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IAC Acoustics

Do you need a reliable testing environment? Maybe your clinic room is too noisy, or that space you use for testing could do with some acoustic treatment. Whether you need a full room conversion or a small booth, IAC Acoustics...

Introduction to Sound - Acoustics for the Hearing and Speech Sciences Fourth Edition

The purpose of the text, now in its fourth edition, is to teach acoustics to those in the hearing and speech sciences. This can be a difficult goal because most students and clinicians do not have a physics background, so...

One push of a button… and the acoustics in your listening room change to exactly what you want to hear

The acoustics of a room directly affect how well speech and other sound is heard and understood.

IAC Acoustics company celebrates 70 years of service

The IAC brand was founded back in 1949 by German engineer Martin Hirschorn who had a dream of reducing the noise associated with modern life. Over the last 70 years, IAC has changed form in many ways, but their vision has always...

Building sound: from Stonehenge to a Symphony Hall

Modern architecture can use scientific techniques to shape room acoustics and create great sounding places. Professor Trevor Cox discusses our ancestors’ understanding of the importance of building techniques to enhance acoustics from Stonehenge to a Symphony Hall. Going to an...

HearAdvisor’s scientific and consumer-friendly approach to evaluating hearing aids

An ageing population means more hearing aid users. The authors of this article describe their techniques for independently assessing prescription and over-the-counter hearing aids in an acoustic laboratory. As the role of consumers in the hearing aid purchasing decision continues...

Effects of blast and acoustic trauma: assessment of hearing status on war veterans

Introduction Acoustical conditions of the military are often dangerous and there is a real risk of blast trauma and acoustic trauma [1, 2]. Levels of military noises maybe reach up to 125 dBA [3]. Weapons produce instant shock waves (10μs)...

The art and science of acoustic ecology

Aki Pasoulas summarises the diverse forms and approaches of the relatively new and expanding area of acoustic ecology, a discipline that studies the relationship between living beings and their sonic environment. Sound Ecology emerged in the late 1960s through the...

Can the audiology clinic benefit from advances in virtual reality?

François Patou discusses how the recent advances in virtual reality technologies can be used to support people living with hearing loss. He outlines some of the novel virtual reality tools that are emerging as resources to support delivery of audiology...

The Hearing Sciences – Third Edition

The Hearing Sciences – Third Edition is primarily aimed at undergraduate students on courses relevant to hearing sciences. Indeed, the content supports much of the scientific content delivered within UK-based audiology degree courses. The book is ordered in to four...

Acoustic shock: definitions and clinical aspects

Acoustic shock, a previously little-known and poorly understood clinical entity, came to the public’s attention in 2019 due to a high-profile legal case of a musician at the Royal Opera House. In this fascinating article, Andrew Parker and William Parker...

EUHA Sponsorship Award competition

For the twelfth time, the Europäische Union der Hörakustiker eV (EUHA) will be giving its Sponsorship Award for the next generation of acoustic researchers.