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Institute of Sound and Vibration Research

An audiology PhD student performing a test in an anechoic chamber.

Our research focuses on improving our understanding of acoustics and vibration, their impact on community wellbeing, and the quality and performance of engineering products.

Part of Engineering

The Institute of Sound and Vibration Research houses our experts in the fields of acoustics and audiology. We conduct research to investigate and reduce noise in engineering applications, such as in rail and aircraft. We are also working to gain a better understanding of how humans hear sounds and process auditory information, producing solutions to overcome challenges in these areas.

We need to work with rigour, imagination, and wonder, unconstrained by the artificial boundaries set in place by discipline names, or the history of projects in which we have previously worked, or above all by the belief that we must jump to solutions when we have not yet perceived the real problem.
Professor of Ultrasonics and Underwater Acoustics

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