Planting Seeds of Collaboration – Travel Award and Special Session
The Psychological and Physiological Acoustics Technical Committee funded 6 students/post-docs to attend and present at the 171st ASA Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah (23-27 May 2016). Award recipients were invited to present their research in a special session titled <em>”> They received $750 for travel expenses and were matched with a mentor at the meeting. This award is intended to promote translational research and to expose clinical and physiological researchers to the Acoustical Society, especially those whose mentors may not normally attend ASA meetings. Following is a list of award recipients along with their presentation titles:
Darrin K. Reed: “Differences in cortical responses to spatial changes in foreground versus background auditory objects.”
Ian M. Wiggins: “Shining a light on the neural signature of effortful listening.”
Kelsey L. Anbuhl: “Temporary unilateral hearing loss during development impairs behavioral and neural sensitivity to interaural level difference cues for sound localization.”
Karolina Charaziak: “Removing effects of ear-canal acoustics from measurements of otoacoustic emissions.”
Dario Vignali: “Modeling dynamic properties of spontaneous otoacoustic emissions: Low-frequency biasing and entrainment.”
Brandon T. Paul: “Hidden hearing loss in tinnitus with normal hearing thresholds.”
Congratulations to all of the award recipients!
Aging and Speech Communication Research Conference
Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, hosted the 6th Aging and Speech Communication Research Conference on 11-14 October 2015. The primary purpose of the conference is to bring together researchers working around the world in the areas of cognitive processing and sensory perceptual processing, especially hearing, to share their latest research findings with regard to aging and speech communication. Presentations and posters were presented by leaders in the field of aging and speech communication.
The Knowles Hearing Center at Northwestern University hosted a one-day symposium on The Business of Hearing Health Care. The symposium was held at the Hilton Orrington in Evanston, Illinois, on Friday, 9 October 2015. Each speaker and their topic is shown below:
Neil DiSarno, American Speech & Hearing Association
As the world of health care turns, where does hearing health care fit?
David Zapala, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
Positioning audiology in an integrated health care system.
Paul Pessis, North Shore Audio-Vestibular Lab
Ultimately, who is paying the price? Quality of care at reduced cost.
Andrew Bopp, Hearing Industries Association
The legislative and regulatory horizon for hearing health care.
Ian Windmill, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
What about laws, ethics, and morals?
Katherine Bouton, Author of “Shouting Won’t Help” and “Living Better with Hearing Loss”
But what does the consumer want? Clarity, quality and cost effectiveness.
Lisa Hunter, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and University of Cincinnati
How do we educate and train an audiologist for the new world?
The William and Christine Hartmann Prize in Auditory Neuroscience was established in 2011 through a generous donation by Bill and Chris Hartmann to the Acoustical Society of America to recognize and honor research that links auditory physiology with auditory perception or behavior in humans or other animals. The third prize was awarded at the Spring meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in Pittsburgh (18-22 May, 2015) to Laurel H. Carney, who delivered the Hartmann Auditory Neuroscience Prize Lecture, entitled “Relating Physiology to Perception: The Case of the Notched-Noise Masker.”
Student Council Representative
Anna Diedesch was elected The Student Council Representative. She was selected from a pool of interested applicants. Her two-year term began at the end of the Spring 2013 ASA meeting in Montreal. We were very excited to welcome her to our council!
The William and Christine Hartmann Prize in Auditory Neuroscience was established in 2011 through a generous donation by Bill and Chris Hartmann to the Acoustical Society of America to recognize and honor research that links auditory physiology with auditory perception or behavior in humans or other animals. The first Prize was awarded at the Spring meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in Montreal (2-7 June 2013) to Tom C. T. Yin, who delivered the Hartmann Auditory Neuroscience Prize Lecture entitled “Physiological and behavioral studies of sound localization” on Tuesday June 4th, 2013
Von Békésy Award
The 2013 von Békésy Award was awarded to M. Charles Liberman, for discoveries regarding coding of sound by the auditory nerve in normal and impaired hearing. The award was presented at the Spring 2013 ASA meeting in Montreal at the Plenary Session and Awards Ceremony on Wednesday afternoon.
Great One-Day Symposium
The Knowles Hearing Center at Northwestern University hosted a great one-day symposium on Noise & Hearing. The symposium was held at the Hilton Orrington in Evanston, Illinois and included 9 amazing speakers. Each speaker and their topic is shown below. Links to the poster and website can be accessed from the conference’s page.
Benj Kanters, hearing conservation and the music industry
Mead Killion, engineering solutions to hearing protection
Sharon Kujawa, vision for the future
M. Charles Liberman, biology of noise-induced hearing loss
Lynne Marshall, designing hearing conservation for the future
Kurt Yankaskas, noise and the military
Jaime Garcai-Añoveros, cellular protection mechanisms against noise
Donna Whitlon, neural repair after noise exposure
Jing Zheng, noise exposure and hair cells
Special thanks to Brenda Lonsbury-Martin for guest editing the April 2012 issue of Acoustics Today, which focused entirely on P&P and provides all ASA members with an accessible and impressive sampling of the variety of fascinating work going on in our field.
ASA School 2012 was a new ASA event where graduate students and early career acousticians in all areas of acoustics could learn about and discuss a wide variety of topics related to the interdisciplinary acoustical theme Living in the Acoustic Environment. ASA School 2012 provided opportunities for meeting faculty and fellow students, discussing research topics, developing collaborations and professional relationships within acoustics, and mentoring. ASA School 2012 was a two-day course consisting of lectures by prominent acousticians, roundtables, demonstrations, and discussion groups to expand on the lecture materials and to foster communication across disciplines and technical areas of acoustics. Social events, including a Friday evening welcome reception and Saturday evening dinner, were also scheduled to provide an informal setting for further discussions and social exchange.
Special thanks to Dan Tollin and Chris Stecker for providing their expertise as P&P faculty representatives in Kansas City!!