Special Sessions

Psychological and Physiological Acoustics


Upcoming ASA Meetings

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Previous ASA Meetings

Acoustics ’17 Boston in Boston, MA, USA

  • A Celebration of Nat Durlach and His Contributions to Sensory Communications
    Organizers: H. Steven Colburn and Barbara G. Shinn-Cunningham (ASA)
  • Acoustics Outreach to Budding Scientists: Planting Seeds for Future Clinical and Physiological Collaborations
    Organizers: Anna Diedesch and Adrian K. C. Lee (ASA)
  • Auditory Cognition and Scene Analysis in Complex Environments
    Organizers: Barbara Shinn-Cunningham (ASA); Janina Fels and Volker Hohmann (EAA)
  • History of Psychoacoustics in the Period 1900-1950
    Organizers: Jont Allen (ASA) and Armin Kohlrausch (EAA)
  • Honoring the Contributions of Louis Braida to the Study of Auditory and Speech Perception
    Organizers: Charlotte M. Reed and William M. Rabinowitz (ASA)
  • Models and Reproducible Research
    Organizers: Alan Kan (ASA) and Piotr Majdak (EAA)
  • Perception of Synthetic Sound Fields
    Organizers: Nils Peters (ASA) and Sascha Spors (EAA)
  • Perceptual Weights and Cue Integration in Hearing: Loudness, Binaural Hearing, Motion Perception, and Beyond
    Organizers: Virginia Richards (ASA); Daniel Oberfeld and Bernhard Seeber (EAA)
  • Physiology Meets Perception
    Organizers: Antje Ihlefeld and Sarah Verhulst (ASA); Tom Francard and Jan Wouters (EAA)
  • Speech Intelligibility and Spatial Hearing in Adverse and Realistic Environments
    Organizers: Virginia Best (ASA) and Mathieu Lavandier (EAA)


172nd Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, 28 November – 2 December, 2016

Joint meeting with the Acoustical Society of Japan (ASJ)

  • Binaural Processing and Localization
  • Gap Detection: New Perspectives from Neuroscience, Perception, and Modelling (Joint session with Speech Communication)
  • Linking Human Physiology with Psychoacoustics – From Brainstem to Cortical Measurements and Beyond
  • Perspectives of Research in Overlooked Hearing Problems (Joint with Speech Communication)
  • Pitch and Timbre
  • Recent Progress in Auditory Perceptual Organization Studies
  • Spatial Hearing and its Applications

171st Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, 23-27 May, 2016

  • Acoustics Outreach to Budding Scientists: Planting Seeds for Future Clinical and Physiological Collaborations.
  • Beyond the Audiogram: Influence of Supra-Threshold Deficits
  • Lessons from Interrupted Speech: Methods and Models
  • Quantitative Methodology in both Physiological and Psychophysical Data Analysis Workshop
  • Source Separation for Noise Reduction

169th Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 18-22 May, 2015

  • Celebration of the Modern Cochlear Implant and the First Substantial Restoration of a Human Sense Using a Medical Intervention
  • Spatial Hearing and Localization
  • Influence of Visual Cues on Auditory Perception
  • Physiology, Behavior, and Modeling: From Middle-Ear to Mid-Brain

168th Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana, 27-31 October, 2014

  • Physiological and Psychological Aspects of Central Auditory Processing Dysfunction
  • Perceptual and Physiological Mechanisms, Modeling, and Assessment

167th Meeting, Providence, Rhode Island, 5-9 May, 2014

  • From Protection to Perception
  • Temporal Processing, Compression, and Cochlear Implants: Session in Honor of Sid P. Bacon
  • Scientific Catalyst, Collaborator, and Gadfly: Honoring the Contributions of Tino (Constantine) Trahiotis to the Understanding of Binaural Auditory Processing
  • Diagnostics of the Pathological Middle Ear by Wideband Acoustic Impedance/Reflectance Measures
  • Cambridge Contributions to Auditory Science: The Moore-Patterson Legacy
  • Role of Medial Olivocochlear Efferents in Auditory Function

166th Meeting, San Francisco, California, 2-6 December, 2013

  • Building a Stairway to Hearing
  • The Ear Club: Honoring Ervin R. Hafter and His Contributions to the Study of Binaural Processing and Auditory Cognition

21st International Congress on Acoustics, Montreal, Canada, 2-7 June, 2013

  • In Memory of Bertram Scharf: Five Decades of Contributions to Auditory Perception
  • Binaural Hearing and Binaural Techniques
  • Celebrating a “Long” Career: Explorations of Auditory Physiology and Psychoacoustics
  • Multimodal Influences on Auditory Spatial Perception
  • Biomechanics of Hearing
  • Computational Modeling of Sensorineural Hearing Loss: Models and Applications
  • Recent Trends in Psychoacoustics

164th Meeting, Kansas City, Missouri, 22-26 October, 2012

  • Perception and Models

Acoustics 2012, Hong Kong, China, 13-18 May, 2012

  • Open Challenges in Auditory Scene Analysis
  • Binaural Hearing and Cochlear Mechanics
  • Release from Masking in Listeners with Normal and Impaired Hearing
  • Cortical Neuroimaging Techniques in Auditory Perception and Cognition
  • Current Issues in Auditory Cortex Physiology
  • Psychological and Physiological Basis of Tonal Language Processing
  • Subjective Evaluation and Auditory Perception

162nd Meeting, San Diego, California, 31 October-4 November, 2011

  • Perceptual Aspects of Sound

161st Meeting, Seattle, Washington, 23-27 May, 2011

  • Cochlear Models and Psychoacoustics of Speech
  • Advances in Auditory Development
  • Comparative Approaches to Peripheral Auditory Function
  • Audio-Tactile Interactions: Recent Anatomical, Physiological, and Perceptual Research
  • Psychophysical and Physiological Sensitivity to Interaural Level Differences
  • Assessment and Consequences of Hearing Loss