(Note: All press conference times are in Eastern Time)

Wednesday, Dec. 9th @ 11:00 am ET

  • Imitation Mosquito Ears Help Identify Mosquito Species and Sex
    Tim Ziemer – University of Bremen
    (Session: “A bio-inspired acoustic detector of mosquito sex and species” Dec. 7, 1:10 pm ET)
  • Outside Oz, GLINDA Reports on Tornado Acoustics
    Brian Elbing – Oklahoma State University
    (Session: “Infrasound measurement of tornadoes and other severe storm events at close range” Dec. 7, 1:10 pm ET)
  • Smarter Traffic Signs Ahead?
    Andrzej Czyzewski – Gdansk University of Technology
    (Session: “Comparing traffic intensity estimates employing passive acoustic Radar and microwave Doppler Radar sensor” Dec. 7, 10:15 am ET)

Thursday, Dec. 10th @ 3:00 pm ET

  • Masked Education: Which Face Coverings are Best for Student Comprehension?
    Pasquale Bottalico – University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    (Session: “Speech intelligibility in auralized classrooms when the talker is wearing a face mask” Dec. 9, 3:15 pm ET)
  • Lung Ultrasounds Could Help Determine COVID-19 Outcome
    Umberto Sabatini – Policlinico San Matteo
    (Session: “Is lung ultrasound a predictor of worsening in Covid-19 patients?” Dec. 10 at 12 noon ET)
  • How Loud Is Too Loud? Identifying Noise Levels That Deter Older Restaurant Patrons
    Pasquale Bottalico – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    (Session: “Lombard effect, ambient noise and willingness to spend time and money in a restaurant amongst older adults” Dec. 10, 1:10 p.m. ET)

Friday, Dec. 11th @ 10:00 am ET

  • Face Masks Provide Additional Communication Barrier for Non-Native Speech
    Rajka Smiljanic – University of Texas at Austin
    (Session: “Effects of face masks and speaking style on audio-visual speech perception and memory” Dec. 10, 3:35 pm ET)
  • Sounds, Smells Could Sway Our Self-Image
    Giada Brianza – University of Sussex
    “Understanding the impact of sound and smell on body image perception” Dec. 11, 12:20 pm ET)

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