Acoustical Society of America

The Acoustical Society of America (ASA ) is founded in 1929, American Society for acoustics, which under the discipline is understood in its broadest sense, both Physical, Technical and Medical acoustics and other areas of application such as in psychology or geophysics. 2010, it had around 7,000 members in the U.S. and beyond. It is based in Melville (New York). Twice a year, in spring and autumn, they will hold a meeting.

Among the magazines published by her is of particular note that since 1929, existing, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.

Since 1953, she gives a gold medal, which was awarded to 1980 every two years, and annually thereafter, the R. Bruce Lindsay Award, which since 1942 every two years for young scientists (members of the ASA) is awarded the Wallace Clement Sabine Award ( since 1957 ) for achievements in the application of acoustics in architecture, the Pioneers of Underwater acoustics medal, the Trent - Crede medal for achievements in the field of mechanical vibration and shock, which of Bekesy medal ( until 2010 only four times awarded for significant achievements in the work area by Georg von Békésy 's, the mechanics of the hearing), the AB Wood medal ( since 1970, to young scientists in applications of acoustics preferably. in oceanography ), and various silver medals for individual disciplines of acoustics