Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Dr Dance presents at Inter-Noise 2016

During Inter-Noise 2016, Dr Stephen Dance of the Acoustics Group of London South Bank University presented his research on musician hearing. His paper was entitled, "Facing the Music: Helping classical musicians comply with the Control of Noise at Work Regulations". The audience were engaged asking many probing questions on the results of the research!

Monday, 19 September 2016

ICSV 24 to be held in London, July 2017

The International Congress of Sound And Vibration is coming to London, 23-27 July 2017. The conference will be held at the Crown Plaza at Waterloo Station. The Acoustics Group of London South Bank University are involved in the Musical Acoustics theme and in arranging local tours. We hope as many local delegates can come and enjoy next summer's main event!

Sunday, 18 September 2016

New iPhone Microphone from Inter-Noise

This is the new Zheyiang ASV instruments iSV1600 1/4" omni-directional measurement microphone. During Inter-Noise 2016 in Hamburg Dr Stephen Dance purchase this $10 mic from the Hangzhou Aihua Instruments Company. The students will be testing it's performance - claimed to be 50 Hz - 10 kHz at +/- 2 dB.

Seminar to the ISVR Advanced Course

For the 20th time Dr Stephen Dance was invited down to ISVR, University of Southampton to give his annual lecture. This time it was to the Advanced Course on Noise Control Engineering teaching room acoustic simulation. ISVR were excellent hosts, looking after all their delegates and lecturers. We all hope that we can all do it again next year,

Friday, 16 September 2016

Bridget Shield presents to Nordic Conferences

Emerita Professor Bridget Shield presented her work at two Nordic specialist voice and acoustics conferences this autumn. Bridget presentation was entitled, "Open plan schools- the acoustic challenges" to the Society of Voice Ergonomics  and the Nordic Voice Ergonomics Group. This was a European lead events bring leading researchers together, allowing plans for future collaboration to be discussed.

Nick Durup PhD candidate presents in Helsinki

In September 2016 PhD candidate Nick Durup from the Acoustics Group of London South Bank University was invited to Helsinki for two specialist voice and acoustics conferences.
Nick presented his research on Voice Paramets and Acoustics in Schools at the 5th symposium of the Finnish Society of Voice Ergonomics held at the Biomedicum research and educational institution for medical sciences, as well as the meeting of the Nordic Voice Ergonomics Group held at the Scandic Simonkentta hotel. The events brought together many of the leading researchers in the field from across Europe to exchange ideas and plan future joint projects.This along with unseasonably warm weather in Finland made for a good conference for all!

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Hearing Project gives each student earplugs

Through the long standing collaboration between the Acoustics Group and the Royal Academy of Music each new student will be given a pair of Happy Ear earplugs. The earplugs now come in three sizes : small, medium and large, and are designed specifically for musicians. Every student loves a freebie!