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.

Latest News

29/05/2020

  A new, free, resource has become available.  It is called the Site Suitability Indicator.  It brings together the strategic noise mapping data for England,...

26/05/2020

  The world has changed and we are all getting used to working from home.  The chats over coffee and biscuits have gone unless we provide our own.  It was into...

22/05/2020

  Highways England is involved in the BSi EH 1/2 scoping committee developing a new British Standard for the Calculation of Sound Levels Outdoors for both road...

Publications

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

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