Lay Language Papers
158th ASA Meeting

The following are lay language versions of meeting papers being presented at the 158th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, to be held October 26-30, 2009 in San Antonio, Texas. Please keep in mind that some of the research described in the laypapers may not have yet been peer reviewed.


"The Transgendered Voice: Beyond the Pitch Change" (1aSC6) by James Dembowski

"Merger in Minnesota" (1aSC4) by Christina Esposito et al

"NCVS Database Uncovers Key Gender-Related & Occupational Characteristics in Teachers' Voice Use" (1aSC4) by Eric Hunter

"Clicking Whales - Who is Talking?" (1aSP3) by George E. Ioup et al

"Ultrasound and Ultrasound Contrast Agent Induce Small Diameter Blood Vessel Growth: a Survival Study: (1pBB8) by Chenara Johnson

"Why is this Sutterer's Speech More Understandable after 'Smooth Speech' Therapy? A Single Case Study" (1pSC4) by Caroline Menezes et al

"Noise and Energy Consumption in Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems" (1pNS7) by Philip Sanders et al

"Development of Auditory Phase-Locked Activity for Music Sounds" (1pNS6) by Antoine Shahin

"Do Whales Interrupt Each Other?" (1aSP4) by Natalia Sidorovskaia et al

"Using Wireless Networks for Real-World Noise Measurement Applications" (1pSPb2) by Kurt Veggeberg


"Using Acoustics Daylight to Monitor Oceans, Quietly" (2aAOa4) by Oleg A. Godin et al

"iPod Preferred Listening Levels for College Students" (2pNS9) by Edward L. Goshorn et al

"How Can Video Games Cause Panic Attacks? 1. Effects of an Auditory Stressor on the Human Brainstem" (2aPP7) by Judith L. Lauter et al


"Cross-correlation of Ship Noise for Water Traffic Monitoring" (3aUW) by Laurent Fillinger et al

"Remote Sensing with Ambient Noise" (3pID2) by Peter Gerstoft et al

"Can Supercomputers Help Surgeons Plan Phono-Surgeries and Improve Outcomes?" (3aSC1) by Rajat Mittal et al

"Using Acoustics to Examine the Possible Impacts of Trawling on Marine Forage Fish" (3aAO3) by Jason D. Stockwell et al

"Hot Topics in Noise" (3pID3) by Nancy S. Timmerman

"Classification of Ship Radiated Noise from Recordings Made in the Hudson River" (3aUW9) by Michael L. Zucker


"Perceptual Adaptation to Foreign-Accented English" (4aSC2) by Ann R. Bradlow et al

"Generation Near Rhode Island: Acoustic and Electromagnetic Effects on Marine Animals" (4aAB12) by James H. Miller et al

"Structural Transitions in Self-Healing Materials Utilizing Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy" (4pPA4) by Kenneth A. Pestka II et al

"If Music Lessons Make You Smarter, Why Aren't Professional Musicians Geniuses?" (4aMU3) by E. Glenn Schellenberg

"Harvesting Energy Using Smart Materials" (4aEA6) by Julie Slaughter et al

"Effects of Musical Training on Brain Development" (4aMU2) by Laurel Trainor


"Effects of Short-term Exposure to Spanish on the Babbling of English-learning Infants" (5aSC2) by Nancy Ward et al

"'Green' Peace and Quiet" (5aNS9) by Julie Wiebusch

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