Chair: Dr Keith Holland MIOA
The Electro-Acoustics Group of the IOA is the home for specialists in all aspects of sound equipment and sound systems design.
The group holds an annual conference, called Reproduced Sound, usually in late November. This event, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in Brighton in 2009, attracts delegates from all over the world.
Reproduced Sound meetings cover topics such as loudspeaker and microphone design, multi-channel audio, speech intelligibility and leaks into the Noise at Work Act as it pertains to the entertainments industry.
The group is also discussing ways to improve the outcomes of the use and installation of equipment, by trying to get involved in training initiatives in the industry. A critical concept we are exploring is "training the teachers", a way that expertise can be transferred to those in the front line of education, to help them with resources to improve their delivery, and thus the quality of graduates coming into industry.