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The Acoustical Society of America (ASA) once again facilitated remote participation in some technical sessions recently held at the ASA meeting in New Orleans (4-8 December 2017). A number of papers in the special sessions listed below were broadcast in real-time over the internet using GoToWebinar. Recordings of certain talks are now available for delayed viewing through 25 January 2018, if captured and agreed upon by the authors.  See below for the lists of available talks and their start times on each video.  To access the recordings, please click on the recording weblinks provided for each session.

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1aSA. Standards in Structural Acoustics and Vibration (Cosponsor: ASACOS)
Monday, 4 December 2017 – 8:55 AM to 12:00 PM CST

Chair: Benjamin Shafer (PABCO Gypsum)


0:00:001aSA1A review of ASTM International standards relating to impact sound transmission in buildingsJerry Lilly (partial)
0:02:251aSA4Considerations for the evaluation of impact sound from heavy impact sources in adjacent spacesWilliam Eaton (partial)
0:10:071aSA5Method for evaluating and predicting noise from hard, heavy impact sourcesDavid Dong
0:26:261aSA6Non-standard uses of the mechanical tapping machine in field measurementsJerry Lilly
0:46:051aSA8Methods for calculating flanking noise transmissionDavid Dong


1aSP. Source Tracking with Microphone/Hydrophone Arrays I
Monday, 4 December 2017 – 9:00 AM to 11:35 AM CST

Cochairs: Kainam Thomas Wong (Hong Kong Polytechnic University) and Siu Kit Lau (National Univ. of SIngapore)


0:00:001aSP4Tracking time varying multipath phase at very low signal to noise ratiosPaul Gendron
0:47:001aSP6Echolocation and flight strategies of aerial-feeding bats during natural foragingEmyo Fujioka
1:10:431aSP7Adaptive cubature Kalman filtering for distant speech tracking using a circular microphone arrayXiang Pan


1pAO. Acoustic Scattering from Hydrocarbons and Hydrothermal Vents (Cosponsor: UW)
Monday, 4 December 2017 – 1:00 PM to 4:10 PM CST

Cochairs: Daniela Di Iorio (University of Georgia), Alexandra Padilla (University of New Hampshire) and Christopher Bassett (National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Fisheries Science Center)


0:00:001pAO2Observing the evolution and fate of free methane in the oceanThomas Weber
0:23:401pAO3Investigating bubble transport and fate in the watercolumn with calibrated broadband split-beam echosounder dataElizabeth Weidner
0:39:051pAO4Evidence of low-frequency multiple scattering of methane gas bubbles at Coal Oil Point, Santa Barbara, CaliforniaAlexandra Padilla
0:54:481pAO6Measurements of methane bubble size distribution from a remotely operated platform in the presence of oilTheodore Argo
1:09:281pAO7Acoustic investigations of natural seeps at GC600Mahdi Razaz
1:25:201pAO8Detection and characterization of hydrocarbon droplets using broadband echosoundersScott Loranger
1:44:471pAO9The acoustic properties of three crude oils at oceanographically relevant temperatures and pressuresScott Loranger


1pSP. Source Tracking with Microphone/Hydrophone Arrays II (Cosponsor: UW, EA)
Monday, 4 December 2017 – 1:00 PM to 4:20 PM CST

Cochairs: Kainam Thomas Wong (Hong Kong Polytechnic University) and Siu Kit Lau (National Univ. of Singapore)


0:00:001pSP1Direction finding and inverse imaging with microphone arrays in a forestMichael White
0:20:201pSP2Direction of arrival estimation using local series expansion evaluated on acoustic dataGustaf Hendeby
0:43:151pSP5Subarray processing with coprime and minimum redundancy arraysGuen-Soo Jo
1:05:451pSP6Recording and post-processing speech signals from magnetic resonance imaging experimentsJuha Kuortti


1pPA. 30th Anniversary of the National Center for Physical Acoustics (Cosponsor: BA, EA)
Monday, 4 December 2017 – 1:25 PM to 4:00 PM CST

