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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 S1.8-2016 American National Standard Reference Values for Levels Used in Acoustics and Vibrations

ANSI/ASA S12.9-2016/Part 7 American National Standard Quantities and Procedures for Description and Measurement of Environmental Sound, Part 7: Measurement of Low-frequency Noise and Infrasound Outdoors in the Presence of Wind and Indoors in Occupied Spaces

ANSI/ASA S12.5-2016/ISO 6926:2016 American National Standard Acoustics - Requirements for the performance and calibration of reference sound sources used for the determination of sound power levels (a nationally adopted international standard)

ANSI/ASA S3.44-2016/Part 1/ISO 1999:2013 (MOD) American National Standard Acoustics - Estimation of Noise-induced Hearing Loss - Part 1: Method for Calculating Expected Noise-induced Permanent Threshold Shift (a modified nationally adopted international standard)

ANSI/ASA S3.52-2016 American National Standard Measurements of the Threshold of Hearing and Signal Detectability in a Sound Field

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


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