The summer issue of Acoustics Today is in the mail, just in time for you to pack it on your next trip to the beach! The cover features an illustration of the gravitational waves emanating from binary black holes, which appears in an article about the sounds created by black holes (image credit: LIGO/T. Pyle).

Other topics in this issue:

  • How the electric signals weakly electric fish use to communicate relate to human auditory processing
  • Capturing uncertainty that arises in experimental research in acoustical models
  • Acoustofluidics, or the physical effect of a passing acoustic wave on a fluid and particles suspended within
  • Why hearing aids don’t work as well in noisy scenarios (the “cocktail party problem”)
  • Dealing with wind noise in tall, slender skyscrapers

Plus there’s an interview with Jordan Cheer of the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research at the University of Southampton, stories from current graduate students, an essay about the ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax, and reflections from early career acousticians who came from other countries to the US to study acoustics.

If you don’t want to wait for your print copy to arrive in the mail, you can check out the entire issue online!

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