Acoustical Society of America
The Acoustical Society of America (ASA) is the American society for acoustics founded in 1929 , whereby the discipline is understood in its broadest sense, including physical, technical and medical acoustics and other fields of application, for example in psychology or geophysics. In 2010 it had around 7,000 members in the US and beyond. Its headquarters are in Melville (New York) . Twice a year, in spring and autumn, she holds a meeting.
Among the journals it publishes, the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, which has existed since 1929, should be mentioned in particular .
Since 1953 it has awarded a gold medal, which was awarded every two years until 1980 and annually thereafter, the R. Bruce Lindsay Award , which has been awarded every two years since 1942 for young scientists (members of the ASA), 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 vibrations and shocks, the Bekesy Medal (awarded only four times up to 2010 for significant achievements on the work area of Georg von Békésy 's, the mechanics of hearing), the AB Wood medal (since 1970 to young scientists in applications of acoustics preferably in oceanography) and several silver medals for individual disciplines of acoustics.