Acoustical Society of America
131st Meeting Special Events

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Woodbury, New York, April 12, 1996

The following are some highlighted special events planned for the 131st Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, May 13-17, 1996 at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis Hotel in Indianapolis, IN.

Tutorial Lecture on "Pitch, Periodicity, and the Brain"

Lecturer: William M. Hartman, Michigan State University
Monday, May 13, 1996, at 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Mt. Rushmore
Registration Fee: $15 in advance, $25 at the door

Distinguished Lecture on "Nonlinear Effects in Musical Acoustics"

Lecturer: Neville H. Fletcher, Australian National University,
Tuesday, May 14, 1996, at 2:00 p.m. (Session 2pMUa1)

Short Course on "Community Noise"

Instrcutors: Eric Stusnick, and Kenneth Plotkin, Wyle Laboratories
Sunday, May 12 (12:00 Noon to 5:00 p.m.) and
Monday, May 13, (8:30 am to 12:30 p.m.), 1996, p.m. in Bryce Canyon.
Registration Fee: $250

This short course is intended for engineers, scientists and planners who are interested in understanding the nature of community noise, the reaction of communities to it, and methods for assessment and mitigation. The course begins with a description of the noises besetting modern communities, from transportation and industrial noise through natural sounds. The effect of this noise on people is described, showing the psycho- and socioacoustic basis of community intrusion and their practical implementation into simply applied criteria. Quanitifcation of noise by modeling and measurement is outlined. The environmental impact assessment process, as it applies to noise intrusion, is described. Finally, methods of controlling community noise are described.

Special Workshop on Voice Perception

Sponsored by the Technical Committee on Speech Communication
Monday, May 13, 1996, in Sessions 1aSC and 1pSC

The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers working on various aspects of voice perception.

Special Workshop on Therapeutic Applications of Medical Ultrasound

Sponsored by the Technical Committees on Physical Acoustics and
Bioresponse to Vibration and to Ultrasound
Tuesday and Wednesday, May 14 and 15, 1996, in Sessions 2aPAa,
2pPAa, 3aPAa, 3pAA

Special Session Musical Performance

Cosponsored by the Technical Committees on Architectural and
Musical Acoustics
Wednesday, May 15, 1996, in Session 3pAA

For this session Professor Juergen Meyer of Braunschweig, Germany will have the assistance of the New World Symphony, one of Indianapolis' Youth Orchestras to demonstrate some effects in relation to the directivity of musical instruments and orchestral timbre.

Ohio State University Wind Ensemble Concert

Sponsored by the Technical Committee on Musical Acoustics
Tuesday, May 14, 1996, 5:15 to 6:30 in Regency A & B

An Afternoon with Leo Beranek

Sponsored by the Technical Committee on Architectural Acouctics
and the National Council of Acoustical Consultants
Tuesday Afternoon, May 14, 1996, (Session 2pAAb)

A reception on the occasion of the publication of Leo Beranek's new book, "Concert and Opera Halls: How They Sound." Leo Beranek will be on hand to sign copies of his book which will be on sale at the meeting.

Special Seminar: "Noise Control: A Seminar for Plant Engineers and Product Designers"

Session I: Noise Control of Products, Friday, May 17, 1996, 8:30 a.m.
to 12:00 noon in Mt Rushmore
Session II: Noise at the Workplace, Friday, May 17, 1996, 1:15 p.m.
to 4:30 p.m. in Mt Rushmore
Registration Fee: $50.00

This seminar will be offered to individuals in industry who have little or no experience in acoustics. The program will address, among other topics, the ability of manufacturers to meet the United States and foreign requirements on noise emissions from products and equipment and the ability of manufacturers to meet OSHA requirements on noise exposure at the workplace.

ASTM Meeting in Conjunction With ASA

All ASA members are invited to attend the meetings of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Committee E33 on Environmental Acoustics which will be held 12--13 May, in conjunction with the ASA meeting. On 12 May meetings will be held in Mt. Rushmore A & B and the Executive Boardroom and 13 May in National Parks. ASTM Committee E33 meetings deal with architectural- and building-acoustical standards. There is no charge to attend the ASTM meeting. For more information contact Steve Mawn, ASTM, 100 Barr Harbor Drive, W. Conshohocken, PA 19428- 2959; Tel.: 610-832-9726.


Various exhibits of equipment and descriptive literature on acoustics, shock and vibration instruments, associated signal processing equipment, and noise control products will be open on Tuesday, 14 May, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Wednesday, 15 May, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Mt. Rainier/Mt.McKinley. See pp. 2620 for a list of exhibitors. On both days complimentary coffee will be served in the morning and soft drinks in the afternoon. Return to 131st Meeting Archive Return to ASA Press Room