Lay Language Papers
159th ASA Meeting

The following are lay language versions of meeting papers being presented at the 159th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, to be held April 19-23, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland. Please keep in mind that some of the research described in the laypapers may not have yet been peer reviewed.


"The Pulse of a City: Noise Measurement in Baltimore" (1pNSc1) by Donald G. Albert and Stephen N. Decato

"Evaluation of Crowd Noise in Beaver Stadium During a 2009 Penn State Football Game (1pNCa5) by Andrew Barnard et al.

Depth-profiling Ambient Noise in the Deepest Oceans (1pUW4) by Michael J. Buckingham et al.

Human-made Noises Make Mediterranean Fin Whales Modify Their Behavior (1aAB8) by Manuel Castellote et al.

Monitoring Oceans with Acoustic Daylight (1pUW3) by Oleg A. Godin et al.

Development of Therapeutics to Protect the Inner Ear: Support from Animal Models (1aPP9) by Colleen LePrell et al.

Pocket-Sized Therapeutic and Diagnostic Ultrasound Devices: From the Lab Bench to Clinical Trials (1pBB14) by George K. Lewis Jr.

The Biology of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss - Cochlear Nerve Loss After "Reversible" Acoustic Injury (1aPP2) by M. Charles Liberman

Active Noise Control of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scanner Using Inverse Modeling Technique (1aNCc2) by Mingfeng Li et al.

Low Frequency Sound and Infrasound from Wind Turbines (1pNSd2) by Robert O'Neal et al.

Are They Absent or Just Undetected: Using Sound to "See" Secretive, Rare Marine Species? (1pAO4) by Tracey Rogers et al.

A New Acoustic Lens Design for Electromagnetic Shock Wave Lithotripters (1pBB11) by Nathan Smith et al.


Portable Loudspeaker Coverage Simulator for Outdoor Performance Spaces (2aNCe5) by Juan Arvelo et al.

Model for Predicting Loudness and their Application to the Fitting of Hearing Aids (2pPP3) by Brian C.J. Moore

Harbor Seals (Phoca vitulina) Respond with Aversion to 69 kHz Pings: Implications for Weighting Procedures for Marine Mammal Noise Metrics (2aNSb8) by Ann E. Bowles et al.

Now That's a Quality Instrument: How Violinists Evaluate Violins (2aMU5) by Claudia Fritz

Noise from Energy Efficient Hand Dryers: Is This Progress? (2pNCc5) by Jeffrey Fullerton and Gladys Unger

Ambient Noise Levels and Reverberation Times in Mississippi Elementary School Rooms (2pAAa11) by Edward Goshorn et al.

Why is Speech So Difficult to Understand for Persons with Hearing Loss? (2pPP6) by Ken W. Grant et al.

Exposure to Recreational/Occupational Shooting Range Noise vs. Industrial Impulsive Noise (2aNCb10) by Marlund E. Hale

Two Healthcare Building Get the Power, the Noise, and the Vibration from a Gas Turbine Generator System (2aNSc10) by Chad Himmel

Hospital Noise and Its Effects on Staff (2aNSc8) by Timothy Y. Hsu et al.

Transient Sex Difference During Adolescence on Two Auditory Skills (4pPP14) by Julia Jones Huyck and Beverly A. Wright

Effect of Combined Noise Sources on Cognitive Performance and Perceived Disturbance (2aNSb3) by Jin Yong Jeon and Pyoung Jik Lee

Could Explosions Generate Electrical Impulses in the Brain? (2aBB4) by Steven Johnson et al.

Experimental and Numerical Evaluation of the Effect of Shock Waves on the Brain (2aBB9) by Albert King et al.

Are Passive Acoustics an Appropriate Method to Accurately Represent a Soniferous Atlantic Croaker (Micropogonias undulatus) Population? (2pAB8) by Cecilia S. Krahforst et al.

Enabling Hearing Impaired Listeners to Better Communicate in Noisy Situations (2aSC1) by Philipos C. Loizou

A Cochlear Analogue Bio-mimetic Muffler (2aNSa8) by Sripriya Ramamoothy et al.

The Sound Sleep Study: Building Evidence to Make Hospitals Quieter (2aNSc1) by Jo M. Solet

Producing Synthetic Speech from Facial Movements (2aSC5) by Arthur R. Toth et al.