Cochairs: Richard Raspet (Univ. of Mississippi), Craig Hickey (NCPA, Univ. of Mississippi), Josh R. Gladden (Physics and NCPA, Univ. of Mississippi)


0:02:02Chairs’ IntroductionRichard Raspet and Josh Gladden
0:06:181pPA1Reflections on the origins of the National Center for Physical AcousticsLawrence A. Crum
0:23:041pPA2Before there was a National Center for Physical Acoustics: Memories of the first employeeKenneth E. Gilbert
0:44:041pPA3From underwater thunder to cavitation from pulsed ultrasound: One graduate student’s perspective of the years leading up to the formation of NCPAAnthony A. Atchley
1:08:201pPA4Postdoc at NCPA: Explosive growth and entertainmentW. P. Arnott
1:41:481pPA5National Center for Physical Acoustics Aeroacoustics GroupLawrence Ukeiley
2:03:501pPA6Current research thrusts at NCPAJosh R. Gladden
2:25:501pPA7The importance of tuning curves and two-tone tests in

nonlinear acoustic landmine detection

Murray S. Korman



2aAB. In Memory of George Ioup: Acoustics in the Gulf of Mexico I (Cosponsor: SP, UW, AO)
Tuesday, 5 December 2017 – 8:35 AM to 12:00 PM CST

Cochairs: Natalia Sidorovskaia (UL Lafayette) and David Mellinger (Oregon State University)


0:00:00Chairs Intro
0:05:102aAB1George Ioup’s contribution to the Gulf of Mexico acoustic research: paving the path into the futureNatalia Sidorovskaia
0:22:492aAB3Modeling as a complementary tool to acoustic data for understanding the impact of environmental disasters on marine mammalsAzmy Ackleh
0:42:232aAB4Passive acoustic monitoring in the northern Gulf of Mexico using ocean glidersDavid Mellinger
1:06:022aAB5Echolocation for restoration: Odontocete monitoring in the Gulf of MexicoKaitlin Frasier and John Hildebrand
1:28:062aAB6Airborne electromagnetic profiling in the Gulf of MexicoKenneth Holladay
1:43:042aAB8In memory of George E. Ioup: Founder of the University of New Orleans physics program at the Stennis Space Center Stanley Chen-Bing
2:03:242aAB9Relationship between head size and biosonar transmit and receive beams in odontocetesWhitlow Au


2aMU. Measurement Methods and Instrumentation for Musical Acoustics
Tuesday, 5 December 2017 – 8:15 AM to 11:15 AM CST

Cochairs: Wilfried Kausel (Univ. of Music and Performing Arts) and Thomas Moore (Rollins College)


0:00:002aMU1Detailed experimental modal analysis of a trumpet: an application of laser Doppler vibrometryMartin Cockrill
0:22:232aMU3Flow visualizations using electronic speckle pattern interferometryWhitney Coyle
0:43:232aMU4Searching for early reflected waves after strike of Caribbean steelpan using time-resolved electronic speckle pattern interferometryAndrew Morrison
1:03:002aMU5Humidity influences on natural timpani headsWolfgang Nagl
1:16:242aMU7Study of the impact of material on clarinet-like instrument: correlation between impedance measurement and musician testsVincent Gibiat
1:29:392aMU8Investigating vocal tract effects during note transitions on the saxophoneMontserrat Pàmies-Vilà
1:47:082aMU9Preliminary measurements of vibrations and resonances of a Kundum xylophoneStephen Onwubiko, presented by Tracianne Nielsen


2aPA. Sound Used as an Investigative Tool for Industrial Solutions
Tuesday, 5 December 2017 – 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM CST

Chair: Gabriela Petculescu (University of Louisiana, Lafayette)


0:00:00Chairs Intro
0:02:352aPA1Grain size distribution measurement of Ti-6Al-4V plate using laser-ultrasonicsFeng Dong
0:19:572aPA2Ultrasonic characterization of the complex Young’s modulus of polymers produced with micro-stereolithographyClinton Morris
0:37:232aPA4Acoustic Monitoring of Aluminum-Alloy Sensitization Shankar Kharal and Gabriela Petulescu
1:04:352aPA5Electroacoustic Modeling and characterization of an ultrasonic projector Marc Lethiecq
1:23:152aPA6An acoustic approach to assess natural gas quality in real time Andi Petculescu


