5th Joint Meeting
Acoustical Society of America and Acoustical Society of Japan
28 Nov. – 2 Dec. 2016
PRESS REGISTRATION: We will grant free registration to credentialed journalists and professional freelance journalists. If you are a reporter and would like to attend, contact Emilie Lorditch (email@example.com, 301-209-3029) who can also help with setting up interviews and obtaining images, sound clips, or background information.
The press conference/wbcast is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov 30 10-11am HAST in room Lolani I (on the second floor of the Tapa Tower).
1.John Allen from the University of Hawaii will explain the chirp of the coconut beetle
2. Ashlee Lillis from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute will describe the sound made by snapping shrimp.
3. Emily Blamire from the University of Toronto will discuss vocal attractiveness in females
Lay Language Papers
The more we look, the more we find bubbles of methane, a greenhouse gas, leaking from the ocean floor (e.g., ). Some of the methane in these gas bubbles may travel to the ocean surface where it enters the atmosphere, and some is consumed by microbes, generating biomass and the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide in the process
3aMU8 – Comparing the Chinese erhu and the European violin using high-speed camera measurements Florian Pfeifle
Have you ever wondered what a violin solo piece like Paganini’s La Campanella would sound like if played on a Chinese erhu, or how an erhu solo performance of Horse Racing, a Mongolian folk song, would sound on a modern violin?
4aPPa24 – Effects of meaningful or meaningless noise on psychological impression for annoyance and selective attention to stimuli during intellectual task – Takahiro Tamesue
Open offices that make effective use of limited space and encourage dialogue, interaction, and collaboration among employees are becoming increasingly common. However, productive work-related conversation might actually decrease the performance of other employees within earshot
2pABa1 – Snap chat: listening in on the peculiar acoustic patterns of snapping shrimp, the noisiest animals on the reef – Ashlee Lillis
Put your head underwater in almost any tropical or sub-tropical coastal area and you will hear a continuous, static-like noise filling the water. The source of this ubiquitous sizzling sound found in shallow-water marine environments around the world was long considered a mystery of the sea.
There are a variety of fire extinguishers available on the market with differing extinguishing methods, including powder-dispersers, fluid-dispersers, gas-dispersers and water-dispersers. There has been little advancement in the technology of fire extinguishers in the past 50 years.
2pSC – How do narration experts provide expressive storytelling in Japanese fairy tales? -Takashi Saito
Recent advances in speech synthesis technologies bring us relatively high quality synthetic speech, as smartphones today often provide it with speech message output.
While many governments have placed special attention to waste management, air and water pollution, acoustic environment in cities has been directed toward the control of noise, in particular, transportation noise. Governments that care about the tranquility in cities rely primarily on setting the so-called acceptable noise level
During our daily lives, there are rarely significant pressure fluctuations in the air above common noises, but in special cases it happens.
NVH is a primary concern in car and home appliance industries because many consumers take into account the quality of noise when making buying decisions.
Human hearing ablities are exceptional at identifying the voices of friends and relatives . The potential for this identification lies in the acoustic structures of our words, which not only convey verbal information (the meaning of our words) but also non-verbal cues (such as sex and identity of the speakers).
What makes the scene unusual dramatically is that, engrossed in their investigation, the two detectives communicate with each other using only the word, “fuck” and its variants (e.g. motherfucker, fuckity fuck, etc.)
Horseshoe bats, for example, are found throughout Africa, Europe and Asia, and so-named for the shape of their noses, can change the shape of their outer ears to help extract additional information about the environment from incoming ultrasonic echoes.
Loudspeakers are synonymous with audio reproduction and are widely used to play sounds people want to hear. Loudspeakers have also been used for the opposite purpose, to attenuate noise that people may not want to hear.
1aNS4 – Musical mind control: Human speech takes on characteristics of background music – Ryan Podlubny
People often adjust their speech to resemble that of their conversation partners – a phenomenon known as speech convergence. Broadly defined, convergence describes automatic synchronization to some external source, much like running to the beat of music playing at the gym without intentionally choosing to do so.
In television variety shows or comedy programs various sound effects and music are combined with humorous scenes to induce more pronounced laughter from viewers or listeners
5aSC43 – Appropriateness of acoustic characteristics on perception of disaster warnings – Naomi Ogasawara
Appropriateness of acoustic characteristics on perception of disaster warnings Naomi Ogasawara firstname.lastname@example.org Kenta Ofuji email@example.com Akari Harada Popular version of paper, 5aSC43, "Appropriateness of acoustic characteristics on...
4pBA1 – Kidney stone pushing and trapping using focused ultrasound beams of different structure – Oleg Sapozhnikov
According to a 2012 report from the National Institute of Diabetes and Kidney and Digestive Diseases (Urological Diseases in America), the direct medical cost of USD in the United States is $10 billion annually, making it the most expensive urologic condition.
We can notice a car approaching by noise it makes on the road or can recognize a person by the sound of their footsteps.