Institute of Acoustics

The Institute of Acoustics is the UK's professional body for those working in acoustics, noise and vibration and is a nominated body of the Engineering Council, offering registration at Chartered and Incorporated Engineer levels.

There are some 3000 members from a rich diversity of backgrounds, with engineers, scientists, educators, lawyers, occupational hygienists, architects, policy advisors and regulators among their number. This multidisciplinary culture provides a productive environment for cross-fertilisation of ideas and initiatives. The range of interests of members within the world of acoustics is equally wide, embracing such aspects as aerodynamics, architectural acoustics, building acoustics, electro-acoustics, engineering dynamics, noise and vibration, hearing, speech, underwater acoustics, together with a variety of environmental aspects.

Acousticians are employed in the audio and hi-fi industry, auditorium and concert hall design, broadcasting, telecommunications, building and construction industry, product design, sonar system design, human-computer interaction, environmental noise control and health and safety management.

An education programme, comprising a Diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control and several Certificate level courses, are offered at a number of Centres throughout the UK. The Diploma is also available by tutored distance learning.

Through specialist Institute of Acoustics working groups, support is given to the development of legislation in these areas, and there is considerable activity by Institute members in UK, European and International Standards development. The Institute is a founding member of the European Acoustics Association (EAA), a member society of the International Institute of Noise Control Engineering (I-INCE) and a member of the International Commission for Acoustics (ICA)

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