13 February, 2020: US Opening Ceremony

The ASA Washington DC Regional Chapter will be hosting the US International Year of Sound Opening Ceremony on Thursday, February 13th, 6pm – 9pm in the American Center for Physics (One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740).

 

 World Hearing Day — 3 March 2020

International Noise Awareness Day — Wednesday, 29 April 2020

 

9–10 May 2020: ASA School 2020

ASA School 2020 is a two-day course for graduate students and early career acousticians being held in Itasca, Illinois. Visit https://acousticalsociety.org/asa-school-2020/ for application information.

 

11–15 May 2020: ASA Spring meeting

The 179th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America will be held in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

 

Jam Session in Chicago

The College of Fellows will host the ASA Jam Session on Wednesday, 13 May, at 8:00 p.m. Bring your axe, horn, sticks, voice, or anything else that makes music. Musicians and non-musicians are all welcome to attend. A full PA system, backline equipment, guitars, bass, keyboard, and drum set will be provided. All attendees will enjoy live music, a cash bar, and all-around good times. Don’t miss out.

Listen Up and Get Involved!

 

Monday, 11 May, 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.: Technical Tour to Riverbank Laboratories

Participants are asked to make a $10 donation to the Acoustical Society of America Early Career Leadership Campaign (CAECL) when they register for the meeting. Click here for more details.

 

11–15 May 2020: Gallery of Acoustics

The Gallery will consist of a collection of images, videos, audio clips, and narrations of images and/or sounds generated by acoustic processes or resulting from signal and image processing of acoustic data. Visit the ASA meeting website for submission guidelines: acousticalsociety.org/asa-meetings

 

11–15 May 2020: Hands-on Workshop: Wiki4YearOfSound2020

During the 179th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. Workshop attendees will learn the basics of Wikipedia editing, make substantive changes to Wikipedia articles within their area of expertise, and find out more about the Wiki Education Foundation’s classroom program.

 

11–15 May 2020: Without the Past, There is no Present or Future – The Story of Historical Instruments. A display of historical instruments and photographs will be on display at the 179th ASA Spring meeting.

 

11–15 May 2020: Biomedical Acoustics Workshop: Time-domain ultrasound simulation in biological tissue using k-Wave

There is no fee to participate, however, participants must register online or use the printed registration form at the time of registering for 179th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. See full details here.

 

 PASS 2020

 

9 – 13 November 2020: ASA Fall meeting

The 180th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America will be held in Cancun, Mexico.

 

Past Press Releases

Offshore Wind Farms Could Disturb Marine Mammal Behavior

As the number and size of offshore turbines increase, so does the possible disruption to aquatic life.Media Contact:Larry FrumAIP Media301-209-3090media@aip.org DENVER, May 26, 2022 – When an offshore wind farm pops up, there is a period of noisy but well-studied and...

Explosions Help Probe Elusive Atmospheric Waves

Infrasound pulses from munitions plant explosions used to study gravity waves, atmospheric eventsMedia Contact: Larry Frum AIP Media 301-209-3090 media@aip.org DENVER, May 25, 2022 – Infrasound waves can probe some of the most complex weather patterns hidden to normal...

Snap, Crackle, Pop: Healthy Coral Reefs Brimming with Noise

Monitoring their soundscape can provide a long term, nonintrusive, inexpensive method for tracking the state of reefs around the worldMedia Contact:Larry FrumAIP Media301-209-3090media@aip.org DENVER, May 25, 2022 – A healthy coral reef is loud. Like a busy city, the...

Turning Hearing Aids into Noise-Canceling Devices

Assistive listening devices can filter out noise from loudspeakers, improving clarityMedia Contact: Larry Frum AIP Media 301-209-3090 media@aip.org DENVER, May 25, 2022 – People with hearing aids and other assistive listening devices often struggle at crowded events,...

On Mars, NASA’s Perseverance Rover’s Playlist Like No Other

Microphones on the rover capture, characterize sounds from red planet's atmosphereMedia Contact: Larry Frum AIP Media 301-209-3090 media@aip.org DENVER, May 25, 2022 – Since NASA's Perseverance rover landed on Mars, its two microphones have recorded hours of audio...

Going Virtual Hurts Student Career Prospects

Students less likely to engage with virtual networking events, increasing turnover, burnoutMedia Contact:Larry FrumAIP Media301-209-3090media@aip.org DENVER, May 24, 2022 – As in-person scientific meetings and gathering have been replaced by virtual meetings during...

Ultrasound-Assisted Laser Technique Vaporizes Artery Plaque

Method avoids complications from using high-power lasers, extends to other medical applicationsMedia Contact:Larry FrumAIP Media301-209-3090media@aip.org DENVER, May 24, 2022 – Atherosclerosis, a buildup of plaque, can lead to heart disease, artery disease, and...

Listening Can Be Exhausting for Older Cochlear Implant Users

Aging effects on listening effort in cochlear-implant usersMedia Contact:Larry FrumAIP Media301-209-3090media@aip.org DENVER, May 24, 2022 – Degraded acoustic signals can make hearing difficult for anyone, but differences in cognitive abilities, age-related changes,...

Diverse Social Networks Reduce Accent Judgments

Perception in context: How racialized identities impact speech perceptionMedia Contact:Larry FrumAIP Media301-209-3090media@aip.org DENVER, May 24, 2022 – Everyone has an accent. But the intelligibility of speech doesn't just depend on that accent; it also depends on...

Sidekick Microbubbles Carry Anti-Cancer Drugs, Damage Tumor Vessels

Ultrasound-stimulated, drug-loaded bubbles for cancer therapyMedia Contact:Larry FrumAIP Media301-209-3090media@aip.org DENVER, May 24, 2022 – Microbubbles can assist with localized drug delivery in a patient's body by popping at a target site to create enhanced...

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