Technical Activities:
Acoustical Society of America
  Member
North Carolina Chapter ASA

  Chair 2016-17
Institute of Noise Control Engineering
  Member

Audio Engineering Society
  Member
ASTM International
  Member
  

Education:
North Carolina State University
BSME  and MSME
Graduate Specialization
in Acoustics and Noise Control

 

W. Chris Eaton, MSME
Senior Consultant        (Printable Version)

Experience:
Since March 2015, has been with Stewart Acoustical Consultants focusing on environmental noise concerns, sound isolation, HVAC noise control, and architectural acoustics

Over 25 years of experience in acoustics, vibrations, noise control with emphasis on automotive noise and vibration, product sound quality, and telecommunications

Has spent his career study the perception of sound and how its sources (mechanical, electroacoustic, voice…) and paths can be modeled, modified, or controlled to give a desired subjective response

10 years were devoted to automotive noise and vibration as an acoustical engineer at General Motors, and following that a product sound quality application engineer, measurement system expert, and consultant at HEAD acoustics, Inc.

Became adept at instrumentation, sound and vibration measurement and analysis including psychoacoustics and critical listening, as well as problem solving methodologies

Focused on cellphone voice quality and electroacoustics for 15 years, primarily as an audio system designer at SonyEricsson followed by shorter periods at HTC, as an independent consultant and in technical sales.

Has contributed designs and innovations in numerous award winning cellular devices known for their excellent audio.  His expertise includes emerging technologies, modeling of speaker systems, audio system architecture, prototyping, and system tuning.

Has considerable experience in accessory design including headphones and media players as well as experience in VOIP audio including design efforts for nurse call systems for hospitals

Named Inventor on 25 issued patents related to telecommunications, acoustics and audio

Musician – Woodwinds, guitar, bass