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

30/08/2018

The Environmental Noise Guidelines for the European Region have been produced following a rigorous process outlined in the WHO Handbook for Guideline...

18/07/2018

The IOA office has moved to Milton Keynes, our new contact details are:

The Institute of Acoustics, Silbury Court, 406 Silbury Boulevard, Milton...

11/05/2018

The Institute has submitted a response to the Government’s consultation on the draft revised NPPF.  The response has been drafted been based on the...

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

Latest Events

26 Sep 2018
INSTITUTE OF ACOUSTICS OPEN EVENING WEDNESDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 2018 SILBURY more...

02 Oct 2018
Senior Members Group Technical Visit to SOUND TECHNOLOGY LIMITED, more...

04 Oct 2018
AUDITORIUM ACOUSTICS 2018 4-6 OCTOBER 2018 ELBPHILHARMONIE, HAFENCITY, more...

16 Oct 2018
GROUND BORNE VIBRATION TUESDAY 16 OCTOBER 2018 THE ROYAL SOCIETY, LONDON

16 Oct 2018
Acoustic Report Framwork Tuesday 16 October 2018 6.00pm for 6.30pm start more...

24 Oct 2018
MEASUREMENTS AND MODELLING OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS & PERFORMANCE SPACES more...

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