Industry Articles

Articles are written by learned members of the ISCE and can be viewed or downloaded, as required. They provide valuable insights into some of the considerations and obstacles encountered, working in the sound and communications industries.

You can read our most recent articles below.

Recent Articles

Assistive Listening


In the last 40 years hearing aid and hearing loop technology has developed considerably. Digital signal processors mean loop systems now offer much better sound quality while digital hearing aids give users an improved listening experience.

Apprenticeship Levy


I am a massive beneficiary of the modern apprenticeship scheme and as such, I would encourage every business to consider apprentices as a route to filling the skills gap that technology related industries are facing.

Loudspeaker Coverage

Most audio system designers would agree, that obtaining even sound coverage is a good design goal to aim for – or at least be a good place to start. Dr Peter Mapp explores loudspeaker coverage here.

The Government Tender

The Government Tender, written by Roland Hemming, provides an interesting insight into what is sometimes a challenging process audio companies often encounter to win projects.

Minority Interests

Minority Interests, an article written by Dr Peter Mapp HonFInstSCE, highlights the impact of sound, how it affects each person hearing it differently and the considerations required designing sound systems.

Portable Appliance Testing

Time to lay down the law for portable appliance testing, written by Joules Newell MInstSCE, outlines PAT testing, Electrical Safety Risk Assessment and other recommendations…

Power Systems for Audio Installations

Often considered a black art, defining and specifying ‘Power Systems for Critical Audio Installations’ by Joules Newell aims to uncover the concepts and reasons behind a good electrical supply for audio…

The Sound Directory

This basic guide, a non-technical guide, was originally prepared by Anthony Walker FInstSCE, after selling the Millbank Electronics Group in 1990. Thank you Anthony for releasing the copyright to the ISCE.