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

14/11/2019

Members can now download the latest Acoustics Bulletin Nov-Dec 2019.

For details on what it contains, you can go to ...

05/11/2019

 

All IOA membership applicants and their proposer(s) must note the following important points:-

  1. Membership of the Institute of Acoustics...

25/10/2019

 

John Connell Innovation Award winners announced - sponsored by the Institute of Acoustics

 

Innovation is the key to...

Publications

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

Latest Events

29 Nov 2019
BioAcoustics SIG Workshop Networking Evening Event Friday 29 November 2019 more...

29 Nov 2019
Immersive audio using the IKO Loudspeaker Array Friday 29th November 2019 more...

05 Dec 2019
OPEN PLAN OFFICE ACOUSTICS THURSDAY 5 DECEMBER 2019 IET, AUSTIN COURT, more...

15 Jan 2020
ANGLO-FRENCH PHYSICAL ACOUSTICS CONFERENCE (AFPAC) 15-17 JANUARY 2020 more...

12 Feb 2020
THE ART OF BEING A CONSULTANT WEDNESDAY 12 FEBRUARY 2020 THE LITTLE SHIP more...

08 Apr 2020
Hearing Conservation Association & Institute of Acoustics more...

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