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U.S. TAG to IEC/TC 29, Electroacoustics, seeks "user" and "general interest" members

The U.S. Technical Advisory Group to IEC/TC 29, Electroacoustics, is seeking members in the "user" and "general interest" membership categories. TAG members are organizations such as companies, associations, professional groups, academic research groups, or government agencies that have a direct and material interest in the work of the committee.  To learn more, contact Neil Stremmel at or call 631 390-0215.

New Standards Published

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Our newest standards are listed below.  To purchase these and other National and International Standards related to acoustics and vibration, visit the new ASA Online Store.

ANSI/ASA S2.75-2017/Part 1 American National Standard Shaft Alignment Methodology, Part 1: General Principles, Methods, Practices, and Tolerances

ANSI/ASA S2.75-2017/Part 2 American National Standard Shaft Alignment Methodology, Part 2: Vocabulary

ANSI/ASA S12.76-2017 American National Standard Methods for Measurement of Supersonic Jet Noise from Uninstalled Military Aircraft Engines

ANSI/ASA S3.7-2016 American National Standard Method for Measurement and Calibration of Earphones

ANSI/ASA S12.70-2016 American National Standard Criteria for Evaluating Speech Privacy in Healthcare Facilities 

ANSI/ASA S1.6-2016 American National Standard Preferred Frequencies and Filter Band Center Frequencies for Acoustical Measurements 

ASA International Standards Travel Award

This award can provide limited travel support to a TAG Chair, Head of Delegation or individual expert attending a meeting while in development of international standards in any of the following: ISO/TC 43, ISO/TC 43/SC 1, ISO/TC 43/SC 3, IEC/TC 29, ISO/TC 108, ISO/TC 108/SC 2, ISO/TC 108/SC 4 or ISO/TC 108/SC 5.

Applicants must be ASA members, U.S. Citizens residing in the U.S., and either self-employed, an employee of a small firm, semi-retired, or retired.

Click here for complete details and application.

R.W. Young Travel Award

This award can provide travel support to experts attending meetings of WGs under ISO/TC 43, ISO/TC 43/SC 1, and IEC/TC 29.

Applicants must be ASA members, U.S. Citizens residing in the U.S., and either self-employed, an employee of a small firm, semi-retired, or retired.

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Free Standards for ASA Members

ASA members are eligible to receive five free American National Standards per year, in PDF format. Visit the new ASA Online store to take advantage of this valuable benefit. After you join or renew your membership, see the Free Standards Tutorial for further information.

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Standards Information


Are you looking for info on classroom acoustics?

You can find two American National Standards on classroom acoustics on the Online store. They are available at no cost to you through the generosity of our sponsors.

ASA also provides three informative booklets on classroom acoustics:
Classroom Acoustics - A resource for creating learning environments with desirable listening conditions
Classroom Acoustics II - Acoustical Barriers to Learning
Classroom Acoustics for Architects - A companion booklet for ANSI - S12.60

Standards Terminology Definition Search

All terms from Standards S1.1 and S3.20 have been incorporated into a new searchable terminology definition database.  Key acoustical definitions are now at your fingertips.  Search for your terms here.

Simply use the search box or click the alphabetical keys or on the term in the list display.

Additional feature: When viewing any of the working group documents on, terms which are defined within the Standards Terminology Database are displayed as "hover" tooltips that link to the full Standards definiton.

All terms in this database are taken from ANSI/ASA S1.1 Acoustical Terminology and ANSI/ASA S3.20 Bioacoustical Terminology. The latest versions of these documents remain the primary references. Please report any suspected errors or omissions to



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