176th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America
5–9 November 2018
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SCHEDULE OF PRESS CONFERENCES
Note: all press conference times are in Pacific Standard Time (PST), Victoria, British Columbia
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
930am – Scott Viers, “Orcasound app: An open-source solution for streaming live ocean sound to citizen scientists and cloud-based algorithms.”
10am – Laura Kloepper, “Flexibility means adaptability: Bats adapt to jamming scenarios better than dolphins.”
1015 – Eduardo Mercado, “Don’t bring a knife to a gunfight: Humpback whale biosonar reigns supreme.”
1030 – Rolf Mueller, “The acoustic world of bat biosonar.”
1230 – Tim Greer, “How beatboxers produce percussion sounds: A real-time magnetic resonance imaging investigation.”
1245 -Francis Juanes, “Sounds from the Amazon: Piranha and prey”
1pm – Mylan Cook, “Clustering analysis of crowd noise from collegiate basketball games.”
115 – Matt Pine, “Assessing vessel slowdown as an option for reducing acoustic masking for Arctic cod in the western Canadian Arctic.”
1aNS6 – Weather or not: Meteorology affects presence of shock waves in fighter aircraft noise
The sound of a fighter jet aircraft as it takes off or flies by at high power is unique, in part, because of “crackle.”
2aSC3 – Studying Vocal Fold Non-Stationary Behavior during Connected Speech Using High-Speed Videoendoscopy
Maryam Naghibolhosseini – firstname.lastname@example.orgDimitar D. Deliyski – email@example.comDepartment of Communicative Sciences and Disorders, Michigan State University1026 Red Cedar Rd.East Lansing, MI 48824 Stephanie R.C. Zacharias - Zacharias.Stephanie@mayo.eduDepartment of...
2aBAb2 – Feasibility of using ultrasound with microbubbles to purify cell lines for immunotherapy application
Cells are isolated and sorted for a variety of diagnostic (e.g., blood tests) and therapeutic (e.g., stem cells, immunotherapy) applications, as well as for general research.
Controlled source level measurements of whale watch boats and other small vessels
researchers deployed two autonomous marine acoustic recorders (AMAR) in Haro Strait (BC), from July to October 2017, to measure sound levels produced by large merchant vessels transiting the strait.
5aSC3 – Children’s perception of their own speech; A perceptual study of Polish /s, ʂ, ɕ/
One set of difficult sounds is called the sibilants, an example of which is /s/. Polish has a complex three-way sibilant contrast
1aBA5 – AI and the future of pneumonia diagnosis
Researchers trained the algorithm by showing it ultrasound images collected from over 70 pediatric and adult patients.
2aAB8 – How dolphins deal with background noise
In this study, bottlenose dolphins were trained to “whistle” upon hearing a computer-generated tone
4pNSa4 – Inciting our children to turn their music down: the “Age of Your Ear” concept
In the quest for a meaningful message to pass to these young end users, this article introduces a new metric, the “Age of Your Ears” (AYE), that is an indication of the predicted extra aging caused by the excessive noise dose each user is exposed to.
5aUW1 – Ship-of-opportunity noise inversions for geoacoustic profiles of a layered mud-sand seabed
While several techniques are available for seabed characterization via acoustic remote sensing, this is a first demonstration using noise from a large ship-of-opportunity (i.e., a passing ship with no connection to an experiment).
1a2b3c – How bowhead whales cope with changes in natural and anthropogenic ocean noise in the arctic
Previous work by researchers has found that bowhead whales double their calling rate whenever distant seismic signals are present
5aUW7 – Using Noise to Probe Seafloor
Rather than “shouting” above this ambient noise with powerful dedicated sound sources, we are now learning how to measure ocean currents and seafloor properties using the noise itself.
1pEAa5 – A study on the optimal speaker position for improving sound quality of ﬂat panel display
This “OLED Panel Speaker” was developed by attaching exciters on the back of OLED panels, which do not have backlights.
