Acoustics Bulletin May-June 2022 issue is available to members

Acoustics Bulletin May-June 2022 issue is available to members

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Alex Shaida
Updated Wed, 11/05/2022 - 14:53

 

The May/June 2022 issue of Acoustics Bulletin is available online (paper copies to follow in the next few days for those who subscribe to a print version) and includes these articles:
• The Instrumentation Corner article in this issue follows on from the one we published in the March/April 2022 issue, which discussed the wide range of calibration services on offer to support sound level meters. This article looks at the use of the associated calibrator along with the use of offsets to centre the microphone response in the permitted tolerance band.
• The significant ‘visibility’ of sewage works sites means that they are often identified as the source of community noise issues with and without justification. This article explains how this can lead to complex investigation and assessment exercises to establish connections between source and perceived sound, and evaluate appropriate reductions. 
• In 2020, the IOA Executive made the decision to apply for a Royal Charter and Russell Richardson chairs the group tasked with applying for it. In this article, he provides some background on the process of applying for the Charter and gives an update on progress to date. 
• Professor Stephen Dance reports on the 103-week delayed ‘Hear for Tomorrow’ event that was held in London on 30 March 2022. 
• Glenn Leembruggen takes a look at the relationships between frequency response and the speech transmission index (STI). 
• The 51st International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering will be held at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow on 21-24 August 2022, so register now to take advantage of the early bird registration rate https://internoise2022.org/registration/
• Specifications are passed down a lengthy chain. In the process of this journey, the intent behind the original specification can be lost, resulting in suboptimal solutions that entail a risk to your project. This risk can be avoided simply by getting the specification right so in this article, Adam Fox offers three key principles for writing a good specification.
• The IOA Education Division needs more suitably qualified people to become distance learning tutors for the Diploma, this article we explain what’s involved and how you can support candidates either as a Diploma tutor or a project mentor.
 
Just to remind you about our technical articles. Although they are not peer reviewed, they all go through an internal checking process via the IOA Publications Committee and their panel of volunteer experts. This is intended to highlight any discrepancies in the articles, or areas that may need clarification, which are then referred back to authors for amends.   
 
The deadline for the next issue (July/August 2022) is Thursday 9 June 2022 at the very latest please. If you have a technical article that you’d like to submit for consideration, please email the editor at nickyr [at] warnersgroup [dot] co [dot] uk at any time.
 
Members can access the latest copy by going to:  https://www.ioa.org.uk/recent-bulletins
Non-members can access Acoustics Bulletin back issues more than 12 months old by going to:  https://www.ioa.org.uk/publications/acoustics-bulletin