2aSA. Acoustic Metamaterials I (Cosponsor: PA, SP, EA)
Tuesday, 5 December 2017 – 8:30 AM to 11:45 AM CST

Cochairs: Christina Naify (Jet Propulsion Lab) and Michael Haberman (The University of Texas at Austin)


0:00:002aSA4Design and measurement of an acoustic bi-anisotropic metasurface for scattering-free manipulation of the refracted wavefrontJunfei Li
0:16:452aSA5Passive acoustic metasurfaces for high-efficiency wavefront transformationsLi Quan
0:29:552aSA6Anomalous scattering effects from bi-anisotropic inclusions and metamaterialsLi Quan
0:45:502aSA7Asymmetric transmission via lossy gradient-index metasurfaces: Role of diffractionChen Shen
1:01:002aSA8Optimal attenuation caused by boundary impedance in acoustic waveguidesMatthew Kelsten
1:18:102aSA9Theorviscous effect on sound propagation in acoustic metastructuresLikun Zhang
1:34:202aSA10Acoustics of Locally Bilinear Periodic Metamaterials 

Alexey Titovich


2pAB. In Memory of George Ioup: Acoustics in the Gulf of Mexico II (Cosponsor: SP, UW, AO)
Tuesday, 5 December 2017 – 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM CST

Cochairs: Natalia Sidorovskaia (UL Lafayette) and David Mellinger (Oregon State University)


0:01:402pAB1Decadal assessment of the sperm whale population trends in the northern Gulf of Mexico using acousticsKun Li
0:17:102pAB2Comparing performance of bottom-moored and unmanned surface vehicle towed passive acoustic monitoring platforms for sperm whale detectionSakib Mahmud
0:27:402pAB3Species-level classification and clustering of beaked whale echolocation recordingsJack LeBien
0:43:202pAB4Calculating sperm whale lengths in the northern Gulf of MexicoGeorge Drouant
0:57:352pAB5Dolphin target detection processes investigation using finite element modelChong Wei
1:13:552pAB7Bottom characterization in the northern Gulf of Mexico using chirp sonar and ship noise dataAltan Turgut
1:29:392pAB8Population Densities of Dolphins in the northern Gulf of MexicoKendal Leftwich


2pMUa. Cajun Music: Accordians, Culture, and History
Tuesday, 5 December 2017 – 1:55 PM to 4:05 PM CST

Chair: James Cottingham (Coe College)


0:00:002pMUa3Cultural significance of the diatonic single-row button accordion in South LouisianaMark DeWitt – partially recorded
0:10:302pMUa5Cajun and Zydeco Accordion Playing Styles Chad Huval – partially recorded


2pNSa. Evaluation of Acoustics in Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities (Cosponsor: AA, ASACOS)
Tuesday, 5 December 2017 – 1:00 PM – 2:55 PM CST

Cochairs: Jay Bliefnick (University of Nebraska) and Jonathan Weber (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)


0:00:002pNSa1Evaluating hospital soundscapes to improve patient experienceJay Bliefnick – audio starts at 0:10:40
0:22:222pNSa2Acoustical evaluation of Quiet Time and its impact on patient outcomesJonathan Weber
0:43:182pNSa3An overview of the key misperceptions that are preventing any significant improvements when addressing operational noise in acute care hospitalsGary Madaras
1:05:492pNSa4Acoustics and the built environment in pediatric hospital unitsIan Hough
1:26:202pNSa5Noise in the recovery area of a large hospitalSergio Beristain


2pNSb. Acoustics and its Role in Accessibility (e.g. Americans with Disabilities Act) (Cosponsor: SC, PP, ASACOS)
Tuesday, 5 December 2017 – 3:30 PM to 5:10 PM CST

Chair: David Manley (DLR Group)


