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

11/02/2019

Just a reminder that the consultation on the proposed amendments to BS4142:2014 is still open.

The proposed changes can be found at...

06/02/2019

 
The IOA is preparing for a damage limitation exercise, should a no deal Brexit occur. As part of this, we will be contacting Government...

25/10/2018

This year’s John Connell Innovation Award winner AECOM utilises powerful sound demonstrations for Stonehenge

AECOM helped Highways...

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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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NEW METHODS FOR PREDICTING NOISE AND VIBRATION WEDNESDAY 1 MAY 2019 *** more...

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ACOUSTICS 2019 13-14 MAY 2019 MILTON KEYNES

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16 Oct 2019
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19 Nov 2019
REPRODUCED SOUND 2019 19 - 21 NOVEMBER 2019 THE BRISTOL HOTEL, BRISTOL

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