Lay Language Papers
154th ASA Meeting

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The following are lay language versions of meeting papers being presented at the 154th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, to be held November 27 - December 1, 2007 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Please keep in mind that some of the research described in the laypapers may not have yet been peer reviewed.


Digitally Enhanced Practice (1pAA2) by Ron Freiheit

Infrasound measurements during Hurricane Katrina (1pPA3) by Ronald A. Wagstaf, Carrick Talmage and Heath Rice


Multitasking Microbubbles (2aBB3 & 4pBB3) by Vesna Zderic and Shahram Vaezy

What is attention, and what is it doing in speech perception? (2aSCa1) by Alexander L. Francis

Influence of roughness on coherence of signals reflected by the seafloor (2aUWa4) by Laurent Guillon and Charles W. Holland

Lizard ears and ancestral hearing (2pAB1) by Catherine Carr, Yezhong Tang, and Jakob Christensen-Dalsgaard

Sound Localization by Echolocating Dolphins (2pAB3) by Brian K. Branstetter and Eduardo Mercado III

Sound localization by echolocating bats: Are auditory signals enough? (2pAB4) by Murat Aytekin, Jonathan Z. Simon and Cynthia F. Moss

Just a smidgen to the right: Improving sound-localization ability with practice (2pAB6) by Beverly A. Wright

Whales Learn Songs to Explore Their Surroundings (2pAB10) by Eduardo Mercado III

Instrumentation for infrasonic wind noise studies (2pEA3) by Richard Raspet, Jeremy Webster and Jiao Yu

Inequities in Physics Access for Students in Urban Secondary Schools (2pED3) by Angela M. Kelly


Acoustic environments of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Big Bend region of Florida (3aAB3) by Athena M. Rycyk and Douglas Pl. Nowacek

SSSSH! We're Tracking Whales! (3aAB7) by Val Schmidt, Tom Weber, Dave Wiley, Mark Johnson, Erik Dawe, Colin Ware and Roland Arsenault

NEW How squishy are jellyfish ? (3aAB11) by Joy N. Smith

Acoustic chemotherapy delivery for brain cancer (3aBB5) by George Lewis, Jr., William Olbricht and George Lewis, Sr.

Modulated Ultrasound and Multifrequency Radiation Force (3pBB1) by Matthew W. Urban, Mostafa Fatemi, and James F. Greenleaf

A New Look at Thyroid (3pBB3) by Azra Alizad, F. G. Mitri, R. R. Kinnick, J. F. Greenleaf, and M. Fatemi

Toward a less chaotic sound environment for nurses: A study investigating the relationship between layout design, aural connectivity and user activities (3aNS7) by Selen Okcu and Craig Zimring


Inverse Sound Rendering: capturing the acoustic properties of realistic interiors into a virtual model (4aAA1) by Gabriel Pablo Nava, Yoichi Sato, Sinichi Sakamoto and Yosuke Yasuda

Acoustical Renovation of Music Rooms in Schools to Improve Teaching and Listening Conditions (4aAA2) by Hyun Paek and Gary W. Siebein

Perception and Performance of Hearing-Impaired versus Normal-Hearing Persons under Noise (4aAA3) by Lauren M. Ronsse and Lily M. Wang

An Exploration of Virtual 3D Sound (4aAA7) by Scott McDermott and Cheehung Henry Chu

Sound Focused Personal Audio System (4aEA4) by Chan-Hui Lee, Jin Young Park, Ji-Ho Chang and Yang-Hann Kim

Making Spatial Music Accessible: Investigating elementary spatial movements (4aMU2) by Georgios Marentakis, Nils Peters and Stephen McAdams

A Modern Take on the Ancient Mridangam (4aMU12) by Rohan Krishnamurthy, Ian K. Hempe and James P. Cottingham

Response of Gopher Tortoises to Military Training Operations: Preliminary Data (4aNS5) by David Delaney, Tom Radzio, Joseph Hackler, Andrew Walde, and Matt Hinderliter

How Human Sound Affects Marine Animals (4aNS8) by Kathleen J. Vigness Raposa, Adam S. Frankel, Geoff Sisson, William T. Ellison and Christopher Damon

Time Reversed Sound detects land mines (4aPA6) by Laurent Fillinger, Brad Libbey, Alexander Sutin and Armen Sarvazyan

Somatosensory Adaptation in Deaf Adults (4aSC7) by Sazzad Nasir and David J. Ostry

Directivity pattern of footstep sound at ultrasonic frequencies (4aPA9) by Alexander Ekimov and James M. Sabatier

Internet Acoustics and "Plucking the Internet" (4pMU5) by Chris Chafe

A Floating Opera House for Toronto (4pSA2) by Steven L. Wolfe

Stretching the facial skin modifies the perception of speech sounds (4pSC3) by Takayuki Ito, Mark Tiede and David J. Ostry

Seismic Refraction Tomography of a Small Earth Dam (4pUW6) by Roger Gauss and John Preston

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