The Institute of Acoustics and the Association of Noise Consultants have jointly published a new design guide for the acoustics of schools. The 110-...
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.
A professor at the University of Liverpool has received an award from the IOA for his “outstanding contributions to acoustics research and education...
The autumn 2015 issue of Sound Bites, the IOA's student e-zine, is out. It is again full of a fascinating mixture of news about...
A wide range of publications, brochures, CDs and consultation documents is available through the Institute of Acoustics publication shop.