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 #ASA177 in Louisville, KY May 13-17, 2019

Louisville Sessions of interest to PP TC Members include (but are not necessarily limited to) the following:


Acoustics Outreach to Budding Scientists: Planting Seeds for Future Clinical and Physiological Collaborations (Joint with Education in Acoustics) Organized by: Kelly Whiteford, Anahita Mehta
The goal of this invited session is to increase ASA attendance from students and post docs whose work relates to both clinical and physiology research 

Applications of Signal Detection Theory in Perception and Physiology (Joint with Speech Communication, Signal Processing in Acoustics) Organized by: Jennifer Lentz, Christopher Conroy
–Session relating history of psychoacoustics to current work in physiological and psychoacoustical research and modeling, with a focus on the representation and perception of complex sounds

Context Effects in Speech Perception (Joint with Speech Communication) Organized by: Christian Stilp, Matthew Winn
–Examinations of different influences of context on speech recognition, from the acoustic to the psychological 

Cultivating New Growth by Composting Old Ideas: Pruning the Deadwood from the Garden of Psychological and Physiological Acoustics (Joint with Education in Acoustics) Organized by: G. Christopher Stecker
–Critical re-examination of long-standing ideas in the field and alternative considerations in the form of new frameworks, approaches, and interpretations

Diversity in Auditory Perception and Speech Communication (Joint with Speech Communication, Education in Acoustics) Organized by: Kelly Whiteford, Anahita Mehta, Dom Bouavichith, Evelyn Hoglund
–Diversity of factors that influence speech communication and perception with the goal to make progress toward ensuring that research populations discussed within ASA reflect the diversity of people in the general population 

Physiology Meets Perception (Joint with Speech Communication) Organized by: Sarah Verhulst, Antje Ihlefeld, Anna Diedesch, Amanda Lauer
–Recent research combining different physiological (e.g., neural correlates, otoacoustic emissions, or neural imaging) and/or behavioral approaches in the same species. Speakers come from a diverse range of research backgrounds and will discuss how the combination of different approaches in the same species benefits their research, ranging from auditory coding mechanisms and audiometry to speech intelligibility and attention


Acoustic Phonetic Properties of Infant-and-Child Directed Speech (Joint with Psychological and Physiological Acoustics) Organized by: Mark VanDam, Laura Dilley
–Studies of the acoustic properties of the speech signal directed to infants and young children, especially how these properties may vary as a function of characteristics of the speaker and addressee, including but not limited to age, communication abilities, and language experience


Polyphonic Pitch Perception and Analysis (Joint with Psychological and Physiological Acoustics, Signal Processing in Acoustics) Organized by: Jonas Braasch, Torben Pastore
–Perceiving pitches of multiple sources, the role of pitch in source segregation and the modeling of complex pitch phenomena


Acoustic Vehicle Alerts: Effects on Soundscape, Quality of Life, and Traffic Safety (Joint with Psychological and Physiological Acoustics) Organized by: Jeanine Botta, Brigitte Schulte-Fortkamp
–An exploration of vehicle alerts such as horn sounds and electronic signals that serve as status reports throughout shared spaces including residential neighborhoods, urban settings, and national parks

Advances and Applications in Sound Quality Metrics Measurements (Joint with Signal Processing in Acoustics, Psychological and Physiological Acoustics) Organized by: Hales Swift, Patricia Davies
–Recent activities in sound quality metric development as well as their application and related matters of policy or standardization


Battlefield Acoustics (Joint with Signal Processing in Acoustics, Structural Acoustics and Vibration, Noise, Psychological and Physiological Acoustics, Biomedical Acoustics, Speech Communication) Organized by: Gregory Lyons, W. C. Kirkpatrick Alberts, II
–Challenges in acoustics encountered in complex military environments

Victoria BC (Fall 2018) PP Sponsored Sessions

  • Acoustics Outreach: Linking Physiology and Behavior for Future CollaborationsOrganized by: Amanda Lauer, Anna Diedesch
  • Music, Speech, and the Brain (Joint with Speech Communication, Musical Acoustics)
    • Organized by: Christina Zhao, Patricia Kuhl
  • Parsing Limitations on Auditory Spatial AcuityOrganized by: Andrew Brown
  • Speech Perception in Children with Auditory Prostheses (Joint with Speech Communication)
    • Organized by: Mishaela DiNino, Kelly Jahn

Minneapolis, MN May 7-11, 2018 #ASA175

  • A tutorial lecture on “Hearing Loss and the Future of Auditory Implants” presented by Andrew Oxenham
  • Honoring the contributions of David Kemp to the discovery of otoacoustic emissions and their utility for assessing hearing function
  • Hartmann Prize Lecture: Shihab Shamma
  • Acoustics Outreach: Planting Seeds for Future Clinical and Physiological Collaborations ’18
  • Phase locking and rate limits in electric hearing
  • Honoring Neal Viemeister’s contributions to psychoacoustics
  • Physiology meets perception
  • Future directions for hearing aids: multi-sensor, user-informed and environment-aware
  • Consequences of asymmetrical hearing

Acoustics ’17 Boston in Boston, MA, USA

  • A Celebration of Nat Durlach and His Contributions to Sensory Communications
  • Acoustics Outreach to Budding Scientists: Planting Seeds for Future Clinical and Physiological Collaborations
  • Auditory Cognition and Scene Analysis in Complex Environments
  • History of Psychoacoustics in the Period 1900-1950
  • Honoring the Contributions of Louis Braida to the Study of Auditory and Speech Perception
  • Models and Reproducible Research
  • Perception of Synthetic Sound Fields
  • Perceptual Weights and Cue Integration in Hearing: Loudness, Binaural Hearing, Motion Perception, and Beyond
  • Physiology Meets Perception
  • Speech Intelligibility and Spatial Hearing in Adverse and Realistic Environments

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

  • 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