Comparing Head Rotation Angle, Visual Localization, and Recall-proficiency of School-aged Children (8-12) While Listening to a Story by Multiple Discreet Talkers in a Virtual Classroom (2pAAa9) by Daniel L. Valente et al.

Proactive Regulation Engenders Creative Innovation - Quieting the Jack Hammer (2pNCa9) by Eric Zwerling and Charles Shamoon


Data-based Speech Synthesis: Progress and Challenges (3pID1) by H. Timothy Bunnell

Acoustic Comparison of Pneumatic and Electric Jackleg Drills Used in the Mining Industry (3aNCc2) by Hugo E. Camargo et al.

The Banjo: the Science Behind the Sound (3aMU4 and 3aMU5) by Joe Dickey

Less Sound Underground: Reducing Roof Bolting Machine Drilling Noise (3aNCc3) by M. Jenae Lowe et al.

Glass Breakage by Blasts - A Prediction Model and Real-world Validation (3pNS2) by Louis C. Sutherland

Music to Zebra Finch Ears: Which Acoustic Cues do Zebra Finches Attend to When Listening to a Song (3aABb3) by Beth Vernaleo et al.

Discovery of Sound in the Sea On-line Resources (3pAB10) by Kathleen J. Vigness-Raposa et al.


PiggyBac Gene Delivery with Ultrasound (4pBB15) by Pavlos Anastasiadis et al.

On-Board Microphones Reveal Small Changes in the Echolocation Calls of Two Bats Flying Together (4pAB7) by Mary E. Bates et al.

The Festival Hill Concert Hall (4aAAb1) by Richard E. Boner and Pamela Harght

Speech Analysis in Accident Investigation (4pSCa1) by Malcolm Brenner

Music in Our Ears - What Makes a Piano Sound Like a Piano? (4aPP11) by Mounya Elhilali and Kailash Patil

Seek and Destroy Tumors with Ultrasound (4aBB7) by Elisa E. Konofagou et al.

Speech Changes To Detect Fatigue (4pSCa2) by Cynthia M. LaJambe et al.

Looking Back to the Future of Hearing Protection: Vacuum Ear Plug (4pPP1) by Martin Lenhardt

Miniature Thermoacoustic Engine (4pPA1) by Konstantin I. Matveev

Music Through Hearing Aids: Perception and Performance (4aPP8) by Martin F. McKinney and Kelly Fitz

How the Brain Solves the Problem of Recognizing Speech in the Presence of Other Sources of Sound and Distortions (4pPP32) by Nima Mesgarani et al.

Why do Hearing-impaired Listeners Not (always) Enjoy Cocktail Parties? (4aPP2) by Christophe Micheyl and Andrew J. Oxenham

Listening for the 'Pop' in Ultrsaound-mediated Drug Delivery (4pBB5) by Kirthi Radhakrishnan et al.

Head Tracking Interface Using a WiiRemote (4aEA4) by Megha Sunny et al.


Clicking Whales - Who is Speaking? (5aAB3 and 5aAB4) by George E. Ioup et al.

How Does the Brain Pay Attention to Interesting Sounds? The Role of Top-down signals in Shaping the Listening Preference of "Chameleon" Neurons (5pAB2) by Jonathan Fritz et al.

The Future Diagnostics of Osteoporosis Should be Done at the Primary Healthcare Level - Potential of Dual Frequency Ultrasound Techniques (5aBB4) by Jukka S. Jurvelin et al.

Building Information Mpdeling with Revit Architecture and Acoustical Coordination (5aAA2) by Katherine LePage

Simulating Thunder on Titan: A Tool to Corroborate Lightning and a First Step Towards a Titanian Soundscape (5aPAb7) by Andi Petculescu

"Listen to" Bone Quality: How Ultrasound Helps to Reveal Microstructure and Elastic Function in Bone (5pBB9) by Kay Raum et al.

Passive Acoustics in the Gulf of Mexico Takes First Steps in Studying Mysterious Beaked Whales (5aAB2) by Natalia Sidorovskaia et al.

Understanding Budgerigar Song: Does the Order of Elements Have Significance? (5pAB6, 5pAB7) by Hsiao-Wei Tu

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