2pPP7 – Your ears never sleep: auditory processing of nonwords during sleep in children
Because our ears are always “on”, our auditory system receives a lot of input to process. But, what can we “hear” when we are asleep?
1pAB4 – Combining underwater photography and passive acoustics to monitor fish
Towards the goal of both listening to the fish and identifying which species are vocalizing, researchers developed a Fish Optical and Acoustic Sensor Identification System (FishOASIS)
2pAB1 – The Acoustic World of Bat Biosonar
Ultrasound plays a pivotal role in the life of bats, since the animals rely on echoes triggered by their ultrasonic biosonar pulses as their primary source of information on their environments.
4aMU1 – Are phantom partials produced in piano strings?
Experiments have shown that the wooden parts of the piano can produce sounds that are not created in the string. That is, the wood can be a source of sound as well as the string, and it is not always simply a filter.
3pID2 – Yanny or Laurel? Acoustic and non-acoustic cues that influence speech perception
From the yanny or laurel phenomenon, it should be clear that what we perceive is dependent not only upon the physics of the world around us, but also upon our individual anatomy and individual life experiences.
2pAB8 – Blind as a bat? Evidence suggests bats use vision to supplement echolocation in presence of ambient light
Previous studies have demonstrated that vision in bats influences flight behavior, which suggests bats may combine vision and echolocation to sense their environment
2aBAa3 – Towards a better understanding of myopia with high-frequency ultrasound
Myopia, or near-sightedness, affects up to 2.3 billion people and has a high prevalence. Although minimal levels of myopia are considered a minor inconvenience, high myopia is associated with sight-threatening pathology in 70% of patients
5aSC1 – Understanding how we speak using computational models of the vocal tract
The biomechanical modeling platform Artisynth allows scientists to study realistic 3D models of the vocal tract
2pNS3 – Love thy (Gym) Neighbour – A Case Study on Noise Mitigation for Specialty Fitness Centres
Many specialty fitness centres have been proactive in ensuring they meet the appropriate noise standards by seeking support from acousticians.
2aAA8 – Nature as Muse: The characteristics of caves can help us add an individual touch to our music
Researchers sought to explore nature as architect and to demonstrate how incorporating the characteristics of these distinct structures can make a meaningful contribution to the audio engineer’s creative palate
5pSP6 – Assessing the Accuracy of Head Related Transfer Functions in a Virtual Reality Environment
While visual graphics in Virtual Reality (VR) systems are very well developed, the manner in which acoustic environments and sounds may be recreated in a VR system is not.
1pAB – Could lobsters use sounds to communicate between each other?
when stressed, the European lobster produces a species-specific sound that we call a “buzz”
5pAOb1 – Acoustic mapping of ocean currents using moving vehicles
moving vehicles and the moored station construct a triangular formation which can be used to map the ocean currents.
4aAB8- Boat and noise effects on the behavior of killer whales revealed by suction cup tags
For the past several years, researchers have been working to better understand the effect that vessel traffic and underwater noise is having on individual killer whales.
1pSCb15 – Why your boot might not sound like my boot: Gender, ethnicity, and back-vowel fronting in Mississippi
Back-vowel fronting is a particular type of pronunciation change that affects American English vowels like the /u/ in boot and the /o/ in boat.
5pAB3 – Seasonal patterns in marine mammal vocalizations in the western Canadian Arctic
Researchers examine underwater acoustic data that collected in the western Canadian Arctic, and when four species of marine mammals were vocalizing.
5aSP2 – Two-dimensional high-resolution acoustic localization of distributed coherent sources for structural health monitoring
This work shows that yes, it is possible to localize defects using only acoustic measurements, and such a technique is validated with two proof-of-concept experiments.
2aSC11 – Adult imitating child speech: A case study using 3D ultrasound
What do adult voice actors do with their vocal tracts in order to sound like a child?
