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

15/01/2020

 

The IOA runs the following short courses during the spring at accredited training centres across the UK (courses are held prior to exam dates and...

02/01/2020

 

The International Year of Sound is a global initiative to highlight the importance of sound and related sciences and technologies...

19/12/2019

 

Following last week’s general election result, the National Engineering Policy Centre, which represents the voice of 39 of the UK’s leading...

Publications

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

Latest Events

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

24 Mar 2020
UKAN SIG-VA VIBRO-ACOUSTICS MASTERCLASS 24 MARCH 2020, 10am - 5pm, more...

31 Mar 2020
2ND UKAN SIG-VA VIBRO-ACOUSTICS MASTERCLASS TUESDAY 31 MARCH 2020 more...

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

14 May 2020
ACOUSTICS 2020 14-15 MAY 2020 CROWNE PLAZA, CHESTER

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