An Introduction to the Acoustical Society of America


Since its organization in 1929, the Society has grown steadily in membership and stature. At this time nearly 7000 men and women who work in acoustics throughout the U.S. and abroad belong to this prestigious Society. A variety of fields related to sound are represented:

Physics
Measurement Technologies and Instrumentation
Nearly All Engineering Disciplines, including
Electrical
Mechanical
Civil
Aeronautical
Robotics and Computer Sciences
Oceanography
Underwater Propagation
Biology
Physiology
Psychology
Architecture (e.g., Concert Hall Design)
Speech and Hearing
Music
Noise and Noise Control
Animal Bioacoustics
Structural Acoustics and Vibration

This diversity, along with the opportunities provided for the exchange of knowledge and points of view, has become one of the Society's unique and strongest assets. From the beginning, the Acoustical Society has sought to serve the widespread interests of its members and the acoustics community in all branches of acoustics, both theoretical and applied.

The Society is primarily a voluntary organization and attracts the interest, commitment, and service of a large number of professionals. Their contributions in the formation, guidance, administration, and development of the ASA are largely responsible for its world-wide preeminence in the field of acoustics.


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