International Year of Sound 2020

The International Year of Sound is a global initiative to highlight the importance of sound and related sciences and technologies for all in society. The International Year of Sound will consist of coordinated activities on regional, national and international levels. These activities will aim to stimulate the understanding throughout the world of the important role that sound plays in all aspects of our society. As well, these activities will also encourage an understanding of the need for the control of noise in nature, in the built environment, and in the workplace.

Sound plays an important role in all human activities and applications of acoustics are found in almost all aspects of modern society. Subdisciplines include aeroacoustics, audio, signal processing, architectural acoustics, bioacoustics, electro-acoustics, environmental noise, musical acoustics, noise control, hearing and psychoacoustics, physical acoustics, speech, ultrasound, underwater sound and vibration. Sound is an essential part of communication between humans - in the form of speech, as a sound of warning, and also in music and creative sounds. However there is a concern about too much sound, which then becomes noise and needs to be controlled to ensure acceptable and safe living and working environments.

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Upcoming Events

31 January 2020 France

Opening Ceremony

20 February 2020 United States

Hands-on workshop: Wiki4Year of Sound 2020

16 - 19 March 2020 Germany

DAGA 2020

19 - 20 March 2020 India

Health Effects of Intense Sound and Protection Measures

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29 March 2019.   Declaration of 2020 as International Year of Sound

The International Commission for Acoustics has announced to its Member Societies and International Affiliates that an International Year of Sound will be held throughout the year 2020. It is hoped that the importance of sound in today’s world will reach every part of our planet in 2020.  The International Commission for Acoustics has started preparations […]

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Founding Members

Acoustical Society of America International Commission for Acoustics European Acoustics Association
 
International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration   International Institute of Noise Control Engineering



Supporting Organizations

International Union of Pure and Applied Physics International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics

 

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