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

24 February 2020 United Kingdom

Parliamentary and Scientific Committee

25 February 2020 Singapore

Digitization of Urban Noise and Sound in a Smart Nation

25 February 2020 Denmark

Audio Testing with SoundCheck by Listen

27 - 28 February 2020 Italy

V Giornata dell’udito – 5th hearing day

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21 February 2020.   The AIA program for the Year of Sound

A story of shared enthusiasm among people passionate about sound Since the very beginning of the International Year of Sound planning, AIA (the Acoustic Society of Italy) has been involved in organizing and coordinating a broad number of activities. The long-lasting experiences in being an active member of International associations, as well as in chairing […]

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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 International Science Council

 

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