Lay Language Papers

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Melville, New York, May 9, 2005

The following are lay language versions of meeting papers being presented at the joint meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) and the Canadian Acoustical Association (CAA), to be held May 16-20, 2005 at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver Hotel. A recent browser, such as IE 6.0 or later or Netscape 7.0 or later, is recommended to view the papers. Since ASA meeting papers are not vetted by scientific referees, please keep in mind that some of the research described in the laypapers may not have yet been peer reviewed.

Using Sound Images to Count Salmon in the Fraser River by John Holmes, George Cronkite, and Hermann Enzenhofer

Environmental Noise and Children's Academic Attainments by Bridget Shield

The Healing of Bone-A New Field for Shock Waves? by Joerg Hausdorf, Volkmar Jansson, Markus Maier, and Michael Delius

Improving Shock Wave Lithotripsy Results by Kenneth Pace and R. John Honey

Size Information in Natural Communication Sounds by Ralph van Dinther and Roy Patterson

The "Forbidden Experiment" in Language Development by Mario Svirsky and Rachel Holt


Tiny Acoustic Transmitters Help Map Salmon Tracks in the Ocean by David W. Welch

Complete Geometric Computer Simulation of a Classical Guitar by Rolf Bader

Music and Science Meet at the Micro Level: Time-Frequency Methods and Granular Synthesis by Barry Truax

Acoustics of the Intonarumori by Stefania Serafin

Sound Propagation in a Street by Judicaël Picaut

Infrasound Associated with the 2004 Sumatra Megathrust Earthquake and Tsunami by Milton Garces, Pierre Caron, and Claus Hetzer

Changing Places, Changing Voices: A Study of Accent Change in Young Adults by Bronwen Evans and Paul Iverson

Pacific Northwest Vowels: A Seattle Neighborhood Dialect Study by Jennifer Ingle, Richard Wright, and Alicia Beckford Wassink

Visualizing the Canadian English Vowels by Robert Hagiwara

The Glissando Illusion by Diana Deutsch, Kamil Hamaoui, and Trevor Henthorn

Organizing and Recognizing Musical Tension/Release Patterns May Be Culture Dependent by Pantelis N. Vassilakis

Identifying Musical Instruments Through Their Microrhythms by Rolf Bader

*NEW*Noise and Carbon Monoxide Exposure Increases Hearing Loss in Workers by Adriana Lacerda, Tony Leroux, and Jean-Pierre Gagné

Sharpening Ultrasonic Vision for the Blind by Iftekhar Alam and Ashok Ghatol

Stereo Tag Reveals Deep Echolocation in Sonar-Sensitive Beaked Whales by Mark Johnson, Peter Madsen, Peter Tyack, and Natacha Aguilar de Soto

Helping Doctors Interpret the Sound of Blood by Thomas Royston, T. Spohnholtz, Y. Yaziciolgu, B. A. Martin, F. Loth, and H. Bassiouny

A Robot That Mimics Human Speech by Kotaro Fukui, Kazufumi Nishikawa, Toshiharu Kuwae, Masaaki Honda, Atsuo Takanishi, Hideaki Takanobu, and Takemi Mochida

Not So Fast, Please: Temporal Features in TV Speech by Natalia Uglova and Tatiana Shevchenko

Music Halls from the 18th to 20th Centuries:
Changes in Acoustical and Architectural Criteria
by Youngmin Kwon and Gary Siebein

Harp Design and Construction by Chris Waltham

Motion of Harp Strings by Gary Chan and Chris Waltham

Airport Noise Complaints: Talking the Same Language by Nancy Timmerman

Hearing Silent Shapes by Lawrence Rosenblum and Ryan Robart

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