1aPAb1 – On the origin of thunder: reconstruction of lightning flashes, statistical analysis and modeling
Dating the lighting ground impact and therefore the emission time, the detailed position of each noise source within the lightning flash can be reconstructed.
2pSC34 – Distinguishing Dick from Jane: Children’s voices are more difficult to identify than adults’ voices
children’s voices differ substantially from adults, arising from differences in the size of their vocal tracts, to how well they can control their articulators (e.g., tongue) to form speech sounds, to differences in their linguistic knowledge
1pAB1 – Listening to rivers and lakes to help conservation in freshwater environments
Overcoming challenges will allow the application of ecoacoustic monitoring to a broad range of conservation and ecological research questions
4aNS11 – Lombard Effect In Restaurant Setting: How Much Would You Spend To Eat At This Restaurant?
The Lombard effect is when speakers unconsciously increase the loudness level of their speech in the presence of background noise in order to be understood.
1aAB7 – Drum fish spawning doesn’t miss a beat in the eye of a hurricane
Christopher R. Biggs – firstname.lastname@example.orgBrad Erisman – email@example.com The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute750 Channel View Drive,Port Aransas, TX 78373 Popular version of paper 1aAB7Presented Monday morning, November 5, 2018176th ASA...
5pAOa7 – Estimating muddy seabed properties using ambient noise coherence
In order to predict and model the distances over which any acoustic ocean monitoring, detection, or communication systems may operate, accurate knowledge of the acoustic properties of the seabed must be known.
2pBAa1 – New way to treat kidney stone sufferers
Researchers are trying to change the way kidney stones are managed.
Lay Language Papers organized by meeting
182nd Meeting: Denver, CO
181st Meeting: Seattle, WA
180th Meeting: Virtual – Acoustics in Focus
179th Meeting: Virtual – Acoustics Virtually Everywhere
178th Meeting: San Diego, CA
177th Meeting: Louisville, KY
176th Meeting: Victoria British, Columbia
175th Meeting: Minneapolis, MN
174th Meeting: New Orleans, LA
173rd Meeting (8th Forum Acusticum): Boston, MA
172nd Meeting (5th Joint Meeting of ASA and ASJ): Honolulu, HI
171st Meeting: Salt lake City, UT
170th Meeting: Jacksonville, FL
169th Meeting: Pittsburgh, PA
168th Meeting: Indianapolis, IN
167th Meeting: Providence, Rhode Island
166th Meeting: San Francisco, California
165th Meeting: Montreal, Canada
164rd Meeting: Kansas City, Missouri
163rd Meeting: Hong Kong, China
162nd Meeting: San Diego, California
161st Meeting: Seattle, Washington
160th Meeting: Cancun, Mexico
159th Meeting: Baltimore, Maryland
158th Meeting: San Antonio, Texas
157th Meeting: Portland, Oregon
156th Meeting: Miami, Florida
155th Meeting: Paris, France
154th Meeting: New Orleans, Louisiana
153rd Meeting: Salt Lake City, Utah
152nd Meeting: Honolulu, Hawaii
151st Meeting: Providence, Rhode Island
150th Meeting: Minneapolis, Minnesota
149th Meeting: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
148th Meeting: San Diego, California
147th Meeting: New York, New York
146th Meeting: Austin, Texas
145th Meeting: Nashville, Tennessee
144th Meeting: Cancun, Mexico
143rd Meeting: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
142nd Meeting: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
141st Meeting: Chicago, Illinois
140th Meeting: Newport Beach, California
139th Meeting: Atlanta, Georgia
138th Meeting: Columbus, Ohio
137th Meeting: Berlin, Germany
136th Meeting: Norfolk, Virginia
135th Meeting: Seattle, Washington (ICA/ASA ’98)
134th Meeting: San Diego, California
133rd Meeting: State College, Pennsylvania
132nd Meeting: Honolulu, Hawaii
131st Meeting: Indianapolis, Indiana
130th Meeting: St. Louis Missouri