Aalto Acoustics Lab

The Aalto Acoustics Lab is a multidisciplinary research center of the Aalto University.

The Acoustics Lab gathers professors and research teams from three different units: Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics, Department of Computer Science, and Department of Media. Our research and teaching focus on audio processing and spatial sound technologies.

Visiting address: Otakaari 5E, Espoo, Finland

Mailing address: P.O. Box 13100, FI-00076 AALTO, Finland

The application period for Master's studies in Acoustics and Audio Technology is in December.

Aalto University Acoustic Lab

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Applied psychology. Picture: Matti Ahlgren, Aalto University.
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Unique program in Engineering Psychology is built on technology and understanding humans

Graduates from Engineering Psychology can work as experts in human artificial intelligence or as developers of electronic health services. Applications for the new Finnish-language major will begin in spring 2022.
 Äänen viivettä on tutkittu Suomen hiljaisimmassa huoneessa Otaniemessä sijaitsevassa kaiuttomassa huoneessa.  Kuva: Aalto-yliopisto / Mikko Raskinen
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The human ear detects half a millisecond delay in sound

Researchers discover how accurately the human ear can detect time delay in sounds in different frequencies.
Superkuulon toteuttava laite. Pallon pinnalla on kuusi ultraäänille herkkää mikrofonia. Ultraäänet toistetaan kuulokkeisiin niin, että kuulija havaitsee äänilähteen suunnan oikein. Kuva: Ville Pulkki / Aalto-yliopisto
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Anyone can get super-hearing

New audio technique can track bats in flight and help localise sources of ultrasonic sound.
Mare Tranquillitatis IC-98, 2020  Art work is part of Aalto University Art collection Images: Aalto University/Mikko Raskinen
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Acoustic solutions made from natural fibres can reduce buildings’ carbon footprints

Aalto University researchers discovered that wood-based pulp fibres are also well-suited for making acoustic materials.

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The Aalto Acoustics Lab Facilities

The Aalto Acoustics Lab has outstanding facilities for sound-related research, including three anchoic chambers, a listening room, sound-proof listening booths, a large amount of loudspeakers and headphones, and high-quality microphones and other measurement equipment.

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Multichannel chamber with 40 loudspeaker

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Dissertations in Acoustics and Audio Signal Processing

This page lists doctoral dissertations in acoustics and audio signal processing, which have been conducted at the Aalto Acoustics Lab since the year 2010.

Master's Theses in Acoustics and Audio Technology

Five professors are supervising Master's thesis works in acoustics and audio technology at Aalto University: Tom Bäckström, Tapio Lokki, Ville Pulkki, Lauri Savioja, and Vesa Välimäki.

Teaching at Aalto Acoustics Lab

Professors of the Aalto Acoustics Lab provide Master's level teaching in the major in Acoustics and Audio Technology, and doctoral courses in the research field of Acoustics and Audio Signal Processing. The application period for Master's studies in Acoustics and Audio Technology is from December 1, 2020 until January 4, 2021!

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Tapio Lokki luennoi konserttisalien akustiikasta

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