International Year of Sound 2020


There is a wealth of information available on acoustics, sound, and the effects of sound


Do you want more information on sound and its effects? Some key online resources are listed below. Also, various documents associated with the Year of Sound and a couple demonstrations of acoustical effects can be found on the tabs to the left.

  • Wiki4YearOfSound2020
  • Making information about acoustics freely available to everyone to celebrate the International Year of Sound 2020.

  • Explore Sound
  • The education and outreach site of the Acoustical Society of America.

  • Human Sound
  • Physclips on speech and hearing, hosted by the University of New South Wales.

  • Acoustics and Vibrations Animations
  • Educational material by Daniel Russell.

  • Universo del Sonido de AcústicaUACh
  • The “Universe of Sound” project by the Instituto de Acústica of the Universidad Austral de Chile, a support tool for secondary school students and teachers who are studying sound. In Spanish.

  • Exhibition: La La Lab – The Mathematics of Music
  • An interactive exploration and discovery of music from a mathematical perspective, currently showing in Heidelberg. The website from IMAGINARY contains a large set of free / open source resources.

  • World Health Organization — Make Listening Safe program
  • Under the theme “Make Listening Safe”, WHO draws attention to the rising problem of noise-induced hearing loss due to recreational exposure to loud sounds.

  • So klingt meine Welt (Sounds of my World)
  • A YouTube video especially for children, produced by the German Acoustical Society (DEGA), showing the daily routine of a pupil and all the sounds around it – as result of a drawing and video contest.

  • ACOUCOU — an educational initiative
  • Acoucou is an online platform, where professionals, educators, students and other people interested in acoustics can find educational materials regarding various branches of acoustics. It is designed to serve as modern self-development tool for engineers as well as comprehensive solution for professional education in work environment.

  • App Arquitecturas de la memoria (Memory Architectures AR APP)
  • Recognizing sound as a source of intangible cultural heritage, this project proposes the creation of an augmented reality app by geolocation that links different audios on memory to specific places in the public space. The app configures an interactive cartography in which, through the smartphone, you can access geolocated audios that accompany the walk through the town. [full description].

  • ProAcústica Association — technical publications
  • Technical publications in acoustics (in Portuguese), including articles on basic acoustics, auditorium acoustics, acoustic quality in schools, and acoustics in residential buildings.

  • Discovery of Sound in the Sea (DOSITS)
  • DOSITS is an international, comprehensive, scientific resource on underwater sound, providing a synthesis of the latest peer-reviewed science in a form that is accessible for everyone, from students and educators, to reporters, the public, and natural resource regulators and decision makers. In addition to the web link, the DOSITS Team will again be hosting another webinar series in 2020 on topics related to underwater sound for the international decision-making community.

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