Western Electro-Acoustic Laboratory

The Western Electro-Acoustic Laboratory (WEAL)

WEAL is highly recognized as an official acoustical standards laboratory.

Throughout the years, WEAL has aided the development of acoustical measuring equipment, providing contract research and development to both engineers and clients. WEAL has pioneered the development of design application for industrial noise control, transportation impact, jet aircraft noise, sound isolation in buildings, machinery noise and vibration control, and much more. With its unique history of providing innovative solutions to complex situations, especially in cases for which standards do not exist, the laboratory continues to provide our talented acousticians with a wide range of services and research opportunities that are applicable to many diverse industries. Ultimately, WEAL has emerged to offer predictable performance, mastery through measurement, and satisfaction through service.

WEAL is accredited by the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), under the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP). WEAL features sound power tests, loudspeaker frequency response, loudspeaker directivity, sound intensity tests, microphone response and directivity, product sound quality and psycho-acoustics.


ASTM C 423 Reverberant Room Sound Absorption Measurements
ISO 354 Measurement of Sound Absorption in Reverberation Room
Type A and E-400 Specimen Mountings; Other Mountings Accommodated upon Request
Accredited by National Voluntary Accreditation Program NVLAP Lab Code 100256-0