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

23/09/2016

Senior IOA members are to meet National Physical Laboratory (NPL) representatives to express the Institute’s concern at its decision to cease providing...

19/09/2016

Jo Webb is the new President of the the IOA. Aged 51, she is an Acoustics Associate with Arup in Manchester, where she has worked for the past 16 years and ...

10/08/2016

The Institute of Acoustics has published its preferred method of measuring and rating amplitude modulation (AM) in wind turbine noise.

Known as the...

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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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