0:00:00Chairs Intro
0:02:182pNSb1Disability rights aspects of ambient noise under the Americans with Disabilities Act for people with auditory disordersDaniel Fink
0:23:502pNSb2Preliminary reports of New York City restaurant and bar noise levels via crowdsourced measurements show a low number of restaurants and bars suitable for various disabled communities, notably those with hearing lossGregory Farber
0:44:202pNSb3Electric vehicles – safe and quiet with acoustic vehicle alerting systems?Rene Weinandy
1:05:002pNSb4Induction loop assisted listening system case study in a Catholic churchDavid Manley


2pSA. Acoustic Metamaterials II (Cosponsor: PA, SP, EA)
Tuesday, 5 December 2017 – 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM CST

Cochairs: Christina Naify (Jet Propulsion Lab) and Michael Haberman (The University of Texas at Austin)


0:00:002pSA1Zone folding induced topological insulators in phononic crystalsYun Jing
0:16:162pSA4Numerical investigation of metafluid behavior in pre-strained negative stiffness honeycombsBenjamin Goldsberry
0:32:152pSA5Enhancement of Low-frequency sound emission by metamaterial enclosuresLikun Zhang
0:51:402pSA12Active vibration control by a tunable piezoelectric shunt metamaterialAaron Stearns



3aAO. Munk Award Lecture
Wednesday, 6 December 2017 – 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM CST

Chair: John Colosi (Naval Postgraduate School)


0:00:00Chairs Introduction
0:14:273aAO1New platforms, technologies, and approaches for remote inference of physical and biological parameters using acoustic scattering techniquesAndone Lavery


3aID. Standards: Practical Applications in Acoustics (Cosponsor: ASACOS)
Wednesday, 6 December 2017 – 7:40 AM to 12:00 PM CST

Cochairs: Christopher Struck (CJS Labs) and Robert Hellweg (Hellweg Acoustics)


0:00:003aID2An overview of ANSI/ASA S3.7-2016: Method for Measurement and Calibration of EarphonesChristopher Struck – no slides captured
0:25:443aID4Recent developments in sound power level measurement standardsRobert Hellweg
0:50:563aID5Introduction to S12.70 Speech Privacy in HealthcareKenneth Good
1:16:581aSA2Acoustical Society of America Standards in mechanical shock and vibrationCharles Gaumond
1:56:583aID7Measurement uncertainty and its application to standards in acousticsChristopher Struck
2:20:173aID9Development of an S3/SC1 standard for auditory evoked potential hearing tests in toothed whalesDorian Houser
2:44:303aID10A primary method for the complex calibration of a hydrophone from 1 Hz to 2 kHzWilliam Slater


3aSC. Teaching Phonetics and Speech Science in the New Millennium: Challenges and Opportunities (Cosponsor: ED)
Wednesday, 6 December 2017 – 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM CST

Cochairs: Catherine Rogers (University of South Florida) and Benjamin Tucker (University of Alberta)


0:00:003aSC3Some thoughts on teaching and learning phonetic transcriptionJames Hillenbrand
0:22:003aSC4Teaching an online phonetics course: One approachRobert Fox
1:25:483aSC6Teaching phonetics in an active-learning classroom: the role of teaching assistantsTessa Bent
1:42:403aSC7Teaching phonetics to undergraduate students majoring speech and hearing sciences and disordersMakoto Kariyasu
1:58:403aSC8Variability and invariants: Facilitating deep learningChao-Yang Lee
2:13:353aSC9Flipping the phonetics classroomCatherine Rogers
2:28:453aSC10Developing an online phonetics course for a diverse student populationCaroline Smith
2:43:073aSC11Online vs. in-person: Exploring the outcomes and impactsBenjamin Tucker
2:59:123aSC12Improving comprehension through team quizzesAmelia Kimball


3aUWb. Session in Honor of Chester McKinney
Wednesday, 6 December 2017 – 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM CST

Cochairs: Thomas Muir (University of Texas at Austin) and Clark Penrod (The University of Texas)


