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

10/02/2020

  The IOA has responded to the Future Homes Standard 2019 Consultation on changes to Part L (conservation of fuel and power) and Part F (ventilation) of the...

10/02/2020

  CIEH has today published the results of its flagship noise survey, which provides the only source of information on the vital contribution made by...

30/01/2020

  The Institute of Acoustics is in the process of applying to the Engineering Council for a license to offer EngTech registration. This is a level of...

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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

12 Mar 2020
One-Day Workshop : Future of Road and Rail Noise Modelling in the UK 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

17 Nov 2020
REPRODUCED SOUND 2020 Taking it up a level 17-19 November 2020 The Bristol more...

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