

There has been some confusion about the qualification requirements for sound testing in the UK and Ireland with some members having wrongly thought that...

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

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