Author: Nina Persson Kerr

Seven great female acousticians on Twitter

In celebration of International Women’s Day, we’d like to put the spotlight on a handful of all the fabulous female acousticians out there. While it is a male-dominated industry, there are many women contributing to the profession and often working hard to improve the gender balance by encouraging more young women to join. The openness of […]

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Interview with Acoustic Bulletin Editor – Holger Brokmann

It’s time to meet another Acoustic Bulletin Editor, and this time we go to Germany and have a chat with Holger Brokmann. Holger has a Diploma in Educational Science and a passion for music and guitars. He loves playing them, even building them and modifying the ones he buys. In fact, when asked how many […]

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School acoustics in 5 European countries

How does the view of school acoustics vary between five European countries? Working across several countries, it’s interesting to reflect on the differences we see in terms of the role of acoustics. In some countries the sound environment barely gets a mention in a building process, in others only in certain types of specialist spaces […]

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Understanding Innovative Learning Environments

Innovative Learning Environments, or ILEs, is a concept that keeps popping up and within the realm of school architecture debates are taking place and research is being conducted on open vs closed, agile, flexible or dynamic. Outsiders may find it difficult to keep up, and as for us in acoustics, we know that we’re in […]

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End of unique project for hearing impaired kids – what’s next?

The four-year iCARE project, dedicated to improving children’s auditory rehabilitation, is coming to an end this year. We’ve invited the project manager, Professor Dr Astrid van Wieringen, to share her reflections on the project and what’s up next.   The EU promotes the active inclusion and full participation of disabled people in society. However, full, […]

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Our top 5 posts on acoustics 2017

Wow, we sure get a good spread of topics on this little blog of ours and maybe, just maybe, this is what you like about it? When we summarise the major news and events in room acoustics 2017 we look back on everything from a nearly tropical ICBEN in Zurich, to interesting new podcast episodes […]

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Acoustic conferences to look forward to in 2018

Planning for the year ahead? Wondering what acoustic conferences to attend? Us too! We know a lot of you are involved in and attend conferences around the globe and we love bumping into our readers and having a chat – in the real world. Here’s our list of interesting conferences next year. If you’re going, […]

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The architects’ perspective – Explaining acoustics to clients

We were curious to find out how architects work with their clients on acoustics. What tricks do they have up their sleeve? When is it being discussed? We invited Nick Fordy from Woodhouse Workspace to do a guest post for us to get an architect’s perspective on room acoustics and how he works with his […]

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Transitions17, where education and architecture meet

Going beyond the traditional borders, be it education and pedagogy, architecture or geographical borders was the red thread of the Transitions symposium, the traveling ‘roadshow’ of the  ILETC project when it came to London and Regent’s University for the first ever European edition (full program here). The world we live in is changing rapidly and […]

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Blending academia and industry to benefit children with hearing loss

Acoustics is a broad subject and as a researcher, it can be easy to forget to occasionally lift the head, straighten the back, breathe and take in the surroundings. The EU-funded iCARE project (Improving Children’s Auditory Rehabilitation) aims to promote inter-disciplinary research to benefit hard of hearing children and has been running for three years now. In order to […]

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