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CaSE welcomes new member the Institute of Acoustics

17 Mar 2016

The Institute of Acoustics (IoA) is the UK’s professional body for those working in acoustics, noise and vibration.

This definition, however, fails to acknowledge the human dimension and the everyday impact it has on each one of us.  For example consider the importance of good acoustics in the classroom or the concert hall, the need to shield people from excessive noise in the home, street and workplace, or the many medical uses to which ultrasound can be put. In each of these fields and others the skill of the acoustician is paramount.

Allan Chesney, Chief Executive Officer of the IoA comments on their decision to join CASE:

“We are very pleased to join CaSE and look forward to working with them to help promote the importance of Science and Engineering in the UK.  Acoustics is a varied discipline with specialists working in Building, Electro, Environmental, physical, underwater and musical acoustics as well as noise and vibration engineering, its measurement and speech and hearing. We look forward to bringing the expertise of our members to support the work of CaSE.  An understanding of how acoustics crosses and compliments many engineering and scientific disciplines is critical not just to engineering and economic success but to all of our wellbeing.”

Director of CaSE, Dr Sarah Main said:

“I am delighted to welcome the Institute of Acoustics as new members of CaSE. They embody the values of CaSE, showing the breadth of impact of science and engineering to people’s wellbeing, environment and prosperity. Their work spans science, engineering, architecture, manufacturing and law and is applied across industry, research, education and public policy. Their expertise is invaluable in informing Government and developing public policy. So we look forward to working with the Institute to add their views to the voice of science and engineering we convey in Parliament.”

CaSE are keen to ensure the needs of the whole science and engineering community are being heard at the highest levels of government. If you are interested in finding out more about organisational membership of CaSE please contact Sharleni Inbanathan.