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

19:00 Opening Ceremony – doors open from 18:00

31 January 2020 France

SOUND WALK

2 February 2020 Indonesia

Adhiwijogo Acoustic Laboratory Open Day

4 February - 24 April 2020 France

Outreach activities related to Forum Acusticum 2020

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16 January 2020.   Wiki4YearOfSound2020

For the International Year of Sound 2020 (#IYS2020), the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, took the lead in designing the online event Wiki4YearOfSound2020, to facilitate the improvement of Wikipedia content related to acoustics, sound, human communication, music, noise its effects and control, and […]

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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



Silver Sponsors

HEAD-Genuit Foundation



Sponsors

Acoustics First Corporation International Institute of Noise Control Engineering CESVA
INCE - USA Saint-Gobain Ecophon



Supporting Organizations

International Union of Pure and Applied Physics

 

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