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

10/10/2018

WHO/Europe has published the WHO Environmental Noise Guidelines for the European Region as a regional update. The Guidelines include a review of evidence on...

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...

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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

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

08 Nov 2018
NOISE AND VIBRATION CONTROL IN SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING DESIGN 8 NOVEMBER more...

27 Nov 2018
REPRODUCED SOUND 2018 27-29 NOVEMBER 2018 THE BRISTOL HOTEL, BRISTOL

17 Apr 2019
BIOACOUSTICS 17 - 18 APRIL 2019 LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY

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