The International Year of Sound is a global initiative launched by the International Commission for Acoustics to highlight the importance of sound and related sciences and technologies in society. The International Year of Sound will consist of coordinated activities on regional, national and international levels. These activities will aim to stimulate the understanding throughout the world of the important role that sound plays in all aspects of our society. As well, these activities will also encourage an understanding of the need for the control of noise in nature, in the built environment, and in the workplace.

To find out more, visit the International Year of Sound website: http://sound2020.org/