The laboratory of phonetics is a service of the "Facultat de Filologia" of the University of Barcelona. It was founded in 1978, thus being the older university laboratory of phonetics in Spain. In the Laboratory both educational and research activities are carried out. On the educational side, it is where practical lessons of phonetic-related subjects, such as Spanish, English, Linguistics,etc., take place. In the same laboratory subjects such as Experimental Phonetics and other PhD lessons are taught. On the other hand we develop here our own research projects, and collaborate with projects that are lead by other researchers offering help to all those who need to accomplish experiments or studies with sounds which are used in comunication, for example: The Museum of Zoology of Barcelona, The Masters course of speech therapy of the U.B. and Universitat Ramon Llull, etc.