How does video game sound trigger panic attacks? Can beams of ultrasound energy prevent kidney stones? What is science telling us about the voices of teachers, the sound of bats, and the noises of a high school gymnasium?
These questions and others from the field of acoustics -- the science of sound -- will be discussed at the upcoming 158th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA). From October 26-30 in San Antonio, Texas, the world's foremost experts in acoustics will report on research that draws from scientific disciplines as diverse as medicine, music, psychology, engineering, speech communication, and marine biology.
Journalists are invited to cover the upcoming meeting either onsite in San Antonio or online through the meeting's World Wide Press Room. Meeting registration information can be found at the end of this release.
http://asa.aip.org/web2/asa/abstracts/search.oct09/asa218.htmlTEACHERS USE HIGHER-PITCHED VOICES AT SCHOOL
http://asa.aip.org/web2/asa/abstracts/search.oct09/asa47.htmlNEW ULTRASOUND TECHNOLOGY DISLODGES KIDNEY STONE FRAGMENTS
http://asa.aip.org/web2/asa/abstracts/search.oct09/asa255.htmlDETECTING UNDERGROUND TUNNELING
http://asa.aip.org/web2/asa/abstracts/search.oct09/asa345.htmlMAKING A HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM LESS NOISY
http://asa.aip.org/web2/asa/abstracts/search.oct09/asa163.htmlADAPTING TO FOREIGN ACCENTS
http://asa.aip.org/web2/asa/abstracts/search.oct09/asa501.htmlHOW LOUD IS THAT iPOD?
http://asa.aip.org/web2/asa/abstracts/search.oct09/asa280.htmlTHE MOTORCYCLE SOUNDSCAPE
http://asa.aip.org/web2/asa/abstracts/search.oct09/asa615.htmlBATS AIM THEIR ECHOLOCATION
http://asa.aip.org/web2/asa/abstracts/search.oct09/asa453.htmlCOCHLEAR "DEAD REGIONS" IN HEARING IMPAIRED EARS
http://asa.aip.org/web2/asa/abstracts/search.oct09/asa213.htmlQUANTIFYING THE IMPACT OF FISHING ON ATLANTIC HERRING
http://asa.aip.org/web2/asa/abstracts/search.oct09/asa335.htmlWHALES AND THE COCKTAIL PARTY EFFECT
Main meeting website: http://asa.aip.org/sanantonio/sanantonio.html
Full meeting program: http://asa.aip.org/sanantonio/program.html
Searchable index: http://asa.aip.org/asasearch.html
WORLD WIDE PRESS ROOM
In October, ASA's World Wide Press Room (www.acoustics.org/press) will be updated with additional tips on dozens of newsworthy stories and with lay-language papers, which are ~500-word summaries of presentations written by scientists for a general audience and accompanied by photos, audio, and video.
We will grant free registration to credentialed full-time journalists and professional freelance journalists working on assignment for major news outlets. If you are a reporter and would like to attend, please contact Jason Bardi (email@example.com, 301-209-3091), who can also help to set with setting up interviews and obtaining images, sound clips, or background information.
ABOUT THE ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA
The Acoustical Society of America (ASA) is the premier international scientific society in acoustics devoted to the science of technology of sound. Its 7,500 members worldwide represent a broad spectrum of the study of acoustics. ASA publications include The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (the world's leading journal on acoustics), Acoustics Today magazine, books and standards on acoustics. The society also holds two major scientific meetings each year. For more information about ASA, visit our website at http://asa.aip.org.
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