0:00:003aUWb1Chester McKinney, champion in acousticsDavid Blackstock – no audio captured
0:27:123aUWb2Chester McKinney and the Acoustical Society of America: Over sixty years of serviceMarcia Isakson
0:47:183aUWb3Chester McKinney’s legacy at Applied Research Laboratories, The University of TexasClark Penrod
1:08:083aUWb4Chester McKinney: Lessons I learned from a prominent scientist and leader in our acoustics communityWilliam Kuperman
1:28:403aUWb5Chester McKinney: A legacy of high frequency sonar development at Applied Research Laboratories, The University of Texas at AustinJohn Huckabay
1:51:303aUWb6The McKinney-Anderson paper and its impact on sediment acousticsAnthony Bonomo
2:11:503aUWb7Acoustical research and publications of Chester McKinneyThomas Muir
2:34:353aUWb8McKinney Fellowship in Acoustics at ARL:UTKyle Spratt


3pAA. Speech Privacy Concerns in Open Plan Spaces
Wednesday, 6 December 2017 – 1:15 PM to 3:00 PM CST

Chairs: Kenneth Good (Armstrong)


0:00:00Chairs Introduction
0:03:453pAA1Balancing the detrimental effects of office noise annoyance and distraction on work performanceMartin Lawless
0:25:553pAA2Using ODEON acoustical modeling software to predict speech privacy in open-plan offices: Part 2Diego Hernandez and Jason Duty
0:46:423pAA3Possible path for speech privacy design and performance approachesKenneth Roy
1:07:153pAA4Evaluation of ambient noise including conversation in medical facilitiesYumi Koyama
1:25:203pAA5Case study: Open plan “closed” offices or closed plan “open” officesKenneth Good


3pIDa. Hot Topics: Hunt is Still Hot
Wednesday, 6 December 2017 – 1:00 PM to 2:05 PM CST

Chair: Christina Naify (Jet Propulsion Lab)


0:00:003pIDa1Hydronephones: Acoustic receivers on unmanned underwater vehiclesLora Van Uffelen
0:25:353pIDa2Virtual reality meets architectural acousticsMichael Vorlaender
0:47:243pIDa3Hospital noise: How bad is it?Ilene Busch-Vishniac



4aAB. General Biosonar
Thursday, 7 December 2017 – 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM CST

Chair: Rolf Müller (Virginia Tech)


0:00:004aAB1Bone conducted sound in a dolphin’s mandible: Experimental investigation of elastic waves mediating information on source localizationMichael Reinwald – no slides captured
0:15:554aAB4Analysis of bats’ gaze and flight control based on the estimation of their echolocated points with time-domain acoustic simulationTaito Banda
0:28:104aAB5Doppler shifts in bat biosonar: the good, the bad, and the unexpectedRolf Müller
0:41:024aAB6Integration of dynamic emission and reception in the biosonar system of horseshoe batsJoseph Sutlive
0:55:344aAB7Quantification of fast pinna motions in rhinolophid and hipposiderid batsXiaoyan Yin
1:14:214aAB8Noseleaf motions impart dynamic signatures on bat biosonar pulsesLiujun Zhang


4aBA. Ultrasound-Mediated Neuromodulation
Thursday, 7 December 2017 – 8:25 AM to 11:45 AM CST

Chair: Parag Chitnis (George Mason University)


0:00:004aBA1Ultrasound neuro-stimulation effects of peripheral axons in-vitroNader Saffari
0:31:134aBA2Ultrasonic stimulation and metabolic stress in neuronal systemsJohn Cressman
1:06:044aBA4Intersections of Neuromodulation, Focused Ultrasound, and Gene Delivery with Brain-Penetrating NanoparticlesRichard Price
1:42:104aBA7High resolution modulation of human brain circuits using transcranial focused ultrasoundWynn Legon


4aPP. Psychoacoustics of Speech Perception in Noise, Localization, and Frequency Selectivity
Thursday, 7 December 2017 – 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM CST

Chair: Eric Hoover (University of South Florida)


