Peter Mapp PhD, MSc, FAES, FASA, FinstSCE
Dr Peter Mapp is principal of Peter Mapp Associates, an acoustic consultancy, specialising in the fields of room acoustics, electro-acoustics and sound system design. Peter holds degrees in applied physics and acoustics and has a special interest in speech intelligibility prediction and measurement. Whilst the majority of Peter’s work relates to electroacoustics consultancy he also manages to carry out considerable applied research relating to sound system performance and also into Assistive Listening Systems (ALS). He is currently a member of both the British and the International Standards committees concerning sound systems and speech intelligibility and is chair of IEC 60268-16, the international STI standard for measuring speech intelligibility. Peter has been responsible for the design and commissioning of over 700 sound systems, varying from concert halls and theatres to churches, cathedrals and other religious buildings to arenas, stadiums, legislative buildings and transportation terminals. He has a particular interest in assistive listening systems and was a founding member of the BSI committee that produced the first standard for Audio Frequency Induction Loop Systems. (Hearing loops).
Peter is also a contributing author to several of international reference books including the Handbook for Sound Engineers, the Audio Handbook, Uncertainty in Acoustics and Sound Reinforcement for Audio Engineers. In 2003, Peter Mapp became the first UK recipient of the Institute of Acoustics Peter Barnett memorial award in recognition of his contributions to the fields or electroacoustics, education and speech intelligibility In 2012 he was awarded the prestigious IEC 1906 medal for his work on international standards and in 2014 the AES Bronze medal. He has been a member of the UKAN Communications & Room Acoustics SIG since its inception.
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