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

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...

12/05/2016

The Institute is publishing every month a blog from one of its members on a subject relating to acoustics, noise or vibration. In the latest one, entitled...

20/04/2016

The IOA and the Chartered Society for Worker Health Protection (BOHS) have agreed to recognise each other’s professional qualifications.

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Publications

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

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