0:00:004aPP1Auditory object formation from background noise improves speech perceptionMaury Lander-Portnoy
0:17:004aPP2Background noise interacts with spectral context effects during speech categorizationChristian Stilp
0:30:384aPP3The effect of listener motion on localization of tones in a roomEric Macaulay
0:47:064aPP5Diagnostic value of experimental parameters for measurement of localization abilityAngelique Scharine
1:03:254aPP6Distribution of spectral modulation transfer functions in a young, normal-hearing populationDavid Eddins
1:20:104aPP7Detection of frequency glides in single tones and single formants: Are tones appropriate analogs of formants in psychophysical experiments?Michelle Molis
1:35:484aPP8Comparison of scoring methods for spatial release from masking for speech based on analysis of psychometric function slopeEric Hoover
1:47:274aPP9Establishing the response of low frequency auditory filtersMenachem Rafaelof


4aSCa. The Southern States: Social Factors and Language Variation I
Thursday, 7 December 2017 – 8:00 AM – 10:50 AM CST

Cochairs: Wendy Herd (Mississippi State University) and Irina Shport (Louisiana State University);


0:05:254aSCa1Sociophonetic trends in studies of Southern EnglishErik Thomas
0:29:404aSCa2Northern vowel features within the Deep South: The New Orleans Yat dialectKatie Carmichael
0:57:004aSCa3The emergence of a new pronunciation variant in a culturally changing Appalachian communityEwa Jacewicz
1:35:204aSCa4The influence of regional identity on Appalachian intonationPaul Reed
2:01:154aSCa5An acoustic and phonological description of /z/-devoicing in Southern American EnglishAbby Walker
2:24:554aSCa6Prosodic and segmental cues to regional dialect variation in American EnglishCynthia Clopper


4pAA. Back to the Future: A Look at Multipurpose Spaces, How They’ve Changed and What’s Next
Thursday, 7 December 2017 – 1:00 PM to 5:35 PM CST

Cochairs: Shane Kanter (Threshold Acoustics) and Jennifer Nelson Smid (Threshold Acoustics)


0:02:304pAA2Active acoustics in multi-purpose venues: A ten year retrospectiveSteve Ellison
0:22:504pAA3The interactive multipurpose performing arts hallHyun Paek
0:40:404pAA4Changing an existing performance space from a single purpose use to a multipurpose space or creating a multipurpose space from an existing performance space not acoustically suitable for any performancesRobert Coffeen and Jason Pittman
1:02:574pAA5Effects of variable acoustic elements on the spatial sound field in multipurpose venuesMichelle Vigeant
1:22:554pAA6Multi-purpose performance spaces as vehicles to enhance the acoustical communities of cities and townsGary Siebein
1:43:054pAA7Trends in performing arts center designJack Hagler
2:03:004pAA11A trio of multi-purpose halls, 1995-2016: Aronoff, Overture and HancherJoseph Myers
2:24:004pAA12Multi-purpose halls… Wave of a new future or dead-end?Paul Scarbrough
2:44:504pAA13Sixteen years later – Skirball Center for the Performing arts at NYU completes the installation of electronic architectureSteve Barbar 


4pNS. Wind Turbine Noise (Cosponsor: ASACOS, SA)
Thursday, 7 December 2017 – 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM CST

Cochairs: Nancy Timmerman (Nancy S. Timmerman, P.E.), Kenneth Kaliski (RSG Inc) and Robert Hellweg (Hellweg Acoustics)


0:02:524pNS1Measurements of underwater sound radiated from an offshore wind turbineJames H Miller
0:23:024pNS5Subjective assessment of wind turbine noise – the stereo approachSteven Cooper
0:42:404pNS6Measurements of infrasound blade pass frequencies in the far fieldAndy Metelka
1:04:554pNS7Infrasound blade pass frequency transmissibility measurements inside homes near wind turbinesAndy Metelka
1:22:484pNS8Acoustic compliance with permit conditions – What does it mean?Steven Cooper
1:42:064pNS11Revisiting the South Australian Environment Protection Authority 2013 Waterloo study using the Schomer principleMary Morris and Stephen Cooper
2:03:104pNS13Startle reflex and sensitisation – how are these biological phenomena relevant to wind turbine noise exposure?Sarah Laurie and Stephen Cooper


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